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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, 2 months 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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..

    • #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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