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Christmas lunch and beers

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  • Join us for a festive meal at The Bank. Places are currently limited to 13, but there is a waitlist available.

    Deposit of £5 per person, to be paid to me ASAP - I will take cash or BACS transfer. Please message me individually to arrange payment.

    The Bank is offering a special 2 or 3 course menu for £16.95 or £19.95. Please let me know your menu choices when you arrange payment of your deposit.

    Starters:

    Celeriac, apple & truffle oil soup, with toasted ciabatta (v)
    Game and sloe gin rillette, topped with English herb butter, served with golden beetroot piccalilli & toasted ciabatta
    Classic king prawn cocktail, with farmhouse bread and butter
    Goat’s cheese baked soufflé with fresh apple, cranberry and toasted chestnut salad (v)

    Mains:

    Classic roast turkey, roast potatoes, honey-roast parsnips, festive vegetables, orange liqueur & ginger stuffing, Cumberland sausage wrapped in bacon and gravy
    10oz ribeye steak (£5 supplement), topped with crab and samphire butter. Served with béarnaise sauce and chips. Peppercorn or blue cheese sauce also available
    Scottish salmon fillet, heritage baby potatoes, samphire & beluga lentils with tarragon infused hollandaise and grilled lemon
    Slow-braised blade of beef on horseradish mash with kale, cabbage and honey glazed parsnips
    Parsnips & cranberry nut roast with roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips, festive vegetables and gravy (v)

    Desserts


    Black forest chocolate roulade, fresh whipped cream and Belgian chocolate sauce (v)
    Christmas pudding, served with brandy sauce (v)
    Trio of desserts: black forest chocolate roulade, glazed lemon tart and salted caramel profiteroles with golden sugar-coated vanilla ice cream (v)
    Cheese board (£2.50 supplement): selection of British cheeses served with pale ale chutney, crackers and grapes (v)

    There will be a mini pub crawl - hostelries to be decided - after for those who would like to join us for a drink but don't wish to eat.

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  • Louise B.

    Thanks everyone for paying your deposits and giving me your menu choices. I'm taking the last two persons' food options and a final deposit to The Bank this afternoon. From this point on you CANNOT change your choices (or unbook) as The Bank has to order the food in for us. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    3 · November 28

  • Louise B.

    UPDATE - I have today paid the deposits to The Bank and given them everyone's meal choices. Exceptions are 1. Sara's plus-1 (paid but no menu yet - I'll update the pub later on this) and 2. Lynne, who I've put back on the waitlist as she didn't pay her deposit to me in time or give me her menu.

    1 · November 21

    • Richard

      Lynne deposit now paid

      2 · November 27

  • Louise B.

    Margaret confusion! A Margaret Hall has paid me a £5 deposit but there are two Margarets in these comments below. The one who says she has paid doesn't appear to be on the RSVP list. The one who IS on the RSVPs I'm unsure if they have paid or not. To be clear what's going on, can both Margarets let me know ASAP what is happening? I need to pay the deposits to The Bank this weekend so I want to be sure that everyone on the RSVPs has paid and that anyone who isn't on the RSVPs hasn't paid me by mistake. Thanks.

    November 19

    • Margaret

      I paid yesterday through Nationwide. Margaret Hall

      1 · November 19

    • Louise B.

      Thanks, Margaret!

      November 19

  • Margaret

    I may have 2 personalities. I logged in on new phone and may have put wrong one in. I am listed as an event organiser and am hosting drown the turkey x

    1 · November 19

  • Margaret

    To confirm, I paid deposit yesterday (with my alta ego login!). Apologies for the confusion.

    1 · November 19

  • Margaret

    Hi. No starter. Turkey main. Trio of desserts please. Will pay deposit by tomorrow..sorry for the delay.

    2 · November 17

    • Louise B.

      I'm confused because someone called Margaret Hall paid me yesterday (see the other Margaret's comment on this wall) but she is not on the RSVP list. Can you clarify if you have paid me or not? I need payment very quickly if not as I need to pay the deposits to The Bank this weekend.

      November 19

  • Margaret

    Hi Louise. Paid thru bank at[masked]

    1 · November 18

    • Louise B.

      I'm confused now - are you Margaret Hall? Because I had a payment from her (you?) yesterday but you are not on the RSVP list.

      November 19

  • Glynn

    Hi all this may be my first meet upCan you let me know who and how to pay.
    No starter but Turkey main & trio of deserts Thanks

    1 · November 17

    • Louise B.

      Sending you a private message, Glynn.

      November 17

    • Louise B.

      Ok, I can't send you a private message as you've switched off the option to receive messages. And I need your deposit by Saturday morning. Please email me at louisebolotin@gmailcom Thanks.

      November 17

  • Richard

    My choices are Game rillette, Turkey, Xmas pudding. 🍰

    1 · November 15

  • Carol

    Hi Louise, I'll pay the deposit tomorrow as I've got a few payments to make via online banking. Thanks for organising. Looking forward to the meal. Will email my choice from the menu. X

    2 · November 15

  • Pauline

    Free prosecco 👏🏻😀come on peeps get your deposits paid Louise can only do so much.

