Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the escalation of the COVID-19 global health issue we are conscious of protecting the well-being of our members, their guests, family, work colleagues and employees in the hospitality industry, and also of adhering to government directives. Sadly therefore all events arranged throughout Britain by the Bailliage of Grand Bretagne have been cancelled until further notice. Events, including postponed ones, will recommence at the earliest possible time that the situation allows.

60th Anniversary Grand Chapitre, London 3-6 October 2019

Our celebratory weekend will start on the evening of 3 October with a dinner trip on the River Thames going from Westminster downstream through the City, with its amazing architecture, to the Thames Barrage and back. The trips that you will be able to enjoy during the event will include guided tour of Hampton Court Palace, home of Henry VIII; Tour of Chartwell in Kent, home of Sir Winston Churchill; Beefeater Gin Distillery for a gin tour and tutorial; Tea at The Ritz and an artisan chocolate making workshop with the country’s top Chocolatier, William Curley.

Dinner on the Friday evening will be held in the superb Fishmongers Hall on London Bridge where we are guests of the Fishmongers Company. The company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the city and has been in continuous operation since 1272.

On Saturday morning our induction ceremony will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square — considered the finest Arts and Craft era church in the country. On Saturday evening the Gala Dinner will be a splendid evening held in the wonderfully refurbished Royal Lancaster Hotel on Hyde Park under the baton of General Manager, Maître Hôtelier Sally Beck.

The finale of the weekend will be an evening tour of the Tower of London, including a visit to see the Crown Jewels, followed by dinner in the White Tower.

Due to popular demand for this year’s 60th Grand Chapitre, we have added an extra event on Saturday 5 October as the trip to Chartwell House is already fully booked:

You can now instead opt to visit the Royal Museums Greenwich for private guided tours and lunch at the famous Trafalgar Tavern. For full details, click on the link below.

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When completing the following forms, you can either reserve your place on this alternative trip, or request your name be added to the Chartwell House waiting list.


Download a copy of the Grand Chapitre Programme (.PDF 2.9MB)

Register and pay online

Register and pay online to reserve your place.

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60th Grand Chapitre, London
Beefeaters at the Tower of London