NEWSLETTER 24/01/2013


 Entries for the 2013 Members’ Competitions welcome; lists on the notice board

Forthcoming events:     

TOMORROW: Friday 25th January, Music Night with Dave Nash. Why not enjoy one of Pip’s Friday evening meals beforehand? There is a good choice of dishes priced @ £6, including Fish and Chips. No need to book.

THIS SATURDAY: 26th January Burns Night.  Still some spaces.  £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.

Catering:   From 1st February there will be a comprehensive menu providing a wide range of prices and choices.

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 27th January:

Starters (£3.80) Cream of Leek Soup OR Deep-fried Scampi.

Mains (£7.50) Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding OR Braised lamb with mint gravy.

Selection of seasonal vegetables

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

The menu for Wednesday 30th January:  (see note under “Catering” above)

Starters (£4.00) Tomato and Mozzarella Salad OR Deep-fried Prawns with chilli sauce.

Mains (£8.00) Grilled Lamb Chops with honey and rosemary OR Pan-fried Salmon with a prawn and white wine sauce.

Selection of seasonal vegetables

Choice of Desserts, Cheese and Biscuits (£4-00)

The menu for Burns Night, Saturday 26th 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:    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, last ones….


When I was in the pub I heard a couple of plonkers saying that they wouldn’t feel safe on an aircraft if they knew the pilot was a woman. What a pair of sexists. I mean, it’s not as if she’d have to reverse the thing!

Local Police hunting the ‘knitting needle nutter’, who has stabbed six people in the bottom in the last 48 hours, believe the attacker could be following some kind of pattern.

Bought some ‘rocket salad’ yesterday but it went off before I could eat it!

A teddy bear is working on a building site. He goes for a tea break and when he returns he notices his pick has been stolen. The bear is angry and reports the theft to the foreman. The foreman grins at the bear and sang “Oh, I forgot to tell you, today’s the day the teddy bears have their picks nicked.”

Jim says to Mick, “What ya talkin to an envelope for?” “I’m sending a voicemail ya thick eejut!”

Just got back from my mate’s funeral. He died after being hit on the head with a tennis ball. It was a lovely service.

Ted Milnes

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