Newsletter 17/01/2013


It would be most helpful if all of our standing order receipts on our bank account had a name reference the Hon Treasurer could readily recognise. One tricky oddment, for example, appears as “credit received,” but with no name. Our bank, rightly, will not reveal the identity of the payee, but will only narrow it down to LloydsTsb.

Forthcoming events:     

Why not enjoy one of Pip’s Friday evening meals ? There is a good choice of dishes priced @ £6, including Fish and Chips. No need to book.

Friday 25th January Music Night with Dave Nash

Burns Night, Saturday 26th January.      £20.00 per head. (see menu below)

Thursday February 7th  – QUIZ presented by Kim Adams

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the Club’s foundation and the 20th of the property being bought outright by the members. There will be a special members’ celebration in the Club on Saturday 27th April. A guitarist, Steve Clements has been booked and there will be a buffet. Black tie, or jacket and tie, restricted to members and their partners. Widowers may invite one guest. More details in March.


BESPOKE MEALS – Pip is offering to cook meals to order; if there is something you’d like him to prepare for you and your friends, such as Beef Wellington for example, simply let him know and negotiate a price directly with him.

The menu for Sunday 13th January:

Starters (£3.80) Deepfried Whitebait OR Creamy garlic Mushroom served on a toasted muffin.

Mains (£7.80) Roast Chicken with seasoning and Yorkshire Pudding OR Braised Ham with a creamy mustard sauce.

Selection of seasonal vegetables

Choice of Desserts, Cheese and Biscuits (£3-80)

The menu for Wednesday 22nd January: not to hand.

The menu for Burns Night, Friday 25th January:

To start :- Cullen Skink  ( cream of smoked haddock soup)  OR

Arbroath Smokie Fish Cakes with a mayonnaise dip


Main Course:- Roast Scottish Beef with a whisky sauce, served with neeps, tatties and haggis OR Scottish Salmon with a chive sauce.    Selection of vegetables.


Dessert:- Athol Brose   (syllabub of cream,honey and whisky) OR Tipsy Laird (Sherry Trifle).

You may book both Wednesday Specials and Sunday Lunches in person, by phone 525791 or by email to

The Club is made available for family events, birthdays, retirement parties etc. Just talk to Laurence if you wish to arrange something. Catering is available on request.  

GUEST ALES:    Marston’s “Pedigree” sponsored by Keith Dolby, Timothy Taylor’s “Landlord” (4.3) sponsored by Ted Milnes and Milestone Cromwell’s Bitter, sponsored by Les Balchin. If you wish to sponsor an ale of your choice please talk to Laurence.  




This month Argentina, home of the gaucho, corned beef and great wines.

Hola, Bienvenido

Next month up to the Golden state of California


Pascual Toso Malbec (D)

Origin: Mendoza, a concentrated and smooth red with cherry and damson fruit flavours combining with a long finish. £12 or by the glass, £3.

Pascual Toso Sauvignon Blanc (1) Origin: Mendoza, Great fruit and great flavour, dry with a delicious lime and citrus notes.  £12 or by the glass, £3.

Two classic wines coming from one of Argentina’s oldest wine producer. A highly rated world class wine producer.

Full wine notes on both of these wines behind the bar, just ask to see them for further information.

Red Wine A to E:     A – light, easy drinking,   E – heavy, full bodied

White Wine & Rose 1 to 9:     1 – very dry,   9 – very sweet  ===========================================================================


Some excruciating one-liners, more next week….

I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the ice!!  At least I presume she was poor – she only had £1.20 in her purse.

My girlfriend thinks that I’m a stalker. Well, she’s not exactly my girlfriend yet.

A wife says to her husband you’re always pushing me around and talking behind my back.  He says what do you expect? You’re in a wheelchair.

I was explaining to my wife last night that when you die you get reincarnated but must come back as a different creature.  She said I would like to come back as a cow. I said you’re obviously not listening.

The wife has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst. So I have been to the charity shop to get all her clothes back.

The wife was counting all the coins from her purse out on the kitchen table when she suddenly got very angry and started shouting and crying for no reason. I thought to myself, “She’s going through the change.”

Ted Milnes

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