My first plan was to go to the North Laine Pub & Brewery, but they would not let me reserve any space unless it was for a Christmas meal. As the North Laine is so large, I thought without a reserved space we might never find each other, so I have changed the venue.
We are now going to The Office, which is a pub and Thai restaurant. They serve food until 9 pm. so if people want to eat they can, or just have a drink or two. They also have a very large gin selection.
For one reason or another this group has been quite low key this year, but hopefully if a few people get to meet up, some momentum might build up and more events might get posted.