Well, we have already had the log fires lit a few times, game is on the menu and the Christmas bookings are filling up. We were also very proud this month to hear that we will be included in the Michelin Guide 2018. It has been a wonderful year for accolades. We held another Progressive Supper with the Table and The Ufford Crown and I think it was our best one so far. On Thursday and Friday evenings we now put out delicious homemade snacks from the kitchen like pork crackling, spicy nuts and chicken wings.

International Champagne Day – On Friday 20th October from 6pm we will be celebrating all things fizzy in the bar. We will be serving prosecco for £4 per glass or £20 per bottle, Champagne for £6 a glass or £32 a bottle. We will also be serving caviar blinis alongside the other Friday evening snacks we put out.

Gift Vouchers – We do have very smart gift vouchers available at the bar. You can buy them for a specific amount of money or for a particular event like a Sunday roast, one of our Supper Clubs (£45 per head) or Supper and Quiz Night (£18 per head) or a Cookery Demonstration & Lunch (£25 each) . We have four Supper clubs a year, six quiz nights and two cookery demos planned, so the lucky holder of a voucher can chose a date that suits them.

Supper & Quiz Night – Our last quiz of the year is on Wednesday 25th October at 7pm. It is a hugely popular event with our fabulous quiz master Tony Rubin. There is an antipasti sharing platter to start and a delicious main course of Blythburgh pork sausages, borlotti bean ragout and lots of crackling or smashed pumpkin cannelloni, veggie Parmesan and rocket salad (V), plus lots of our delicious chips. We have only a couple of tables left and we are looking for teams of 4 – 6 people. £18 per person. First prize a £50 voucher, second prize a £25 voucher.

Cooker Demonstrations and Lunch – After the success of Chef Mauli’s cookery demonstrations at The Suffolk Show and The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival and repeated requests we have decided to host two events. On January 16th we will host an Indian cookery demonstration featuring a meat and a vegetarian thali with all the accompanying side dishes and breads. On the 20th February Chef Mauli will demonstrate spicy vegetarian cookery, picking exciting dishes from around the world. The event will start at 11am with tea, coffee and homemade cake and cookies. The demonstration will last about an hour then there will be a delicious lunch featuring the dishes Mauli has presented and a glass of wine. The cost if £25 per head.

Christmas 2017 – We have launched our Christmas menus and leaflets are available at the pub and the menus are on our website. Christmas Eve is a Sunday this year so we will have our roast, and lighter options, available at 12pm and 2.30pm. We will then serve an a la carte supper menu from 6pm till 9pm and we will have live jazz in the evening. On Christmas Day we are open from 12pm till 3pm just for drinks I’m afraid. Last year was enormous fun, with most of the village making an appearance ahead of their Christmas lunch.

New Year Eve – Now you all know we can through one hell of a party! On NYE we will once again have a delicious curry buffet, bacon rolls at midnight and dancing to fabulous The Alibi Club. This is a ticket only event and they are selling fast. 7pm – 1am, £45 per head