Spring Opener 2019

When: 14th April 


Where: Oxfordshire


Michael Scott is planning this event. We will meet at The Greyhound at Besselsleigh, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5PX for coffee and optional elevenses. A 15-mile drive will take us to The Lamb in Buckland, near Faringdon, SN7 8QN, for our lunch stop. 
As the lunch venue is small, we will need to pre-order.

Click here to see the menu.

August Pub Meet
When: 11th August


Where: Stanford Dingley


David and Erica have kindly arranged for us to meet at The Bull, Stanford Dingley, Reading, RG7 6LS, for coffee and lunch and have invited us to Two Hoots afterwards for tea and cakes. David needs to know if you will be attending the day, and also requires your meal choices (Click here for the menu), by 06 August at the very latest. He can be contacted by phone on 01189 712148 or by email drptipton@yahoo.co.uk. We hope that you will be present at this always enjoyable event.


June Run 2019

When: 7th -1oth June


Where: Tolpuddle, Dorset


We will be exploring Dorset while we stay at the Springfield Country Hotel just outside Wareham. On Friday, after getting together at St Peters Finger pub and enjoying lunch, we will
visit Clouds Hill (the rural retreat of DH Lawrence) before checking in at the hotel where we can take advantage of the indoor swimming pool. 

Saturday’s drive will take us to Poundbury (Prince Charles’ village) for coffee and cakes before we move on to The Martyrs Inn in Tolpuddle for lunch. While there, there is the opportunity to visit the Martyrs’ Museum. The Tank Museum at Bovington is our final venue before returning to the hotel.

After we have recovered from the Gala Dinner the previous evening, Sunday is more relaxed, with a visit to Hardy’s Cottage and Athelhampton House.

We would love you to join us! An application form will be enclosed in the December 2018 Newsletter, which will need to be completed and sent to Pam Walton, together with a deposit cheque (payable to The Springfield Hotel) by 18 January 2019.

Autumn Closer 2019

When: 13th October

Where: Reading area


Please note the change of luncheon venue from that printed in the August Newsletter.

We will meet from 10.30 a.m. onwards at the George & Horn, an 18th century inn, on the outskirts of Kingsclere (Basingstoke Road, Kingsclere, RG20 5NU, 01635 299130) before driving a short route to our luncheon destination, The White Hart, in Overton (London Road, Overton, RG25 3NW, 01256 771431). A set menu has been negotiated (click here), 2 courses for £19.95 or 3 for £24.95. You are of course able to choose from their larger menu but you will have to pay the full cost.

To enable prompt service, we have been asked to pre-order our food choices. Please let Pam know what you would like by 01 October at the very latest (pwalton4@btinternet.com or 01794 323387).

We look forward to seeing you there!



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