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This topic contains 84 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  b-bob 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #11369

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    Somewhere around the Worcester area.

    Dinner and evening at a pub.

    If your’re interested leave a comment below with links to any nice pubs we might use (that have accommodation) and email me, subject ‘Worcester’.

    Timing all depends on replies but this year likely Sept/Oct.

  • #11371

    Philthetestmanager
    Participant

    Only an hours drive from Hereford. Cannot do 30/31 Sep or 1/2/3 Oct, as we have our first go-live so I shall be working.

  • #11372

    kent
    Participant

    Could be up for this.

  • #11373

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    I think I’m in 🙂

  • #11374

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    Good pubs in the middle and premier inn at the cricket ground.

  • #11376

    Wooshy
    Participant

    I will be there if anyone needs a lift from the DY postcodes let me know.

  • #11377

    Will try and come if I can.

  • #11380

    Crikey
    Participant

    I’d probably be up for this.
    Got a DY postcode

  • #11382

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    Dates I can’t do 14/15 Sep and 19/20 Sep.

  • #11384

    Churchills Shark
    Participant

    I will also be up for this.

  • #11385

    b-bob
    Participant

    Definitely interested.

    Plenty venues in Worcester and surrounds. Hotels Worcester/Malvern.
    (inc. 2 Spoons with rooms!)

    Can’t manage 1-4 Sept; 5-12 Oct.

  • #11390

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    Winners.

    I’ll be in touch soon.

  • #11392

    Crikey
    Participant

    Definitely can do except for 7th Sept

  • #11396

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    Email sent to those who have replied above. Likely 13th Oct. or following weekend.

  • #11397

    stoutyeoman
    Participant

    Oct good. Prefer Worcester to Kairdiff.

  • #11398

    b-bob
    Participant

    Hi All,

    To set the ball rolling will suggest 3 local “non-city” venues that offer both accommodation and good food:

    Bank House Hotel, Bransford (Olde Worlde, golf course, 3m Worcester)

    The Swan Inn, Hanley Swan (Village green type, v popular, near Malvern)

    The Baiting House, Upper Sapey (Out in sticks, excellent food, 9m Worcester)

    Am sure someone with recent experience can suggest the best Worcester venues and accommodation.

  • #11399

    b-bob
    Participant

    Another local venue to add to above list:

    The Crown Inn & Sandys, Ombersley. (Renowned village inn, 3m Worcester)

  • #11408

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    Currently 13th October. Venue undecided but it will be one of the above.

  • #11410

    Fratacula
    Participant

    looks OK now but might have work.

  • #11411

    snotsicle
    Participant

    Probably can make that weekend. Would be coming from North Somerset on the Saturday morning and going to Mid-Wales on the Sunday, if that helps anyone.

    • #11413

      Going Postal
      Keymaster

      Hi Snots, I’ve added you to the mailing list.

  • #11416

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    Email sent with the time, date and place. If you haven’t received anything and would like to come then get in touch.

  • #11417

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    Got no email 🙁

  • #11418

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    Belay that – just arrived.

  • #11419

    Crikey
    Participant

    What sort of pub crawl is likely after dinner? Thinking of taxis/getting back to hotel etc

  • #11420

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    Just a point t Bank House is out on its own. Moving on from there will require taxi. Unless you walk a mile or so to the Fox.

  • #11421

    snotsicle
    Participant

    Heads up to those with Hotels.com or Expedia Rewards accounts – they list the hotel mentioned so you can get your usual 10% off the website price.

  • #11422

    Crikey
    Participant

    Well I think I’ll treat my self and stay at Bank House. I’m too much of a lightweight drinker to do pub crawls without adequate supervion anyway

  • #11423

    b-bob
    Participant

    Hi all. As per SB’s earlier e-m request, have proffered for consideration an alternative venue in town to eliminate the need for taxi’s.

    Ye Olde Talbot Inn (Olde English Inns)

    As being fairly local, I’m happy to go wherever is decided.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  b-bob.
  • #11425

    Churchills Shark
    Participant

    I would be up for the Ye Olde Talbot Inn rather than the Bank House.

  • #11426

    Crikey
    Participant

    What’s the parking situation like in Worcester?

    • #11427

      b-bob
      Participant

      Hi Crikey,

      Multi storey car parks, 1 opposite Cathedral (next to Talbot), 1 above main shopping centre; 3 or 4 sizeable open air pay and display types within 400 yards of the Cathedral. Wouldn’t advise street parking.

      Hope this helps.

      b-bob

  • #11428

    Crikey
    Participant

    Thanks b-bob

  • #11429

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    My 2 cents. Premier inn with paid parking – 10-15 mins walk to the centre. Taxi situation to/from Bank House is not great.

  • #11430

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    As most of you seem to prefer staying in the centre I am minded to change the venue.

