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The Supper Club

Co-ordinators:  Colin Ellis - supper@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 272592
or Mike Stow - phone 01530 469152

This group aims to visit local pubs and restaurants for an evening meal and and social conversation. We normally meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm for 7.30 (This is a fortnight away from the Lunch Group). We will jointly decide on venues.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you sign the sheet by the display board at the monthly meeting prior to the supper, or contact Colin or Mike, by phone or by email, so we can book the relevant number of seats.

If anyone is interested in coming along, but has been discouraged by problems with transport, it may be possible to arrange lifts. Please contact Colin or Mike on the numbers or emails above.

There may sometimes be a limit on numbers depending on the venue's ability to cater for larger numbers, in which case places will be offered strictly on a first come, first served basis. There may also need to be a cut-off date for bookings. This will be stated on the bookings list.

Future programme
DateTimeVenueMenu If Any

Thu 26th Jul7 for 7.30 pmThe Winery, Manor Dr, Burton, DE14 3RW
Fixed price menu. Pre-order and £10 deposit reqired
Details here
Thu 23rd Aug7 for 7.30 pmTBA
Thu 27th Sep7 for 7.30 pmTBA
Thu 25th Oct7 for 7.30 pmTBA

Wednesday 20th June. Great Central Railway

Another record turnout for the Supper Club saw 18 members gathered on the platform at Loughborough station to await boarding the Wine and Dine Special for a trip to Leicester and back. Once we were all settled in the first class dining car and with the drinks and first course served, the train left promptly at 7.30pm. It stopped on the viaduct overlooking Swithland reservoir whilst the main course was served and to allow us to view the wildlife, including a huge herd of swans (yes that is the collective name for swans!),settling down for the evening. Some 30 mins later and with desert also served we steamed gently down to Leicester North where the loco swapped to the other end ready to haul us back to Loughborough and coffee and chocolates were served. There was a brief pause at Rothley station where on darker nights the platform is lit by gaslight before returning to Loughborough. There was no rush to leave and we had time to sit and finish our drinks and conversations.

The carriage was literally First Class and the seats comfortable, the food and wine (included with the meal) excellent, the service very good and of course the company was scintillating! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was even suggested that it might become an anuual event.

Photos of the Great Central Railway dinner by John D