Well Christmas Day drinks at the pub were a great success. We were rather surprised by the huge turnout and the entire bar, snug and restaurant were full with visitors. There was a wonderful atmosphere. We all enjoyed the New Year’s Eve party and Mauli’s curry buffet hit the spot. We have already arranged next year’s event with The Alibi Club playing.
We started the new year by closing for a couple of days for a spruce up to keep the pub looking tip top.
We had all the floors professionally cleaned, the decorators came in and all our tables were re varnished.
We also had a new till system and lots of staff training. Our staff party was at The Table in Woodbridge and Vernon and his team looked after us very well.
A judge from the Michelin Guide came in for lunch recently and they have asked for photos for the next guide, which all bodes well. We even have four party bookings for next Christmas already!
Burns Night – On Wednesday 25th Jan we will have Burns inspired specials including ‘Cullen Skink’, ‘Haggis, Tatties and Neeps’ and ‘Cranachan’ – Come and join us.
Game Week – We will be celebrating ‘Game Week’ from 23rd – 29th Jan with some delicious game specials.
Valentines Day – We will be serving valentines inspired sharing specials on Saturday 11th and Tuesday 14th. Every lady with receive a little gift.
Shrove Tuesday – On 28th Feb we will have savory and sweet pancakes on the menu and the childrens menu. In the evening we will be serving from 5pm for any younger pancake enthusiasts.
Mothering Sunday – On the 26th March we will be celebrating the mums and grans in our lives with Mauli’s wonderful sunday roast. All ladies with receive a little gift.
Supper and Quiz Night – Our next supper and quiz night is on March 15th. There are seven rounds of questions from Tony Rubin, our genius quiz master. Teams of 4 – 6 people (no more!), £18 per head including a two course supper. Its a really popular evening and there is always a waiting list for a team.
Beer, CIder and Gin Festival – We have planned our next festival to run from 4pm Friday 28th to 10pm Sunday 30th April. We will have 20 ales, 6 ciders and 25 gins. We will have music on the Friday with DJ David Freeland and Saturday night with The Alibi Club and you will have the Bank Holiday Monday to recover.
Progressive Supper – We are just finalising the details of our next progressive supper with the Ufford Crown and The Table in March. Watch this space.