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The Supper Club

Organisers:  Colin Ellis - supper@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 272592
and 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 25th Jul7 for 7.30 pmMeynell Ingram Arms, Abbots Bromley Rd, Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent DE13 8RB

27th June – Ye Olde Red Lion, Market Bosworth

Another new pub for many of us, recommended by the Walking group who had lunch here recently.

As happens so often nowadays, we had to pre-order our food but that was no problem. The pub was very accommodating as the numbers attending rose and fell due to various circumstances in the last few days.

The Red Lion appears to be quite an old pub with an interesting courtyard entrance from the back and plenty of timber structures showing inside. It dates from the 16th century when it was a coaching inn.

Food was served promptly by very friendly staff and it was noticeable that they used our names from the supplied list of menu choices to place food in front of the right person. It is so much easier to do than shouting fish and chips or whatever and no-one remembering what they'd ordered two weeks ago. If only more pubs would do it.

The starters were pretty reasonable if a little small but then not expensive, the main course choices were somewhat different to the usual pub-grub, generous and tasty and liked by everyone. Only 4 of us ventured to have dessert from a very short menu, but those 4 desserts were all very good.

The bill was efficiently totted up individually and paid without any dramas and nothing left unpaid-for at the end. All together a good evening out.