Dear Members,

Apologies for the late publishing of this the October Newsletter. On the 14th October Nottinghamshire was placed in the “high risk” tier for Covid-19 – Tier 2 and we have recently been waiting for confirmation that we were included in the move to Tier 3. Sadly we are now in Tier 3.  – very high risk. You can read more detail at www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know.

Not only do we have to adhere to all the pre-existing rules but follow new rules as well. With effect from Friday 30th October and until further notice the Club will be open at the times listed below for the purchase of substantial meals. This will be by table reservation only. Please ring Miles on 07738 628668 to make your booking. Vegetarian options available on request at time of booking.

Temporarily Revised opening times

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Closed Closed 12.00 – 2.30pm 12.00 – 2.30pm 12.00 – 2.30pm 12.00 – 2.30pm 12.00 – 3.00pm
Closed Closed 6.00 – 9.00pm 6.00 – 9.00pm 6.00 – 9.00pm 6.00 – 9.00pm Closed

Members and their guests will not be able to come into the Club for a beverage alone, alcoholic or not. Members and their guests will only be able to purchase a drink, alcoholic or otherwise whilst they are eating.

Sunday Lunch will continue as normal but the legal restrictions on purchasing drinks will apply.

The Snooker Room will be closed with immediate effect. No more bookings will be taken whilst we are in Tier 3 and until the Committee deem it safe and legal to take bookings.

The Meat Draw, Play your Cards Right etc and both quiz nights are all temporarily suspended

In spite of all the regulations Miles, I and the Committee are determined to carry on as normally as the Law allows. We should all abide by these new rules in the hope that the infection rate comes down and for the greater good. I read a quote yesterday “We isolate today so that no-one is missing when we meet up again” I thought it was very apt. The Committee is well aware of what is required to ensure the health and safety of Members and we are extremely grateful for the goodwill and patience of Members as we try to navigate through the ever-changing land-scape of the pandemic. It is not easy for any of us.

On Saturday 17th October we held a Bingo Night – this is proving to be a very popular fixture on the calendar. Starting with a basket meal at 6.00 pm and eyes down at 7.30 pm when Dot Town, our favourite Bingo caller had us laughing in our seats. Dot was ably assisted by Tony Lawson – thanks to both of you for a very enjoyable evening.

The Billiards Tournament to be held on Sunday 18th October was cancelled because of our move into Tier 2 but we are hoping it will be re-scheduled when the organisers feel it is safe to do so.

About 20 Members all enjoyed a “trip” to the Mediterranean on Saturday 24th October. Miles’s menu included moussaka, lasagne and tiramisu. All the diners agreed that the food was delicious. Well done and thank you Miles and his team. The entertainment was provided by the Kim who serenaded us with his keyboard and trumpet whilst showing off his karate moves. What a talented entertainer.

As October draws to a close we are looking forward to welcoming our staff back to work. Andrea in the kitchen, George outside and Jo on the early morning cleaning shift.  Welcome back to you all. Regrettably, Michael Combes has decided not to return. I am sure you will all join with me in wishing Michael all the best for the future. We will miss his friendly smile from behind the hot-plate.

Disabled Parking

You will all be aware that the three spaces to the left of the entrance in the front car park are designated for disabled parking. In order to use them Members are reminded that they should display a blue disabled badge. Please do not park in these spaces unless you have a “blue badge” you never know when a fellow Member may need to use the space. These spaces attract the same fees as the others in the back car park.

Coming up soon in November!!

Commencing Wednesday 4th November Miles will be offering the usual lunch menu from 12.00 pm until 2.30 pm on Wed/Thurs/Fri and Saturday and will be tempting your taste buds with an extra special evening menu available from 6.00 -9.00 pm every Wed/Thurs/Fri and Saturday. For £15.00 you will get two substantial main courses and two desserts. For an additional £5.00 you can have a small glass of wine each to wet your whistle.

TEA TIME SPECIALS TWO COURSES ONLY £7.50

SERVED 6-9pm WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

2 COURSES & 2 SMALL GLASSES OF WINE

 £20.00 PER COUPLE

MAINS COURSES

COD CHIPS PEAS AND SALAD

SCAMPI CHIPS PEAS AND SALAD

STEAK & ALE PIE CHIPS OR MASH & VEGETABLES

CHICKEN HAM & LEEK PIE CHIPS OR MASH & VEGETABLES

LASAGNE CHIPS PEAS AND SALAD

GAMMON EGG CHIPS PEAS AND SALAD

3 LINCOLNSHIRE SAUSAGES MASH, PEAS, VEGETABLES & GRAVY

CHILLI RICE AND WEDGES

6oz SIRLOIN STEAK CHIPS PEAS AND ONION RINGS

 DESSERTS

APPLE PIE

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

CHEESECAKE

CRUMBLE

 ALL SERVED WITH CUSTARD, CREAM OR ICE CREAM

 BOOKING REQUIRED ring Miles on 07738 628668

Menu also available at the Bar and on the website.

