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Christmas Meal/Party

  • November 30 · 7:00 PM
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I am now able to confirm details for our Christmas Party. This will be in the Barn at the Elm Tree P. H. Hightown, Ringwood. We will begin at 7.00p.m with drinks in the bar ( Please pay for all drinks separately ) followed by a two or three course meal to be served in the Barn which we will have exclusive use of. The menu includes a choice of 4 starters, 5 mains and 4 desserts:-

Roast Parsnip soup 

Salmon and prawn cocktail

Baked portabella mushroom with leek and cream cheese stuffing

Chicken liver parfait with tomato chutney

                 ...........

Turkey with sage and onion stuffing

Roast beef with red wine gravy

Both the above served with roast potatoes, sprouts, cabbage and bacon medley, parsnips, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

Pork belly with crackling, mash, wilted greens and caramelised apple

Hake in tarragon butter on crushed new potatoes with buttered samphire

Mushroom, brie, hazelnut and cranberry Wellington with sautéed vegetables

        ........

Christmas pud with brandy custard

Bailey's cheesecake with clotted cream

Lemon pannacotta with cherry coulis and a brandy snap tuile

Cheese and biscuits (£1.95 SUPPLEMENT)

There will be a 'Guess the identity' table quiz and a Secret Santa both of which are optional. If you wish to take part in the Secret Santa, please bring along a wrapped gift to the value of £5 suitable for any of our members. I am also hoping to arrange some music, background during the meal and possibly for dancing after. Anyone able to undertake this for me?

*Deposits of £10 and pre-orders will be required two weeks beforehand. I would prefer the deposits as cash if possible as I can then just pass it over to the restaurant or you can send a cheque to me at 7 Ashley Close, Hightown, Ringwood, BH24 1QX.  

The full  cost is £19.95 for two courses, £24.95 for three plus £1 to £2 to cover the cost of the venue, payable on the night. Please note there is a supplement of £1.95 for cheese. Drinks will of course be payable in addition. In the event that there are less than 24 of us, we would then be in the main restaurant rather than the Barn.

The number for this event is unlimited so I hope as many of you as possible will come along as we are seldom all together. As with any event however, I do appreciate some inevitably cannot make a particular date.


If you have any queries please message me or phone 01425 480473. Thank you.

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  • Kathy W.

    Glad you all enjoyed it.

    1 · December 1

  • Jayne M.

    Thank you Kathy for organising the meal, the quiz ( which really showed Maxine's competitive side ) and also the Secret Santa, ( Maxine and Maggie were in competition to be the first one to rip open their presents!) hope the missing pressie turns up. Great food, great company and lots of laughs!
    Having arranged lots of office Christmas meals in the past, I know how much time and effort it takes, the booking, sorting out who has ordered what food, collecting deposits etc. So thank you again. Jx

    1 · December 1

  • Gail B

    Can only repeat the heartfelt congrats to Kathy for a fabulous evening we had such a laugh - quizz great fun etc. Thank you also to whoever 'donated' the gift of truffles- recieved with thanks. Have already scoffed the lot - yum! Lots of ladies I still want to catch up with on other tables than ours - see you tomorrow perhaps? Gailx

    1 · December 1

  • Maggie H.

    What a wonderful evening, Kathy. Thank you so much for all your hard work arranging it. The food was delicious and the quiz - on our table! - turned into a really hilarious event. xxx

    1 · December 1

  • Pauline W.

    Lovely evening, good food, good company - thanks Kathy for organising it.

    1 · December 1

  • Kathy W.

    Glad you all enjoyed it

    1 · December 1

  • Sylvia H.

    Great fun, and well organised

    1 · December 1

  • Tracey B.

    Lovely time with lovely people

    1 · December 1

  • CAROL

    Thank you Kathy for a lovely evening. Had a really good time. Hope the missing pressie turns up!

    1 · December 1

  • Sandra C.

    Again like to thank Kathy for organising Christmas meal. Lovely evening with great company. Kathy and Maxine you do a great job and have always make me feel very welcome since I have been down here. xx

    2 · December 1

  • Chris O.

    Fabulous food, great laughs with good company.

