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Wednesday 6th June Monthly Meet

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by lisa lou, May 30, 2018.

  1. lisa lou

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    It’s come back round already folks,
    day before next chemo so should be up for it ..
    are we at oak and ivy or does as discussed on previous meets does anyone fancy the New Swan in Sandhurst, easy parking, garden and good food?
    I happy for either
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  2. lammyR6

    lammyR6 Moderator Staff Member Moderator + Site Supporter

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    I'm up for a change of venue this month. Might be nice to see a different menu and it's only a few minutes apart from Oak and Ivy. Count me in for the New Swan
     
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  3. lisa lou

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    I am a bit partial to their fish mornay :rubhands:
     
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  4. Mikey

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    Is there a menu online for the swan :shrug:
     
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  5. lisa lou

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    can’t see one.. i did look,
    i could pop in and take a picture ? lol
     
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  6. BlackHornet

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    yeah that's come around quick. pretty open to where :)
     
  7. Panel Man

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    There is actually a chance I might manage to attend this one (hooray for me). I really don't mind where it is so long as (i) I can find it and (ii) I get to see as many of you lovely people as I can! Oh ...@LisaLou: what's the beer like?

    Who am I kidding? I don't care. Much. :bounce:
     
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  8. lisa lou

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    it’s about 1 and half miles further down the road from the oak and ivy on the right hand side :shrug:
     
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  9. Beelady

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    I'll give it a go. Hoping for nice weather so I can come on the bike. :)
     
  10. Roadwart

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    More than happy to have a change of scenery.
     
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  11. BlackHornet

    BlackHornet Look before you turn Staff Member Moderator +

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    so is it agreed we are trying the new place ?
     
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  12. lisa lou

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    Yep ! New Swan at Sandhurst
     
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  13. BlackHornet

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    cool :thumbsup:
     
  14. Stars and Stripes

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    See you all there at the "new swan" :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Panel Man

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    Where is Swanhurst, anyway? I'll never find the New Sand if I can't even find the right village... ;)
     
  16. BlackHornet

    BlackHornet Look before you turn Staff Member Moderator +

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    go passed the oak and ivy in hawkhurst and about another 1.5 miles on the same road
     
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  17. Panel Man

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    :) I am indebted, as always...
     
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  18. Stars and Stripes

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    The suns out, so, i am coming on the bike :MC:
     
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  19. Panel Man

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    Some bikes came tonight - hooray, hooray! Stars n'Stripes; Beelady, Black Hornet and Roadie & Shrimpee were all astride two wheels - lucky b@£$tew@rd$. Lisa Lou merely had to pretend she was scrumping to hurdle the fence and the rest of us wimped out in four-wheeled tin cans. It's our first time at the Old Swan in Sandhurst, and I must say I, for one, was impressed. Lisa kept trying to pretend she doesn't go there every night, but let's just say she has eaten the whole menu and determined Cod Mornay is her favourite. She couldn't be persuaded to try anything else.

    I was delighted to meet Phil and Mrs Reid (what a patient woman to put up with a husband who spends his life test-driving different bikes. I accused him at one stage of acting like a nineteen year old tearaway after his wondering description of pinning the throttle on some unsuspecting bike, watching the rev counter scream around to the red line and then just kicking the shifter up to the next gear. "Are you sure this is a 30mph limit, Ossifer"?

    The food was a step up in quality, I think. There were no Tiger Prawns (shock, horror) but my chilli was decent (by English standards) and the sticky toffee pudding was very tasty and was served at less than nuclear fallout temperature. Stars n'Stripes had one too but paired it with salted caramel ice cream! Wish I'd thought of that. I wonder if they'd serve apple pie..? With a morsel of cheese...

    The big disappointment of the evening was that the Lemon Posset pudding was sufficiently delicious that Leila allowed me just one fork-full before finishing it herself! Honestly! I forgot to consult Shrimpee as to her gustatory reflections, but 'Is 'Ighness, Roadie despatched the steak, mushroom and ale pie very thoroughly - every crumb. And the veggies - wonders will never cease.

    Although most folks were abstemious, I must mention the Harveys, which was crisp and bright and a very nice pint indeed. And the coffee was served in a large cafetiere, so we were not limited to a single slurp of caffeinous enlightenment. There was a certain amount of technical argument at the Leila and Tom end of our table, as to whether it should have been plunged earlier or too early and the result was that it was treated to an excess of drain-cleaning exuberance. The short term result was that 50% of the grounds emerged into my cup; the gritty mixture was poured back, replunged a few times for good measure and repoured. I made some cheery comment about sieving it through my teeth, little thinking that this would be my fate. Still, I enjoyed chewing the coffee as well as drinking it!

    Oh, how I have missed these evenings! My first monthly dinner this year - the shame of it... It was great fun to see everyone in good form. See you all next month - I hope!!
     
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  20. Roadwart

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    Good seeing everyone tonight. Really like the new place too. Very friendly staff & some excellent Steak & Guinness pie! I would not be disappointed if everyone decided to go there again for the next one. :)
     

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