November News – Bulletin

November News – Bulletin


Got a question you would like answered by the Chairman? Come along on Thursday (14th) to the Chairman’s Open Forum, 7.30pm. Also it is a good time for new members who have not met the Chairman to introduce themselves. The secretary and most of the committee attend and will listen to your views and questions.

This Weeks Entertainment

This week’s entertainment starts on:

  • Tuesday with 5 & 3’s Dominoes starting at 7.45.
  • Wednesday is Quiz Night run by Margaret and Jenny.
  • Thursday is Open Forum.
  • Friday is the meat draw and games night,and
  • Sunday is again a quiz and games night.

The jackpots are creeping up and that includes Kath’s lucky draw.

News from the bar and kitchen.

The bar first. New bottled beers have been introduced. They are Spitfire, Bombardier and American Shipyard Ale. I have never tried the third one but the first two are very good and just like the draught .

The Secretary, being an expert on these matters, is the one to ask about the Shipyard Ale.

From the kitchen comes the news that Kim has left us. She was only with us for a short period whilst waiting for a permanent position which has now come. The Chairman and Committee wish her well in her new position and thank her for her contribution to the club.

Michael is now working on Thursdays and this week the carvery is back. Just a reminder, 9 carvery’s and the next one is free.

Friday’s special is Turkey and Ham pie, potatoes and seasonal veg.

Looking to the future the Christmas Bottle draw takes place on friday the 13th of December and the Meat Draw is the following friday, the 20th December.

Remember the Race Night is on the 24th November.

November News – Bulletin

November Bulletin

November is with us and the club is looking ahead and organising Christmas. The Christmas menu is out this week. Booking is at the bar and a 5.00 deposit per person is required when you book. Three course meal is 19.50 and two courses is 16.00. Simultaneously the Christmas bottle draw raffle and Christmas meat draw will be open. The bottle draw is raffle tickets and the meat draw is the normal tickets. The weekly meat draw continues as normal so remember to specify which tickets you want.

Now to the week ahead. Monday 4th November, is Ladies Night starting at 7.30pm. The presentation is by Anthony Poulton-Smith and it is ‘Origins of Place Names’ which includes towns and villages, hill and streams, even fields and roads. Wednesday is quiz night. Friday is Play your cards right followed by the weekly meat draw. Sunday is the quiz and games night. Jackpots are, as I write, Ring the Bell 25.00. Silly question 50.00.

Kath’s Lucky Draw Jackpot, which you can enter at any time during the week, is also drawn on Friday nights. The Jackpot is 180.00. Just get an envelope from the bar. Pop 2.00 in it with your three numbers and seal it. Place it in the brown sub box on the Alexander lounge bar. No envelopes will be accepted after 9.30pm on Friday’s. The draw happens shortly after that time. Remember to put your phone number with your numbers.

Finally, looking ahead to the middle of the month the Chairman will be holding open forum night on Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm and the race night, horses and sponsors card are up on the events board. This is on Saturday 23rd November. Fish, chips and peas is 6.00. Please book an pay at the bar.

November News – Bulletin

October Bulletin

Wow, both jackpots went on the Sunday night quiz night. First off Alan Card won the 240.00 silly question and an hour later Steve Turner, guest night quiz master, rang the bell and picked up 120.00 jackpot. Well done both of you. Jackpots start again next Sunday.

          On the Catering side

Thursday 3rd October Chef’s special at lunchtime is Sausage and Mash with vegetables at 4.95.

Lunchtime on Sunday 6th October Chef’s Special at lunchtime will be a choice of two roast meats with vegetables.

Roast chicken in a leek sauce is another option.

All will be served at your table. do not forget you need to book for the Sunday lunch.

          Email Spam Filters

It was discovered at the Meet and Greet evening that some members were not receiving the bulletin and that they knew that the club had their email addresses. It was suggested that they should check spam.

A couple of members had their phones and checked. The email was found.

Please give this advice to anyone who should mention they are not getting the bulletins. If they do not find them in spam ask them to leave a note for Ruth (Committee) behind the bar with their email and she will check it out

          Few Reminders

Finally a couple of reminders for the beginning of next week.

Ladies night is on the 7th,

5s and 3s is on the 8th

and usual Wednesday quiz on the 9th .

11th is the meat draw and

12th is Bingo night, get your name down.

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Dining Experience News 09-19


Most of you will be aware that Andrea – our Cook – is currently on long term sickness absence. I am sure we all wish her  a speedy return to health. In the interim we have been very lucky to temporarily secure the services of Kim Roberts, a very experienced cook who is helping us with her ideas, suggestions and catering expertise. Kim will be with us until December.

On Sunday 6th October Kim will be introducing a Sunday Roast dinner served at your table. There will be the usual 2 slices of meat (or vegetarian alternative) served with seasonal vegetables  however your food will be brought to your table. Additional vegetables will be available on request. Also on offer will be a Chef,s special of Chicken in Leek Sauce. When making your Sunday booking you will need to indicate whether or not you want to order the Chicken dish.

Thus, as you can see, we are in the process of making changes to our existing menu and themed meal events and would appreciate you taking the time to consider our proposals.

