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The Vegan Publuck; A Weekend Potluck, at Old China Hand

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Welcome to The Vegan Publuck--a New Weekend Potluck! :)

The Old China Hand (, on the corner of Tysoe Street & Rosebery Avenue, Islington, have kindly agreed to be the home of The Vegan Publuck!

Entry is Free, you just pay for your drinks!

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, join me & lots of lovely, friendly London Vegans, for a chilled, relaxed Sunday afternoon, of Homemade Vegan food & whatever drinks take your fancy! All their drinks are sourced from mostly British, family run & independent Breweries, microbreweries & companies, with an international bottle selection!

{Arrive any time from 2pm; there should still be enough food if you arrive at 3/3.30, etc, or failing that, eat your own dish! :) }

Please see their drinks menu kept in a small folder on the bar; all Vegan options are labeled with a V!! :)

Old China Hand is also a Ping Pong pub; if you fancy a game, if the upstairs table is available, it's £1 per bat hire, plus a £5 refundable deposit!

Here's to good food & good times!

About 2.30pm, I'll make an announcement & then let everyone start eating; we have plenty of time to eat, chat, relax & clear away. We'll be completely cleared away by 6pm, then, if you fancy staying til late, we can enjoy a few more drinks OR, weather permitting, go for a walk! (There's a few nice local parks, etc!)

The basics :)

*Please bring a Vegan homemade dish (one per adult) ; for the sake of clarity, :) , that means, of course, NO Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs or Honey! If you don't bring a dish, I'm afraid you wont be welcome to share our food. Of course, you can buy yourself a drink if you like!

*If you really can't bring a homemade dish, or can't cook, you could bring something shop bought, but it should be a reasonable contribution--a bunch of bananas or a punnet of grapes is a little small!! :)

*As a rough rule of thumb, think about catering for 10-30 people, so e.g. 2 dozen made/bought cupcakes, OR 2 large pizzas, OR a big cous cous salad, etc... :)

*The pub can comfortably accommodate about 50+ people, plus seating at the bar, & in nice weather, there's seating outside too!

*The pub is not normally child friendly, but one or two well behaved kids may be ok, but no babies (please email me if you have kids & would like to attend; cheers :) )

*Please provide an ingredients list, & indicate if it's Nut free or Gluten free for those with allergies or intolerances

*Please bring a serving utensil if needed for your dish

I will be providing disposable plates & cutlery, plus serviettes; please keep things as tidy as possible, it'll make clearing away that much easier for me; cheers!

And that's everything!

I look forward to welcoming you to The Vegan Publuck---Old Child Hand is, as they say on their website, 'no ordinary pub!'

All the best,

Jess :)