“SUNDAY LUNCH” – at the RAFA (as from 20/03/22)


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‘COVID19’ – & how the RAFA Club are operating safely throughout the pandemic

16th December 2020 – COVID19 – Update

Following the implementation of the Government’s Covid19 ‘Tier 3’ rules, regulations & restrictions for the hospitality industry – and with Havering being a Tier 3 borough – PLEASE NOTE – we regret that the RAFA Club-Romford will now be closed – until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you all back – in, hopefully,  the not too distant future

2nd December 2020 – COVID19 – Update

As we move out of the current Government Covid19 restrictions, and into their revised ‘Tier’ rules – we want to notify you on how the RAFA Club will initially operate as from Wednesday.

With the London Borough of Havering currently designated a ‘Tier 2’ borough – summarised below are the Government’s ‘Tier 2’ rules & restrictions that will be in force at the RAFA Club from Wednesday 2nd December 2020:-

> A safe ‘pathway’ when entering and exiting the Club premises must be observed – to ensure there is no cross-over.

> Posters are displayed throughout the premises, displaying the ‘QR Code’ for those utilising the NHS Contact Tracing app. All other visitors MUST sign in providing their name & contact number for Government Covid19 ‘track & trace’ purposes.

> Face-masks to be worn AT ALL TIMES inside the Club premises – except when seated at your table.

> There will be a Table Service in place – please do not wait at the bar to be served – please remain at your table.

> Table settings & their seating are arranged in compliance with social distancing rules – and must be adhered to at all times – at no time should tables & chairs be rearranged or moved.

> Members must consume food and drink only while seated compliantly at their designated table(s).

> A process for managing attendance numbers and potential limitations will be maintained by the Club at all times.

> Hand sanitation units are installed throughout the Club premises, and should be utilised frequently.

> There will be no ‘Live’ music performed at the Club at the present time.

> The ‘Rule of 6’ will be strictly observed when socialising outside in the Club garden.

The above conditions are MANDATORY, and any failure on our part to comply with the Government’s rules & regulations, may lead to a substantial monetary fine or even closure of the Club.

**Opening Times – (as from Weds 2nd Dec):-
> Wednesday – 12 till 4pm
> Thursday – 12 till 4pm
> Friday – 12 till 4pm
> Sunday – 12 till 4pm

We fully appreciate and understand how inconvenient and frustrating all these rules & regulations can be in terms of the RAFA experience, but we would ask you to please comply, to help protect EVERYBODY at the Club – this is for everyone’s wellbeing.

5th November 2020 – COVID19 – Update

As a result of the roll-out of the most recent Government rules, regulations & restrictions in respect of managing the Covid19 virus – please note that the RAFA Club-Carlton Road-Romford will now be closed with immediate effect, until further notice. 😞

We look forward to welcoming you all back again very soon, but in the meantime – please take care, stay safe & look after one another 🙂👍

17th October 2020 – Changes to RAFA Club operations following the Government’s COVID19 rules & regulations for the hospitality industry:-

As from 17th October 2020 the Government launched its “Covid19-Tier 1/2/3′ initiative of restrictions and limitations, to help the control the rising rate of Covid19 virus.

Currently, the London Borough of Havering is assessed as being a ‘Tier 2’ borough – and as a result there are specific rules & regulations that businesses like the RAFA Club must adhere to, to ensure that we operate within a Covid19 safe environment. Failure to do so could mean a heavy monetary fine for the Club, or even full-closure.

Summarised below are some a the Government’s ‘Tier 3’ restrictions & limitations, that are applicable to the RAFA Club:-

  • People are prohibited from socialising with anybody outside their household or support bubble ‘in any indoor setting’.
  • The ‘Rule of 6’ continues to apply for socialising outdoors, for instance in a garden or public space like a park or beach.
  • Pubs, Restaurants & Club’s – must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while seated.
  • Exercise Classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors but will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with those they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).


28th Sept 2020 – Changes to RAFA Club operations following the Governments new COVID19 rules & regulations for the hospitality industry


A ‘COVID19-Safe’ RAFA Club


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‘WEEKDAY LUNCHES’ – down at the RAFA Club


Another weekly activity here at the RAFA Club, that is becoming more & more popular, are our ‘Weekday Lunches’ that we serve-up every Weds/Thurs/Fri between 12-2:30pm.

Ok – it may not be the Ritz or the Savoy or the Ivy – but for just £5 a dinner and £2 a pudding, we doubt you’d get better value anywhere else – and the food on offer is real old-school type home cooking

So if you fancy a break from the oven this week, then why not simply pop down to the RAFA Club and enjoy a spot of lunch with us.

