THE ROYAL BRITISH CLUB
is an important part of the greater Lisbon scene.
The Club was founded in 1888 and received royal patronage in 1903 after a state visit to Portugal of King Edward VII, which it maintains to this day.
His/Her Ambassador to Portugal is our President.
Our club fosters a warm and welcoming social environment through its many events each year. These can be formal such as a cocktail party at the British Embassy and our Gala dinners, or they can be informative with guest speakers and/or presentations. These are often over an informal lunch at which possible new business connections can be made.
We do, however, aim to provide many fun and relaxed activities. Examples include wine tasting at local vineyards, monthly “Happy Hours” in both Lisbon and Cascais, the traditional Christmas lunch, and for significant sporting events, such as the Rugby World Cup, as well as many others.
We try to be as varied and inclusive as possible with all our activities, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to take part and enjoy themselves.
(25th April Bridge over the River Tagus)
Whilst British in origin we do welcome and encourage members of all nationalities to join up. The current membership of around 400 typically reside in the Greater Lisbon area, hence our focus on Lisbon and Cascais events. The variety of the events will ensure you are never at a loss for what to do during the year and will have many opportunities to meet interesting people from all walks of life while making new friends along the way.
Prospective new members are welcome to attend our monthly Lisbon and Cascais Happy Hours where they will have the opportunity to meet members and understand the club before making any commitments to join.
What is the Royal British Club?
The Royal British Club is a membership society enjoyed by expats from Britain and across the world who are based in Portugal
Who is behind the Royal British Club?
Take a look at the About Us section to meet the Officers of the Club.
What kind of events do you run?
We run a wide range of events in Cascais, Lisbon and other areas of Portugal. From simple Happy Hour drinks to full evening galas as well as numerous Golf events. There is something for everyone!
How do I pay for or return event tickets for one of your events?
Our events are listed on the Events page. If there is a cost for an event the price will be shown. By clicking on that event you can purchase a ticket online. For returns, please contact the Secretary of the club.
If I am attending an event, how do I advise you of any dietary or access requirements?
If it’s an event being run by RBC please email us, stating your full name and booking reference number (or follow the link on your booking confirmation email).
How do I join the RBC Golf Society?
We welcome new members to the Golf Society. Please contact our Golf Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can I bring friends who are not RBC members to any RBC events?
Yes, we welcome friends along to our events. In order to be sure that numbers do not exceed the maximum permitted, please advise us in advance.
What is disabled access like at RBC events, and are there disabled parking spaces?
There is step-free access into most of our event locations, and a disabled toilet is available onsite. Please contact us with any additional queries, we would be pleased to assist. There are disabled parking spaces available within the adjacent car park at the Baia Hotel where many of our events are held but please contact us regarding facilities at other locations.
What happens to lost property following an RBC event?
If you have forgotten or lost an item at one of our events please contact the team via the contact form here. We hold onto any lost property items for 4 weeks, after this time if unclaimed, they are donated to a charity if suitable or returned to the authorities in the case of forms of ID. Please note we are not responsible for any personal belongings left onsite at event locations.