We always meet from about 8pm onward - every Friday - please check our website for any changes.
The English Stammtisch Bielefeld was founded in the 1970s by a lecturer from the Pädagogische Hochschule Bielefeld, the forerunner of the University Bielefeld. Initially the Stammtisch was an informal meeting place for staff and students. The circle soon expanded as everybody interested in speaking English was invited to join in.
As an informal group, there are no membership fees or other regulations. We only meet to enjoy talking English. Conversational English proficiency is the only requirement to take part. Both native and non-native speakers are welcome. However, fun, not perfection, is the aim.
In the forty or so years since the Stammtisch was established, it has been visited by people from all over the world. Students and visiting lecturers from India, China, Japan, Australia, the USA and many other countries have joined us during their time in Germany. Today, not only university students and staff meet at the Stammtisch, but people of all ages and professions.
For at least the last thirty years the Stammtisch used to meet in the quiet fin-de-siècle ambience of Augustus (August-Bebel-Straße 47 on the corner of Heinrichstraße). As Augustus closed at the end of 2012 we started looking for a new location. And we have found one: Nordpol / Mühlenstraße /Bielefeld.
Please join English Stammtisch.
Be seeing you there.
Dear Stammtisch friends,
as Nordpol is closed on November 1st, we meet at Hammer Mühle.
Hope to be seeing you there
Hi fish and chips friends,
it is time again for some fish & chips at Lord Nelson's on Detmolder Strasse from about 7.30 onward.
Join the net and get hooked
Hi out there,
on Saturday October 5th, you needn't feel like a fish out of water anymore - we meet again at Lord Nelson's on Detmolder Strasse from 7.30 onwards.
Join the fish
Dear friends of Stammtisch,
On September 27th, 2019 Stammtisch moves to Hammer Mühle for one night only. October 4th, we are back at Nordpol.
Usual time - Eightish.
If you do not want to join Stammtisch on that day you can have a go at Karaoke - Norpol is waiting for you.
Be seeing you
Dear fishy friends,
September 9th is the first Saturday of the month and we meet again at Lord Nelson's. Put on your flippers and join us for a nice swim.
Be swimming with you