    I’ll send an update tomorrow once I’ve confirmed no one has booked a room at Bank House

  • #11436

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    This is all booked and arranged now. You should all have emails.

  • #11441

    Fratacula
    Participant

    I dont have any details but would like to join (tomorrow??) , could anyone please post when and where or send to red.onions@yahoo.co.uk .

    thanks

    Fratacula/Michael

  • #11442

    Fratacula
    Participant

    thanks Snots, information received. Will call them tomorrow to see if the table can be stretched to 10 as my wife wants to join

  • #11443

    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    I had planned on coming to this, & will still try – I can bring a dog-bowl if there’s no room at the table. I am currently on a fizzer to get out of my house by the 30th & may be ‘v busy’ tomorrow. My new place is near to Worcester, but atm only looks like a storage facility.. see you if poss!

  • #11444

    snotsicle
    Participant

    So, who’s in the pub, then? Bit early but can’t see anyone recognisable.
    Look for a balding bloke playing with an iPad and drinking orange juice through a plastic (REEEEEEE) straw.

  • #11445

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    Inbound, ETA 45 mins.

  • #11446

    Crikey
    Participant

    Who’s in the pub?

  • #11447

    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    Ah well, wasn’t to be. There in spirit if not in spirits, see you @ next do when I’ve finally MOVED.. Have a grand time all.

  • #11448

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. We can do it again now we know where to meet up.

    • #11457

      snotsicle
      Participant

      Very much thanks, Bob.
      Crikey: weekend of 20th July.

    • #11461

      b-bob
      Participant

      Thanks for arrangements Bob. Great to meet up again and also to make new acquaintances. Looking forward to further get-togethers ….

  • #11453

    bluesman_1
    Participant

    I second the motion!

  • #11454

    Crikey
    Participant

    All in favour say Aye, Aye.

    What date is the brewery bash ‘19
    So I can book somewhere?

  • #11487

    Wooshy
    Participant

    Anyone up for another meeting ?

    • #11490

      stuartbeaker
      Participant

      Count me in Wooshy. Was sorry to miss last one, and I’ve now moved to within 5 miles of Worcs TC so will aim to be there any time, apart from around Christmas when I will be in foreign parts.

  • #11488

    Crikey
    Participant

    Sounds good to me 🙂

  • #11489

    b-bob
    Participant

    Affirmative from me also. 🙂

  • #11491

    Wooshy
    Participant

    Anyone have any preferences on venue or what food they would like to eat? Or any pubs in Worcester anyone wants to try? Or do we keep to the same venue?

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  Wooshy.
    • #11493

      Wooshy
      Participant

      Also which dates are good for people? December is pretty busy for me.

  • #11494

    Crikey
    Participant

    As long as it’s not next week, I’m pretty flexible.

  • #11495

    stuartbeaker
    Participant

    OK, I’m good for any time until mid-Dec, and don’t care where we meet so if the last venue was a good one that’s fine by me, otherwise there seems to be a vast number of places round here compared to where I’ve just moved from, but I don’t know any of them yet..
    Looking forward to it.

  • #11496

    b-bob
    Participant

    Fully flexible here Wooshy, dates and food choices. Plenty of potential venues. Will dig out a few more suggestions… Nags Head, Malvern; Rectifying House, Worcester; Crown (Spoons), Worcester.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  b-bob.
  • #11498

    Wooshy
    Participant

    Sorry been a few days, busy with work Etc. Are we all OK with 30th of November or the 1st of December? If anyone wants a different venue speak up now. I am going to presume people want to eat food like last time, so once we have a venue and if those dates are OK with people I will reserve a table!

    • #11499

      b-bob
      Participant

      Hi Wooshy. I’m good for either, (prefer Friday if pushed). Looking forward to meeting up again. Thanks for this…

      • #11500

        Wooshy
        Participant

        Pleasure is all mine pal!

    • #11502

      stuartbeaker
      Participant

      Oops, been busy so I didn’t follow here.. I’m fine for 30th or 1st, in fact most days up to roughly 13th Dec. Anywhere you like will do me, looking forward..
      Stuart B

  • #11501

    Crikey
    Participant

    I can do either but would prefer Saturday. Looking forwRd to it which ever day you all choose 😄

  • #11503

    gordonbrown
    Participant

    I’m in Germany but might be back in England by then.
    Probably would come for a drink then go home

  • #11504

    Churchills Shark
    Participant

    I will be up for the next meeting. I don’t mind which day you do.

  • #11506

    Going Postal
    Keymaster

    I’ll be there if I can.

  • #11508

    Wooshy
    Participant

    Sorry busy week! I have provisionally booked the 1st of December at Ye Olde Talbot again. We all know where it is, if anyone needs directions or anything else get at me. I’ll put full details up once I have confirmed with the restaurant.

