While the town of Poperinge had its share of places for soldiers to have a beer, Reverend Clayton offered the troops an alternative– Talbot House. Open to both officers and infantrymen, it was an ‘Every Man’s Club’ and a comfortable retreat offering a library, tea, a walled garden and a chapel in the attic. By organising debates and concerts, the Talbot House offered a touch of refinement often so lacking in war. For 100 years, it has never stopped being the ‘Every Man’s Club’ it set out to be in 1915. Today you can still enjoy a cup of tea in the canteen, read a book, climb to the attic or even spend the night in one of the guest rooms.


Gasthuisstraat 43
8970 Poperinge


+32 57 33 32 28

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