Non-club members, always welcomed

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One of the facts about the RAFA Club that a lot of folk might not be aware of, is that it is one of the main venues for the weekly “Havering Crib League” .

For anyone who may be interested in joining the ‘Crib League’ or may know someone who might be interested – then simply contact ‘Dave Walker’ via the email address:- haveringcrib@hotmail.co.uk – and Dave will be delighted to provide further details of the League and its many clubs, plus contact numbers etc.

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“AFTERNOON TEA” – down at the RAFA Club


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ENTERTAINMENT & NEWS – down at the RAFA CLUB-Romford

On Saturday 4th June

the RAFA CLUB-CARLTON ROAD-ROMFORD invite you to join us in celebrating:- H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II PLATINUM JUBILEE – 👑👑👑👑👑👑👑
*12 till late *burgers – bangers – spuds – raffle – kids corner 🌭🍔🍺

*Evening Entertainment:- KIMBERLY CROSS – from 8 till late 🎙🎶💃🕺

*non-members welcomed*



As from 1st May 2022 – for the first time for a number of years now – we’ve had to make minor increases to our bar prices-as from today.

Obviously, we are sorry to have to do this, but we’re sure you’ll understand

But – in any case, you know that it is still exceptional value for money, down here at the RAFA


Following a successful re-launch a few weeks ago, this coming Thursday (21st April) lunchtime (12-3pm) ,the RAFA Club-Romford will be hosting another of its “Afternoon Tea” events 😃

Plenty of tasty sarnies – cakes & scones to be enjoyed plus as many gallons of team/coffee you want – at £5:50pp 🥪🍰☕️😋
If you are interested in coming along this Thursday (12-3pm) then simply give our Suzy a call a 07951 159478 and she will book you a place 🥪🍰☕️
We look forward to seeing you



The launch of “Sunday Lunch” at the RAFA (20th March 22)

For the past few years now, the RAFA Club-Romford has provided a successful and well attended ‘Weekday Lunches’ service – and because of its popularity, we have now decided to introduce a new “Sunday Lunch” experience – which commenced on Sunday the 20th March.🍲🍺🍷

The ‘Sunday Lunch’ experience at the RAFA offers a choice of 2 tasty roast dinners that will be served up between the hours of 1pm to 4pm only – and the lunch will cost £8.95. 🍗🍖
You will need to book a reservation in advance, and you can do this by contacting “Clare – on 07971-823934″ Clare will take your order and discuss your time-slot preference. 🗣☎️

For our very first ‘Sunday Lunch’ last Sunday, there was be a choice of a beef or chicken roast dinner, which will have all the usual trimmings like yorkshire puds – stuffing – broccoli – carrots – peas – roast spuds etc. 🐃🐔🥦🥔🥕

Here are just a couple of photos from our very first “Sunday Lunch” at the RAFA Club-Romford


New Year’s Eve at the RAFA 2021

New Year’s Eve

Friday 31st December


Saturday 18th December


Saturday 4th December


Saturday 27th November


Thursday 18th November

The popular – “More than a Quiz, Quiz”


Sunday 14th November

Remembrance Sunday at the RAFA Club-Romford, is always a very special day on the Club calendar.

This year we are delighted to have booked the excellent ‘Myra & Terry’ to provide some nostalgic musical memories


Saturday 13th November


Saturday 6th November


Saturday 30th October

The extremely popular “Silhouette” – entertain the RAFA with their repertoire of 60’s & 70’s dance floor classics 


Saturday 23rd October



Saturday 9th October

The ‘Jukebox Superstars’ return to the RAFA


Saturday 2nd October

“DELVIS”……rockin’ the RAFA – Saturday 2nd Oct 21


Saturday 25th September


Saturday 18th September


Saturday 11th September



Saturday 4th September 2021

Sunday 29th August 2021

RAFA CLUB – “Open Day”


Saturday 21st August 2021

The very popular entertaining “Wayne’s World” makes a welcome return to the RAFA Club-Romford – to provide his unique brand of music entertainment

 Saturday 14th August 2021

The ever popular “Gary Benjafield will be returning to the RAFA Club again – to provide a Saturday evening of excellent musical entertainment


Sunday 1st August-2021

The RAFA Club-Romford were delighted to be aske by popular entertainer “Gary Benjafield” & his band – to host an event, for his many fans and followers🗣🎙

It was so good to welcome back a ‘live’ band again onto the RAFA stage after such a long time-and to see people enjoying themselves again, on the dance floor 🎸🥁🎹🎙🎶🎶