Our aim is to move towards home-cooked dishes using locally sourced ingredients whilst focusing on quality not quantity.

As a valued customer, we would encourage you to look at our suggestions and let us have your feedback to help us deliver what you want to see more of on the new menu. Have your say – All you have to do is print off the attached pro forma and fill it in.

The list includes old favourites but will change according to the season and availability. These dishes are only a suggestion and some will be tested this coming week.

All dishes will be subject to availability and we would like to be able to operate a more flexible approach to the dining facility by accommodating walk-ins as we realise plans and the weather change which means you might want to choose to eat with us at short notice.

Once you have reviewed the information then please leave your completed slip with a member of staff or in the wooden box on the Bar in the Lounge. Rest assured your comments will be anonymous and all will be seriously considered.

We are looking at offering you the new menu in the next few days and are aiming at a good value , sensible price of £5.45 one course £7.95 two courses £9.95 three courses. Prices to include seasonal potatoes and vegetables unless already stated.

Thank you in advance for your time.


Soup with bread roll and butter

Pate with caramelised onion chutney, salad garnish, toast and butter.

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Smoked Salmon and Prawn Parcel (+£1 extra)

Main Courses

Pies – Such as Shepherds pie, Cottage Pie, Michaels Steak Pie, Chicken & Leek, Fish Pie and similar pies that will be listed as ‘Pie of the Day’

Sausage, Mash and Onion Gravy

Savoury Mince in a large Yorkshire Pudding

Toad in The Hole

Liver and Bacon

Chicken breast on a bed of mash with creamy leek and black pepper sauce

Pasta Dishes – Lasagne, Carbonara, Bolognaise and Pasta Bakes served with garlic bread

Old Favourites we intend  including are:

Scampi, Chips and Garden Peas served with a wedge of lemon and tartare sauce.

Fish, chips and either garden or mushy peas served with a wedge of lemon and tartare sauce.

Stuffed peppers in a tomato sauce

Curry – chicken or vegetable with basmati rice and naan bread.

Gammon, egg and chips with garden peas.

Chilli – either con Carne (Meat) or Vegetable served with rice



Pies such a fruit, lemon meringue

Bread & Butter Pudding

Lemon Meringue Pie

Rice Pudding and Jam

Sponge puddings such as Chocolate Melting Pudding, Coconut, Sticky Toffee, Treacle or Sultana

Eton Mess

We look forward to hearing your views .

There will a period of time while we are phasing out the existing menu in readiness for our exciting new menu (to be launched shortly). We would appreciate your understanding and patience during this transition period.

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New Menu Feedback Form

With the look of our new menu, we are hoping that you will be able to provide some anonymous feedback to help us continue in our efforts to improve.

Please fill in the form below, all entries are totally anonymous and will not be used for marketing purposes.



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Members Bulletin No 3 September 2019

Where do the weeks go? The last week of September already.

Last Saturday 21st September Members were served with a two course meal followed by entertainment from Steve Clements – his debut at the Club. All agreed that it was an excellent evening.  Tony Lawson, our Secretary has agreed to book Steve again as soon as he can.

At the Club there was a quiet beginning to the week followed on Wednesday by the Quiz at 9.15 pm – enjoyed by all.

Thursday 26th September is the monthly “running out” Dominoes that starts promptly at 7.45 pm and Friday night sees the usual Meat Draw and Play Your Cards Right The Jackpot now stands at £50.00 having been won by Michael Anderson last week. Congratulations to Michael.

Saturday 28th September you are all welcome to a “Meet and Greet” night. We hope as many new and existing members as possible will attend and  take the opportunity  to meet Darren Willson,  your Chairman, Members of the Committee and other Members who help and support the Committee to run events such as quizzes, dominoes, Ladies Night , snooker and the Bowls Section. Light refreshments will be provided.

 Sunday night 29th September is Quiz Night again and jackpots stand at £240 for the “Silly Question” and £120 for “Ring the Bell” You can’t win it unless you are there.

 We will remind you again as events approach but below are just some of the events coming up in early October.

Monday 7th October is Ladies Night with a 7.30 pm start.

Tuesday 8th October is the next night for 5 x 3’s dominoes

On Saturday 12th October Kath Lawson is organising a Bingo Evening – eyes down at 8.00 pm. All money taken will be paid out .Please sign the form on the Entertainments Board if you will be coming so that Kath knows that she has enough support for the event. If there is sufficient interest food will be on offer so watch the Club notice board for details. Food must be booked and paid for prior to the event. This could become a regular event so please let Kath know if you love Bingo.

The next entertainment evening on Saturday the 19th October is Paul’s Disco. The menu and price will be published later.

The Sunday Carvery is available every Sunday – booking essential.

Christmas Celebrations- a Reminder

A reminder that if you are looking for somewhere to celebrate the Festive Season with colleagues, friends, or family then look no further than your Club.

From week commencing 9th December, the Club will be taking bookings for Christmas meals either at lunch time or in the evening.  Booking is essential. The menu will be available on request at the Bar and on the notice board.  More information to come. The Club reserves the right to cancel up to 7 days prior if there are insufficient bookings.