    1 · December 1

  • Chris O.

    Thank you Kathy for a wonderful evening so well organised. It was fabulous, great laughs and really good food. Hope one of Santa's little helpers finds the mystery pressie!

    1 · December 1

  • Gill H.

    Thanks you Kathy you did so well it's not organising for so many people. I hope the missing present turns up..

    December 1

  • Angela K.

    Kathy, Thank you for organising last night's Christmas meal and fun quizzes. I enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Angela

    1 · December 1

  • Maxine D.

    Yes, thanks Kathy for arranging the evening, great food with lots of giggles.

    1 · December 1

  • Jayne F

    Kathy, thank you for organising the evening. It was very enjoyable, good food, good company and lots of laughter

    1 · December 1

  • Ray K.

    Kathy thank you so much for organising our Christmas meal. Everything was absolutely fabulous, the food, staff, service and what a terrific evening we had. You made it a night to remember. Can't thank you enough for the time,effort, and energy you gave to make sure that we all had a good evening. Thank you Kathy. Xxx

    3 · November 30

  • Sandra C.

    Thanks ladies lovely evening x

    November 30

  • Kathy W.

    Thank you to all of you for making this such an enjoyable event. Unfortunately we did forfeit the deposits of those of you unable to attend but did not have to pay the balance. Sorry about that.

    1 · November 30

  • Kathy W.

    Looking forward to tonight. See you all in the bar from 7.00pm. Remember your secret santa gift if you wish to take part - upto £5.oo.

    2 · November 30

  • Trish

    Hi... I'm absolutely gutted but I'm not able to come tonight.... I'm been fighting a bug for a few days and now have a headache from hell and feel awful... I'm so sorry as I was really looking forward to it... have a fantastic time xx

    November 30

    • Maxine D.

      Oh dear, sorry to hear you're not feeling well, we shall miss your dirty laugh! hope you feel better very soon..

      November 30

  • Tracey B.

    The taxi from verwood will start pick ups at 6pm as follows
    Chris
    Maxine
    Margaret
    Pauline
    Myself (tracey) £10 a head in total Many thanks - looking forward to seeing you Wednesday xx

    3 · November 28

    • Pauline W.

      Are we being collected from our own homes or from a certain pick up point? Pauline x

      November 28

    • Tracey B.

      Picked up and dropped to your door x

      1 · November 28

  • Kathy W.

    I have been into the venue today and the staff are busily putting up Christmas decorations. After some discussion, and bearing in mind views expressed by members and number involved, we agreed that we will actually now be in the back room of the main restaurant. It is separate from the main room so will still seem as if we have our own space but should be a more festive spirit than in the large space of the Barn. It also means we do not have to pay additional hire charges.

    2 · November 22

    • Maxine D.

      Yes, thanks for sorting this out Kathy, look forward to this.

      November 22

    • Jayne M.

      Thanks for sorting it all out Kathy, looking forward to it. Jx

      November 22

  • Kathy W.

    Sorry folks, some confusion here, I do have all the menu choices. Thanks

    1 · November 11

  • Joanne C

    Hi. Paid my deposit and gave coices to Kathy some time back.

    November 11

  • Sally D.

    Hi, I paid £10 and my choices to Cathy.
    Sally

    November 9

  • Ray K.

    Hi Maxine
    I have already paid Maxine £20.00 by cheque when we were at the Ringwood venue.

    Also, she has my menu: 2 x courses

    1- Parsnip Soup
    2 - Mushroom Brie Wellington

    Many thanks

    Ray x

    1 · November 9

    • Maxine D.

      Ah OK, thanks Ray, sorry did'nt realise that.

      November 9

  • Jane M.

    Penny is still coming and wants Prawn cocktail, roast beef and bailys cheesecake. I would like prawn cocktail, pork belly and pannacotta please. Could I give you our deposits at the Russell Coates on 22nd or would you rather that I posted it to you? Thanks for all of your hard work.

    November 4

    • Kathy W.

      Yes, that is fine Jane. Thank you for info.

      November 4

  • Kathy W.

