Summer Lunch

Summer Lunch

Fully Booked
For this year’s Summer Lunch we have found a new venue and moved the date to August! Our venue is the Woodlands Park Hotel, a Grade II listed Victorian house set in 8 acres. Built in 1885 for William Bryant, the son of the founder of Bryant and May, the house was one of the first in the UK to have electric light.

Date/Time: Wednesday, 21st August 2019 at 11:30

Location: Woodlands Park Hotel, Woodlands Lane, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QB

Price: £25:00 per person (Retiree & guest £50:00)

Event Organiser: Harvey Schonfeld

Make your way to the Chester Suite for pre-lunch drinks in the cash bar. Assuming the weather is nice, sit on the south facing terrace before we move into the Cornwall Suite for a 3-course Spanish themed buffet lunch followed by tea & coffee. After lunch, you can return to the terrace to soak up more sunshine or play a game of giant chess.

On arrival, please follow the signs to the Chester Suite. A glass of Sangria will be served from 11:30 am.
You may purchase other drinks from the cash bar.  Around 12:45 pm we will move into the Cornwall Suite for lunch.
Table seating will not be pre-allocated – each table seats 8 people.

The hotel’s website is

National Rail:- The nearest stations are about 1.5 to 2 miles away in Cobham & Leatherhead.
Direct train services run from London Waterloo on South Western Railway. The hotel is a 5-minute taxi ride away and taxis are available at both stations.

By Road:- The hotel is on the A245 about 3 miles east of Cobham & north-west of Leatherhead.
From the M25 Junction 10, take the A3 north (towards London) and leave the A3 at the first junction. Turn right and take the A245/Leatherhead (east) and continue to follow the A245 (through Cobham) for 3 miles. Turn left onto Woodlands Road/A245. After 0.7 miles the main entrance is on the right.
From the M25 Junction 9, take the A243 exit to A24/Leatherhead/Dorking. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A244 (Oxshott Road). After 0.6 miles at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Oaklawn Road. After 0.8 miles turn right onto Woodlands Road/A245. Continue to follow the A245 for 0.8 miles. The main entrance is on your left.

Car Parking:- there is a large complimentary car park. Please contact me for disabled parking.

NOTE: No tickets will be issued for this event. If you require confirmation of your booking, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope, or, write clearly your email address on your application form.

SPECIAL NOTE: Online Booking and Online Payment are available for this event.

There are 4 options available when booking places:-

  • Use Online Booking (to make your booking) and send a cheque in the post
  • Send a paper booking form in the post and pay online using Online Payment
  • Use Online Booking (to make your booking) and pay online using Online Payment – with this option, you do not need to send anything in the post
  • Send a paper booking form and cheque in the post

If you want to make an Online Payment, please do so only when asked by Harvey Schonfeld (he will send you instructions regarding our bank details and reference).

Event Booking

Fully Booked
Please note that all bookings are subject to our Event Booking Rules.  The printable event information and booking sheet is available here: More info and booking
Online Booking
Online booking help is here.  Please provide the following information:
Summer Lunch 2019
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Please note that we are trialling online payment for this event!  For those who would like to participate in the online payment trial please:

  • Select this option as the Payment Option below
  • Ignore the boxes asking for cheque/voucher information
  • Wait for Harvey's email requesting payment.  This email will provide the bank sort code, account number and payment reference to use.

The price is £25 per person. Member and guest price is £50.

If you wish to pay in the traditional way then make your cheque payable to "IBM Retired Employees’ Club" and write your personnel number on the back.  Please post your cheque or voucher to
Harvey Schonfeld, 4 Rosslea, WINDLESHAM, GU20 6PS

Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment if you require written confirmation of your booking. Otherwise you will receive confirmation by email.

A copy of your booking request will be emailed to you on successful submission of this form.