    P.s I was originally going to go for the 30th of November. But with Tommy’s March going on, on the 1st I thought we could discus the days events after. Again any issues or problems get at me.

    • #11512

      stuartbeaker
      Participant

      OK W & Everyone, that’s in the diary. I seem to have spent several days this week inadvertently recce-ing Ye Olde T so I should be able to bump into it without too much trubble..
      Looking fwd to it!

  • #11509

    stoutyeoman
    Participant

    Wooshy, rally has been moved to 9th Dec.

    Proof:

    • #11510

      Wooshy
      Participant

      Thank you sir! Didn’t realise it had changed! Much appreciated.

  • #11511

    Crikey
    Participant

    Thanks Wooshy looking forward to it🙂

  • #11521

    Wooshy
    Participant

    Slight issue this morning, I rang Ye Olde Talbot last week to book a table, which was apparently fine. I had a phone call this morning to say they have had a double booking, they said they can accommodate us in the bar. If people are happy with that then it’s fine by me. But I am going to ring a few other pubs to see if I can get a table. If people could let me know. Sorry about this.

    • #11523

      Going Postal
      Keymaster

      See if you can find somewhere else. I can’t say I was too impressed last time, leaking bloody ceiling and I never did get my hat back!

    • #11524

      stuartbeaker
      Participant

      Wooshy, appreciate your efforts, and I’m fine wherever.
      However, can’t have GP’s hat going missing! I’ll bring my own with the large brim, in case the ceiling still leaks.
      I haven’t seen a place so awash with pubs and hostelries for years. Surprised the entire population isn’t horizontal by and large. Kempsey, nearest place to me, just outside W, must have 7 or 8. Even Green Street has one that does meals, although that is only open certain days – and there can’t be above a couple of dozen or so houses there.

    • #11530

      b-bob
      Participant

      Wherever you can book is fine with me Wooshy. If all else fails, we’ll get in at Spoons (Crown).

  • #11522

    Crikey
    Participant

    Happy to go with the crowd

  • #11531

    Wooshy
    Participant

    OK, sorry hectic day. I have rang the crown (spoons) they can accept us. I have also been thinking I am presuming people will possibly be driving, if people are not bothered about being in the city as such I’ve been told there should be room at the Stonehouse Manor on Malvern Road or The Swan at Whittington (just off junction 7 M5) both of these have on site parking. So if people prefer the centre or outskirts let me know! I know most people said they are easy. Sorry its all abit Heath Robinson.

    • #11532

      stuartbeaker
      Participant

      Spoons’ fine Wooshy, see you there. There seems to be parking close-by at CrownGate Shopping Centre, they do 5pm – 9am for £1.
      WR1 3LX [Moreton Place]

      Oh, also, there’s a Premier Inn just over the Worcester Bridge, by the cricket ground, in case anyone’s stuck..

      • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  stuartbeaker.
  • #11542

    Wooshy
    Participant

    OK I am going to say the Crown in Worcester. They have said we don’t have to book, it might be busy mind. It’s a Weatherspoons so it’s not going to break the bank. But it’s not going to 5 star Michelin grade quality. (just so everyone know what we are getting into) If anyone has any issues speak up now. If people do want to think about parking and such I recommend parking at Pitchcroft car park or the Hive. Postcode for these are:-
    WR1 3RD for Parking
    WR1 3LL the Crown in Worcester.
    If anyone wants me to meet them somewhere to walk them in if they are unsure let me know. One final thing apparently its going to be the first day of the Christmas Market in Worcester, I do imagine it’s going to be pretty rammed of people. So if people do fancy a quieter drink and food say now and I will book at table at The Swan at Whittington. Again I can only apologise for the Heath Robinson of all this. Hectic week in work, I’m already over 40 hours and I’ve got to work saturday before our meet up too!

    • #11543

      stuartbeaker
      Participant

      Splendid Wooshy. See you there, about 6-ish?

    • #11545

      b-bob
      Participant

      Cheers Wooshy. Will be there 6 ish. We will hopefully grab a large enough table at some point, there’s also a back and an upstairs room. Fayre finishes at 6 apparently, but will be rammed as you say. Will keep an eye on this page should there be any change.

  • #11546

    Wooshy
    Participant

    I’ll be in Worcester from 6ish!

  • #11553

    gordonbrown
    Participant

    **** PANIC ****

    Fuck. Forgot about this.

    I am google mappijng.
    Keep me updated.
    ALready had me tea

  • #11554

    gordonbrown
    Participant

    Om me way. ETA 2000

    or I’ll get lost.

  • #11556

    Wooshy
    Participant

    Thank you to everyone who attended tonight great to meet people and exchange tales and such! Again thank you all.

    • #11564

      b-bob
      Participant

      Cheers Wooshy, really good to meet up with everyone again and to keep the pot on the boil…. Trust you all got home safely..

      Look forward to our next meet.. Thank you!

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