    Jane, is Penny still coming with you to the Christmas meal? If so could you let me have her menu choices along with yours please? Thank you

    November 3

  • Trish

    Kathy
    Any chance you could let me have your bank details so I can zap over deposit. I'm not going to be able to get over this afternoon and working rest of week.... my email is [masked] thanks Trish x

    November 1

    • Kathy W.

      No worries, Trish, just give it to me next time we meet. If necessary I will pay your deposit and you can pay me back on the night.

      November 2

    • Trish

      Aww bless you thanks.. I am down to come to a couple before Christmas so hopefully will see you . Thanks x

      November 2

  • Gill H.

    Liver pate, turkey, pannacotta please

    October 26

  • Kathy W.

    Thank you for cheque Gill. Could I have your menu choice please? Jane, also waiting on your menu choice and a few deposits still outstanding.

    October 25

  • Gail B

    Hello Kathy. I will put the deposit for this event and the full payment for Xmas with Mr Selfridge in a cheque to you by post from France - should not take more than 4 days to get to you, pls message me when you get it thank you, Gail

    October 19

    • Kathy W.

      Great. Thank you Gail

      October 19

    • Kathy W.

      Cheque arrived yesterday - thank you.

      October 25

  • Kathy W.

    Thank you to all those I have received preorders and deposits from. If the rest of you could let me have these over the coming 2 weeks that would be appreciated. I will be at Kingston Lacy tomorrow, Plane Cuisine Friday, Fridays cafe on Monday 24th, Heale Gardens Wed 26th and Stewarts on Tuesday 1st Nov. Please hand to me at any of these events. If you are not attending any of these would you please send cash or cheque to me at 7 Ashley Close, Hightown. Ringwood, BH24 1QX. Many thanks

    1 · October 19

    • Trish

      Hi Kathy, don't think I'm able to attend any of the above events, due to work or being away at a wedding.... I'll pop cash over beginning of November to you. Thanks

      October 19

  • Maggie H.

    Kathy is it too late to change my order?! If not, could I still have the mushrooms to start, turkey and NOT cheese and biscuits BUT pannacotta as a deser? cct.

    October 17

  • Lin b.

    Sorry Kathy but unable to now go as I will be in Exmouth then .

    October 17

  • Kathy W.

    Well done everyone, only a few preorders to go - you know who you are! Anyone else wanting to join us?

    October 17

  • Sylvia H.

    good morning Kathy, message from Elizabeth. for menu. She would like Salmon & prawn cocktail - Roast beef - Baileys cheesecake.
    Many thanks Sylvia.

    October 17

  • Angela K.

    I would like Soup, Turkey and Christmas pudding please. Thanks Kathy

    October 17

  • Tracey B.

    Soup turkey and Xmas pud / many thanks - looking forward to it :)

    October 14

  • Kathy W.

    Thank you for all the preorders. Keep them coming please.

    October 13

  • Jackie H.

    Hi,can I pick,soup,turkey and Xmas pud please Kathy,thanks for organising.

    October 13

  • Trish

    Hi can I cancel my cheese and biscuits on my menu choices please... I'll just have the 2 courses. .thanks 😀😀

    October 13

  • Jayne F

    Salmon and Prawn Cocktail, Turkey, and Baileys cheesecake please.thank you

    October 12

  • Chris O.

    Stuffed mushrooms, beef and pannacotta for me please. Thanks Kathy for organising.

    October 12

  • Kathy W.

    Full menu details now as above. Please check and let me know any alterations or your choices. I did not know there was a supplement for cheese and biscuits of £1.95 so my apologies if this effects you. If you wish to change your order please do so. I am happy to start collecting deposits of £10 at any of our events - if I am not in attendance perhaps other hosts could hold on to them for me?

    October 12

  • Denise B.

    Can I please have soup & turkey. Looking forward to meeting everyone

    1 · October 12

  • Margaret H

    Salmon & prawn, Turkey and Pannacotta for me please.

    October 11

  • Maggie H.

    Stuffed Mushrooms, Turkey, and Cheese for me please. Thank you. x

    October 11

  • Gail B

    Salmon and prawn; turkey; xmas pud for me please, thank you

    October 11

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