Monday 2nd November Ladies Night at 7.30 pm – unfortunately due to the pandemic this meeting is now cancelled.

Tuesday 10th November – AGM – unfortunately this has had to be postponed until December at the earliest. Selected attendees will be notified of the revised date.

Saturday 21st November – unfortunately the scheduled Race Night has been cancelled owing to Covid- 19 regulations.

Saturday 28th November – Bingo Night – again this has been cancelled. We are hoping that it might be possible to hold this event on Saturday 5th December.

Wednesday Night Quiz and Open the Box cancelled until further notice.

Friday Night Meat Draw – cancelled until further notice.

Sunday Lunch – is definitely ON!!! enjoy a choice of meats and vegetables for £6.95.

Vegetarian option available on request.  You can’t go wrong. Table reservations available from 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm.

Sunday Night Quiz and games – temporarily suspended until further notice.

Don’t forget to book your table for Miles’s  Christmas Day Lunch

A five-course menu served at the table for only £49.95 per person. Pre-booking including payment in full is essential. Don’t delay – places are restricted. Bookings can be made over the Bar where the menu will be available for you to make your choices.  You can also see the menu on the website and we will be sending a separate email about this event as soon as possible. Places are still available.

Here is the Christmas / December Calendar of events which unfortunately will have to be confirmed at a later date due to the current pandemic.

Christmas Calendar of events 2020

DATE EVENT(all events are dependent on Covid-19 rules permitting)
Tues 1st  – Fri 4th Open as usual
Saturday 5th PM Bingo Night  with a meal in a basket
Monday 7th AM Open as usual

PM Ladies Night

Tuesday 8th Open as usual
Wednesday 9th AM Open as usual

PM  Quiz

Thursday 10th Open as usual
Friday 11th AM Open as usual

PM Xmas Draw and Play your Cards Right

Saturday 12th AM Open as usual

PM Entertainment Night and light refreshment £15.00

Sunday 13th AM Open as usual Sunday Lunch will be served

PM Quiz

Monday 14th Open as usual
Tuesday 15th Open as usual
Wednesday 16th AM Open as usual

PM Quiz

Thursday 17th Open as usual
Friday 18th AM Open as usual

PM Xmas Bottle and Meat Draw

Saturday 19th AM Open as usual

PM A glass of Prosecco and Xmas Cabaret with Kieran

Sunday 20th AM Open as usual Sunday Lunch will be served

PM Quiz

Monday 21st Open as usual
Tuesday 22nd Open as usual
Wednesday 23rd AM Open as usual

PM Quiz

Thursday 24th AM Open as usual

PM Entertainment by James Courtney and luxury Xmas buffet

Friday 25th Closed until 5 course Xmas Lunch
Saturday 26th Open as usual
Sunday 27th NO Sunday Lunch / Evening  Quiz as usual
Monday 28th Open as usual
Tuesday 29th Open as usual
Wednesday 30th Open as usual
Thursday 31st 2 Course meal and entertainment by Pete Brogan
Friday 1st CLOSED until evening/Kath’s jackpot draw and Play your Cards Right. NO Meat Draw

For all reservations / event enquiries please phone Miles, our Steward on 07738 628668. This is particularly important at the moment to ensure that we have a safe number for social distancing in the Lounge.

Please remember:

Do not enter the Club if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19

Your continued support is absolutely critical to the business. We really need you to come in, buy a meal and have a drink with that meal. We also require you, as Members to abide by the law and Covid-19 regulations to ensure the health and safety of other Members and to “do our bit” to reduce the infection levels in the County. All pre-existing Tier 2 regulations still apply.

Thank you so much for your support, co-operation and patience – it is really appreciated in this difficult time.

The Committee really value your support and thank you for your patience. See you at the Club soon.

Best wishes

Ruth

Acting Chairwoman – Ruth Lockwood

Secretary – Tony Lawson, Treasurer – Helen Andrew

Committee Members – Sheila Andrew, Alan Card, Ian Stonier, Darren Willson and Vaughan Wright.

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