Once again we held the summer party in the beautiful garden of John and Carole Wilson. Thank you both for hosting it again. The cooks were excellent, Yvonne’s organisation as good as ever, and 26 members enjoyed a pleasant summer afternoon eating and chatting.
10 members went to Oaken Wood near Chiddingfold on a guided butterfly walk. Our knowledgeable guide Phil Darley told us what butterflies we could expect to see, and also warned us to be vigilant about ticks which are known to carry Limes Disease in the area.
As is was warm and sunny the butterflies were very skittish, so photographing them was a real challenge.
Here are some of our efforts.
The annual club dinner was held at The Royal Exchange on Thursday evening 14 March. 32 members attended, and all agreed that the food and service were excellent.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a camera, so I apologise for the poor quality of the pictures – obviously I need more practice with a telephone, or a better memory!
The annual club dinner will be on 14 March 2019 19.15 for 19.30 at
The Royal Exchange
There is a deposit of £10 per person to be paid to Yvonne Lindup by 6 March, together with your menu choices.
GROUP SET MENU
2 COURSES £21.95
3 COURSES £ 26.95
1 Homemade soup of the day (V) (**) rustic bread
2 Battered tiger prawns rocket salad, sweet chilli and
3 Smoked chicken and bacon paté sun blushed tomatoes,
dressed mixed leaf, toasted potato rosemary bread
4 Grilled goat’s cheese on a roasted mushroom and beef tomato(V)
green pesto, rich tomato sauce, rocket salad, balsamic glaze
1 Beef and St Peters’ dark ale pie
chunky chips, chantennay carrots, red wine gravy
2 Grilled Mediterranean vegetable tart tatin (V)
aioli, dressed rocket, parmesan shavings, balsamic glaze
3 Grilled chicken cobb salad bacon lardons, avocado, lettuce, watercress, boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, olives, blue cheese dressing
4 Battered fresh haddockBrixham Market sourced haddock, thick cut chips, garden peas, homemade tartare sauce
5 Pan fried pork filletGrilled black pudding, tender stem broccoli, garlic roastednew potatoes, mushroom peppercorn sauce
6 10oz Cattleman’s sirloin steak (supplement £5)
thick cut chips, roasted beef tomato, grilled field mushroom
Choice of: garlic parsley butter or peppercorn sauce
1 Sticky toffee pudding vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce
2 Strawberry crème brûlée homemade shortbread
3 Glazed lemon tart raspberry coulis, fresh berries
4 Warm dark chocolate fondant brownie mint choc chip ice cream, chocolate sauce
5 Three Scoops of ice cream Choice of: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint choc chip
6 British & classic cheese selections (supplement £3)
fresh grapes, celery, red onion marmalade and selection of assorted biscuits