Saturday 31st July-2021

For the 2nd consecutive Saturday night, since the easing of Covid19 restrictions – the RAFA Club-Romford are absolutely delighted to announce that one of most popular and favourite entertainers “Debbie Rae” will be providing us with a fantastic evening of musical entertainment on Saturday 31st July  – We look forward to welcoming back more members this Saturday, and remember – non-members are always welcomed at the RAFA Club-Romford


Saturday 24th July-2021

After a very long absence of 16 months – the RAFA Club-Romford is really pleased to announce the re-commencement of what will hopefully be regular ‘Live’ musical entertainment back at the the RAFA Club-Romford – This coming Saturday evening (24th-July), we are pleased to welcome back regular Club favourites “Me ‘n’ Im”– who will provide us with some long awaited musical entertainment once again. We look forward to welcoming you all back.

July 2021

Following the unusual local floods a few weeks ago – the RAFA Club suffered considerable water damage, and therefore had to replace the entire flooring. A massive thank you to all involved in this mammoth task, which has allowed us to continue operating the Club – for the enjoyment of all our members.



July 2021

After what has been a tough time for everyone, the RAFA Club was delighted and proud to host an “Afternoon Tea” event yesterday for the local “Stroke Association” group – Our wonderful Suzy organised and prepared a delicious & tasty spread for all the lovely attendees – and a happy & enjoyable time was had by all 🥪🍰🥧😊👍


November 2020

Remembrance Sunday is always a pivotal day in the RAFA Club calendar.

Following the various parades and the 2 Minute Silence – Veterans of the RAF and other services, would always visit our Club for refreshment and to socialise.

Very sadly, because of the Covid19 virus and current Government restrictions, we shall not be able to welcome them back to the Club this year.

However – the RAFA Club-Romford is proud & honoured to pay its respects and gratitude to the brave and fallen at the War Memorial in Coronation Gardens.



**UPDATE** (November 2020)

As a result of the roll-out of the most recent Government rules, regulations & restrictions in respect of managing the Covid19 virus – please note that the RAFA Club-Carlton Road-Romford will now be closed with immediate effect, until further notice. 

We look forward to welcoming you all back again very soon, but in the meantime – please take care, stay safe & look after one another 👍

**UPDATE** (Sept 24th 2020)

Changes to RAFA Club operating rules & regulations following the Government’s recent COVID19 legal requirements for the hospitality industry


Sunday 13th September 2020

The RAFA Club were delighted to host a 2nd Covid-safe outdoor event by regular Club entertainer “Gary Benjafield” & his Band – in a socially distanced RAFA Garden 

August 24th & September 7th

The RAFA Club are proud to have hosted 2 successful events for the local “Stroke Association” here at our Covid-safe premises. So good to see so many folk enjoying themselves.

Sunday 23rd August 2020

Regular RAFA Club entertainer ‘Gary Benjafield’ played a specially arranged one-off open-air gig for some of his fan-club members – hosted in a Covid safe RAFA Club garden

A ‘Covid-Safe’ RAFA CLUB – August 2020

The COVID19 Pandemic ‘Lockdown’ – March 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020

the ‘Juke Box Stars’ play the RAFA Club

February 29th 2020 

“Elf Azzard” – Rocking the RAFA Club 


Sunday 16th February 2020 

“Susie M” entertains us at the RAFA Club

Sunday 16th February

“Debbie & Joanne” perform their musical tribute to the late great ‘Karen Carpenter’ & ‘Eva Cassidy’

8th February 2020

“Waynes World” at the RAFA Club 

Friday 31st January 2020 –

‘Cliff Jones’ debuts at the RAFA Club

Saturday 25th January 2020

The RAFA CLUB welcomes back the brilliant “Frankie Dean”

Saturday 23rd January 2020

Gary Benjafield performs at the RAFA Club

Saturday 11th January

“Spinning Wheel” play the RAFA Club

New Years Eve at the RAFA Club – 2019

Christmas Eve at the RAFA Club – 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019 – “Elf Azzard” – ‘Rock the RAFA’


Friday 20th December 2019 – see’s the return of the brilliant “Waynes World” to the RAFA C;ub

Saturday 14th December 2020 – the amazing Carly Hillman ‘Live’ at the RAFA Club


30th November 2019 – the amazing “Delvis” rocking the RAFA Club

Saturday 23rd November 2019 – The amazing “John Carr” debuts at the RAFA Club

Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2019 – see’s a lunchtime welcome to the wonderful “Debbie Rae”

Saturday 9th November – “Me & I’m” play the RAFA Club

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