A TEIGNBRIDGE social club is reopening tomorrow night after being closed for some three months.

The Mid Devon Constitutional Club in Union Street, Newton Abbot, closed its doors in June after running into financial difficulties. High running costs and rising bills meant that the club was losing money, year on year, since 2019.

Club chairman John Potter said: ‘Huge energy bills and brewery prices were running too high. Wage bills were also a factor. Now we’re running the club with a team of volunteers who’ve been busy giving the club a thorough deep clean while it’s been closed.’

A grand reopening will take place tomorrow, Friday October 21, with an evening of karaoke.

After that the club will be open 6pm to 11pm, Friday to Monday, with hopes to extend the days if it proves popular.

Plans include regular quiz nights and bingo, and organisers also want to build up the snooker, euchre and darts teams once again.

The club is open to nonmembers, so anyone can pop in for a drink and light snack. John said: ‘Our drinks are cheaper than other pubs in town. The public can come in up to three times for free.

After that we’d like them to join the club as full member. A £25 subscription entitles you to cheap drinks and priority booking for function rooms.

‘Our membership, currently standing at around 400, is generally quite old and we want to attract a younger membership.

‘We’d like to become known as a family friendly place to come.’

The doors open at 6pm tomorrow, with the show beginning at 8pm.