In addition to our business activities, we have built up an enviable reputation for our business-cum-social events, not least regarding the Speaker Dinners we organise most of which (but not all) are Black Tie occasions.

Past speakers have included Sir Edward Heath, Sir Peter Ustinov, Enoch Powell, Nigel Farage, Ranulph Fiennes, Jeremy Paxman, Shami Chakrabarti, Pete Waterman, Esther Rantzen and Sir Trevor McDonald.

How many each year on average


What is normally included

Three-course meal + coffee (and often a pre-dinner cocktail). There is usually a guest speaker.

The types of venues people can look forward to visiting

Chester’s leading hotels (Abode, Chester Grosvenor, Crowne Plaza, Mercure Abbots Well, The Queen, Rowton Hall Hotels)

The features and benefits of attending

Club Dinners have a strong ‘informal’ element – including the Black Tie gatherings – and provide members with the opportunity of inviting Clients/Suppliers and other business contacts to enjoy a relaxed, unceremonious evening out.

Upcoming Dinner Events


Club Lunch | Speaker: Mo Chaudry

Mo Chaudry to speak at CBC’s Club Lunch British/Asian entrepreneur, property investor, leisure investor, financial advisor, fitness enthusiast, motivational speaker, columnist, and sports manager!

Date: 25/01/2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: TBC
More info coming soon

Club Dinner | Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP

Further details will be posted here.

Date: 21/02/2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: TBC
More info coming soon

Past Dinner Events

2018 AGM / Charity Cheque Dinner

It’s ‘All Aboard’ The Slow Boat for The Club’s AGM/Charity Cheque Dinner Following our long-time custom and practice, the Club’s 2018 AGM/Charity Cheque Dinner will be held at Chester’s Slow Boat Oriental Restaurant (courtesy of Club colleague John Nicholson and restaurant director Francis Ting) on Monday 9th July ’18. This event – one of the highlights…
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Date & Time: 09/07/2018 7:15 pm
Place: Slow Boat Oriental Restaurant, Chester

Club Dinner | Speaker: Rachel Clacher

Moneypenny founder Rachel Clacher to speak at Club Dinner The Wrexham-based Moneypenny company is the UK’s biggest call-answering service. Chances are you will have spoken to a Moneypenny PA without even realising it. They handle millions of calls and live chat messages for 10,000 UK-based businesses – ranging from Mitsubishi Motors and the British Veterinary…
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Date & Time: 26/04/2018 7:15 pm
Place: Mercure Abbots Well Hotel, Chester

From Battlefield to Boardroom

Jay Allen served in the British Army for over 12 years as an Advanced Trauma Medic, until a series of incidents saw him eventually discharged in 2004. However rather than use this as an excuse to ‘give up’ he has gone on to become a global award-winning motivational speaker, author and businessman. Since leaving hospital,…
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Date & Time: 26/01/2018 12:00 pm
Place: Rowton Hall Hotel, Chester

Speaker Dinner | Speaker: Sir Malcolm Walker CBE

Sir Malcolm Walker CBE to be guest speaker at CBC President’s Dinner Founder and Chief Executive of Iceland Frozen Foods plc The Club is very pleased to announce that Sir Malcolm Walker (Founder and Chief Executive of Iceland Frozen Foods plc) has agreed to be Guest of Honour and Speaker at this year’s President’s Dinner….
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Date & Time: 18/10/2017 7:15 pm
Place: The Queen Hotel, Chester

The Real Junk Food Project

Adam Smith is the founder and co-director of a visionary, multi-award-winning initiative called The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP). The Club and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester are joining forces in this innovative ‘Pay As You Will’ event, the first of its kind in Chester. Established in December 2013 to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable…
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Date & Time: 20/09/2017 7:15 pm
Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester

2017 AGM/Charity Cheque Dinner

Following our long-time custom and practice, the Club’s 2017 AGM/Charity Cheque Dinner will be held at Chester’s Slow Boat Oriental Restaurant (courtesy of Club colleague John Nicholson and restaurant director Francis Ting) on Monday 10th July 2017. This event – one of the highlights in the CBC calendar – has three elements: A sumptuous Chinese banquet…
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Date & Time: 10/07/2017 7:15 pm
Place: Slow Boat Restaurant

Casino Dinner Cruise

Celebrate the longest day by joining us on a Casino Cruise! The Club celebrates the Summer Solstice by setting sail for a Las Vegas-style Fun Casino Cruise… Aboard The Mill Hotel Restaurant Cruiser! Free Casino Games played, from your table, between courses… Great prizes to be won. Four Course Meal (5 Starters, 5 Main Courses…
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Date & Time: 21/06/2017 7:00 pm
Place: Mill Hotel Restaurant Cruiser

2017 Charity Chester BALL - The Roaring Twenties

Come and join us at one of the best nights in Chester’s social calendar! An evening of fun, fine food and frivolity all in the name of raising much needed funds for some of the most deserving Charitable causes in the Chester area. Black Tie & Posh Frocks or, perhaps, something daringly ‘Roaring Twenties’! •…
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Date & Time: 13/05/2017 7:00 pm
Place: The Pavilion, Chester Racecourse

Club Dinner | Guest Speaker: Steve Leonard

Steve Leonard studied veterinary science at Bristol University Veterinary School. In the final year of his degree, the BBC approached the college to film a group of final-year students. Originally seeing the idea of appearing on TV as “a bit of a laugh,” he agreed to participate in the filming. The series, Vets’ School was a…
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Date & Time: 26/04/2017 7:15 pm
Place: The Adobe Hotel, Chester

The CBC President’s Dinner

The Club is pleased to announce that the controversial, provocative and, above all, entertaining journalist and broadcaster Quentin Letts has agreed to be guest of honour and speaker at the 2016 CBC President’s Dinner . Letts has made his Fleet Street reputation through writing for The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Oldie and New…
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Date & Time: 24/11/2016 7:30 pm
Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester

Club Dinner | Guest Speaker: Olivia Langton-Forsyth

In the dying years of apartheid, a most extraordinary story hit the headlines. Agent Olivia Forsyth – better known to the CBC family as Olivia Langton, wife of our much-missed Club colleague, Eric Langton – had escaped from ANC imprisonment in Angola. Upon her return home she was feted as a hero by the government….
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Date & Time: 19/10/2016 7:15 pm
Place: Mercure Abbots Well Hotel Chester