    3 · November 14

  • Louise B.

    The lovely people at the Bank have just told me they are extending their offer of a free glass of prosecco to diners for bookings made up to the end of November. What better incentive do you need to finalise with me? :-)

    3 · November 14

  • Louise B.

    FINAL CALL! Your booking cut off point is midnight on Friday 18 November. After that, I've made a firm booking with the venue and there's no guarantee anyone who hasn't settled up with me will have a place (The Bank say they may be able to accommodate late stragglers but can't promise it).

    If you have already paid AND given your menu choices to me you are off the hook! That is me, Adrian, Andrew (paying me cash shortly), Pauline, Sara, Bob and Dave.

    The following people have given me a menu choice but no deposit - please pay me, or change your RSVP in time: Sharon C.

    The following people have yet to pay OR tell me what they want to eat - Richard (I believe a cash deposit with me is imminent!), Margaret, Janis, Carol and Katie. As before, please both pay me AND give me your menu choices, or change your RSVP by end of Friday.

    I think that covers everything. Any questions please ask. Everyone should have had my bank details to pay by BACS in my previous email.

    November 14

    • Louise B.

      Just to add, from Saturday 19th, anyone who hasn't paid/chosen their courses and/or changed their RSVP will be moved to a waitlist. I'll do my best with The Bank to accommodate you later if you still want to come along. But as I said above, that's up to the pub, so don't delay!

      November 14

  • Louise B.

    Right - time to get tough! So far only ONE person has paid me a deposit (and three to come in cash very soon as I'll be seeing them). If you want to go you MUST arrange to pay your deposit ASAP and give me your meal choices. I am going to The Bank this afternoon to make the initial booking and find out how much window we have to confirm numbers. So if you want to go you need to show it...

    3 · November 10

    • Richard

      Louise sent the email yesterday, Pauline but just in case you didn't get it I've sent you a copy of it as a Meetup message.

      1 · November 11

    • Louise B.

      Pauline, I said to you on the 4th (see comments below) to send me a message to arrange payment and your menu choices. Everyone has been emailed twice already - the second one has my bank details and reminds people to tell me what they want to eat.

      November 11

  • Pauline

    Might be easier on your phone, Richard but it's a nightmare on the iPhone. Have to scroll through to find events I am attending, my calendar has gone

    November 4

    • Richard

      They updated the Android app about a week ago so the calendars are organised as they used to be (with options "My Meetups and suggestions", "I'm going", "I went" etc. Maybe the iPhone one is taking longer. It's a big improvement, but still less user-friendly than the previous app! :-)

      November 4

    • Louise B.

      The calendar is back on iPhone. I know because I have one and I can use the calendar now. It was updated about 3 days ago.

      1 · November 4

  • Pauline

    Hi Louise , this new app is driving me mad.😡I have to go into the group to see the calendar so I am missing half the updates with events. Can you send details of how to pay deposit. I have seen posts about menu but I am non wiser!

    November 4

    • Richard

      The app has now changed so the calendar is a lot easier to follow (back to the various choices including "I'm going" Meetups). But make sure you have your settings set for updates on events you're due to attend.

      November 4

    • Louise B.

      The new app is a $*&%"% mess. But yes, the calendar is back! Please also make sure you have your messages set to enabled so I can message you. But everyone should message ME with their menu choices and then I'll message back my bank details. Thanks.

      November 4

  • Margaret K.

    I am sorry to have to drop out, a family get together has been arranged that I cant get out of.

    November 4

    • Louise B.

      Sorry to hear that. There's always Drown the Turkey between Xmas and New Year!

      November 4

  • Louise B.

    Another reminder - can people please confirm ASAP? I need to to drop into The Bank next week to start the ball rolling there. I'll tell them initially for 15 people and I'll pay the deposit as soon as possible after that. Thanks.

    1 · November 4

  • Margaret

    Interesting menu Louise. Will pay and confirm choices asap

    2 · November 1

  • Richard

    I'm on. Will pay you and provide choices when I next see you! :-)

    1 · November 1

  • Richard

    Thanks for offering to host the Pubs and Beer Christmas meal this year, Louise. Looking popular, wherever it will be!

    1 · October 25

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  • Louise B.
    Event Host

    Non-anoraky Camra member, sucker for a pub crawl, occasional caner

  • lynne s.

    Hello guys my name is lynne. I am hoping to make some new friends and I look forward to meeting... more

  • Sara +1
    Assistant Organizer

    Yankee hop-head. I only have until 2019 to experience the finest craft beers and... more

  • Glynn

    First sorry some how my name was wrong on profile David is my middle name But Glynn is my first... more

  • Andrew L.

    Passionate about real ale and traditional pubs. Love to socialise and meet new people.... more

  • Margaret

    Miss Contrary! I started drinking beer aged 17 when my... more

  • Richard
    Organizer

    Enjoy real beer and real pubs.

  • Bob p.

    Some people say I am a quiet lad!.

  • Carol

    Hi, I hope to meet like minded people and expand social network whilst enjoying a drink in a... more

  • Adrian

    Hi I'm Adrian

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