The SCR Bar

Keele Hall SCR Bar,  Stephen Clifford, August 2011

The SCR Bar is in Room 51 (on the first floor of Keele Hall) and open on weekdays from 12 noon to 2:00 pm and sometimes from 5:30 pm to 7.30 pm (in vacations, the bar is open at lunchtimes only, but during teaching semesters in 2016/17 there is an evening service, every Friday evening in term time, 5.30 - 7.30 pm). It offers extremely good value for money: bottled beers, wine, spirits, filter coffee, tea, and other non-alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks (including toasted sandwiches, soup and choc ices) are available at very competitive prices. A microwave is available in the bar area for use by members. Draughts, cribbage, and chess sets are available. Since the bar has a club licence, only members of the SCR may purchase alcoholic drinks, including holders of temporary membership. Keele Catering's staff lunch menu meals may also be ordered in the Bar.

The Bar Telephone Number is 33529 (Internal), (or 01782-733529 External).

There is a wide screen television and Freesat box in the Bar. It is Committee policy for the set to be on BBC News, with low sound, during lunch hours. Please turn it on if you are the first to arrive. Any member may choose to have the sound off, with sub-titles, if they prefer, but anyone wishing to do so is asked to speak first to others present in the room, as is anyone requesting to restore sound.

Sale of Wines

Another function of the bar is the sale of fine wines by the bottle or case. The SCR has a long tradition of buying wholesale supplies of wine and making them available at very low mark-ups. In particular, the SCR selects sherries, ports, clarets, and a number of other wines to bear its own distinctive label. These wines are of exceptional value in view of the quantities bought, and every Christmas assorted cases of "Christmas Dozens" are offered at even larger discounts, with various combinations of clarets, sherries and other wines. Other than at Christmas, when special arrangements apply, wines ordered by email or post (addressed to any of the Wine Stewards) are usually available for collection during opening hours after two working days.