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    oxford meet

    about time for the annual meet of the oxford chapter of the sd. may i suggest we do it this side of harvest and rut as i will hopefully be a little busy then.

    pete

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    Definitely up for that Pete, weekday evenings best for me, any time in the next couple of weeks is ok. Doghouse was ok for the venue last time but open to suggestions for another local venue.

    Cheers

    Chris
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    Pete

    Count me in as well.

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    Pete,

    And me... weekdays fine except Mondays and alternate Wednesdays (i.e. 23/6 and 7/7 no good)

    Re possible alternative venues (not that there is anything wrong in sticking with The Dog House Hotel) we could go to the Bell Inn in Alford (nr Pangbourne) it is a really great traditional pub and if we wanted to be around Oxford we could use the Victoria Arms in Marston (riverside and plenty of parking).

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallettn View Post
    we could go to the Bell Inn in Alford (nr Pangbourne) it is a really great traditional pub and if we wanted to be around Oxford we could use the Victoria Arms in Marston (riverside and plenty of parking).

    Neal
    Neal

    Do you mean The Bell at Aldworth by any chance?

    http://www.aldworth.info/Aldworth/bell.html

    If so, it's a great pub!

    Otherwise, we could do the White Hart at Fyfield:

    http://www.whitehart-fyfield.com/

    We recently grabbed a bite at the Greyhound, Besselsleigh, which was nice:

    http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/greyhound/

    My God.....this makes me sound like I have a problem.....

    willie_gunn
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    Dominic,

    I did indeed mean The Bell at Aldworth, quite why I wrote Alford I don't know. It serves great local beer and traditional fare (eg salt beef rolls) and has apparently been owned by the same family for 250 years. So I am sure it would be a good experience for those who haven't been. Then again with your suggestions we could pretend we were students again and go on a pub crawl!

    Neal

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    Dom

    The White Heart at Fyfield is a great pub, owned by Mark & Kay friends of Jayne & I, only problem is the small bar area if its busy, nice big terrace & garden if its a warm night though.
    There also the added attraction of the bronze stag in the garden!

    The Greyhound’s just been refurbished & under new management, Jayne went the other evening & said it was quite nice in there.


    We could also try The Lamb at Buckland, which had a bit of makeover a while ago.


    Do you know what the Horse & Jockey’s like at Stanford In The Vale?


    Cheers


    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rob View Post
    We could also try The Lamb at Buckland, which had a bit of makeover a while ago.

    Do you know what the Horse & Jockey’s like at Stanford In The Vale?
    Chris

    I haven't been to the Lamb since it was taken over - and I haven't been to the Horse & Jockey full stop!! My problem seems to be that the nearer the pub, the less likely I am to have visited it The Blowing Stone in Kingston Lisle is good - recently taken over by the couple from the White Horse in Woolstone (which has gone downhill by all accounts)

    Neal

    The Bell is at the top of the list when it comes to real pubs. The salt beef rolls take some beating. I did hear once that the owner got soft and decided to go all "gastro-pub-y" - well, he offered a bowl of soup if it got really cold in Winter. The only other pub I've ever been to like it was the Mounted Rifleman near Faversham. It looked like a regular house from the outside and all the beer had to be drawn from the barrels down in the cellar. Now it's gone

    Enough of the reminiscing! Where and when are we going to meet??

    Dom
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    ok how about wed 30/06 (date not calibre) at the dog house. The other venues sound good but the doghouse was ok and if it aint broke and all that.

    pete

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    Works for me

    Neal

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