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Friday 3rd February - Sunday 5th February 2017: Winter getaway to Salisbury
I have identified a venue, the Kings Head Inn in Salisbury, which is (a sort of heaven for some of you!) a Wetherspoons with rooms. Price will be £74 per double or twin room per night, so £74 per person for two nights, less Hash discount for members. Unfortunately, there is no parking at the hotel, but this is true for most hotels in Salisbury and there are car parks nearby at about £6-8 per day – can drop off people/bags and then park up. Breakfast is extra, but not expensive in a Wetherspoons. They have plenty of availability for that weekend, but to secure a group of rooms we must pay 50% upfront. Andy and I are going down next Tuesday to check it’s all OK, then I will be taking firm bookings and deposits the following weekend, November 20th – I will confirm rate of deposit next week. I will book a first group then others can book later if necessary.
Rough format for the weekend:
- Meet and eat in the Wetherspoons on Friday night, so that people can be flexible on arrival times.
- Saturday run out of town, followed by sandwiches/chips or similar in pub tbd.
- Return to Inn, chill for couple of hours, reconvene about 5-ish or by popular vote.
- Mini pub crawl in Salisbury, followed by a meal at restaurant tbd.
- Sunday run, lunch in Wetherspoons, wander off home.
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th June 2017: The Swanage Weekend
Tower Lodge Hotel
7 Ulwell Road
Pam will pick up the keys about 5pm on Friday. All bed linen is provided but you will need to bring towels. If you have room please bring garden chairs too - hopefully the weather will allow us to sit in the garden!
A key will be issued for each bedroom together with a front door key, but please leave the bedroom keys in the bowl in the hall before leaving the hotel - apparently lots of people have locked themselves out of their rooms in the past and so there could be a charge if they have to come to let us in!
Please park carefully in front and to the side of the hotel. There should be enough room however there is further parking in the road opposite - 'Burlington Road', if necessary
There will be the usual beer and wine available and also bread, cereal, tea, coffee and juice for breakfast. If you want to have the full English then there is a cafe just down the road on the beach.
Do your own thing - meet at the Red Lion later:
Tel: 01929 423533
Saturday morning (provisionally)
Meet at the railway station at 11.00 to catch the 11.20 train to Corfe Castle - If you are not travelling by train please let Andy Ralph know othewise he'll buy a ticket for you! On Inn will be the Castle Inn, as usual, for lunch.
Down downs will be in the B&B garden at 6pm. Then do your own thing for dinner - later for those who are still awake - hit the town.
Pub next to the B&B is:
The Crows Nest
Tel: 01929 422651
We've booked a table for 7.30pm at :
Brook Team Rooms
15 The Parade
It's a bring your own wine/beer and they have got live music playing that evening.
Bucks Fizz in the garden at 10.00 followed by the run starting at 11.00 from Tower Lodge. The On Inn will be The Red Lion (in town).
As we did last year - takeaway Curry at the B&B.
We need to be out of the B&B by 10am (leaving it clean and tidy!!).
Many thanks to the organiser and hares who made the Swanage Summer Weekend 2017 such an enjoyable event:
Damp Patch, Old Thumper, No Entry (get well soon), 'Er Indoors and Hanging About.
What a fantastic weekend
Saturday **th December 2017: Christmas Party
Masonic Hall in Farnborough? Details to follow.