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The Anchor Inn-even school friendly!

On 28 Jun 2011 at 10:20pm Marco Dessena wrote:
I'm a Yr 5 teacher from Crawley and we took a trip to the river starting at Barcombe Mills and ending at The Anchor Inn. We were 60 children and 10 adults. After our walk we were welcomed at the pub by Simon (the owner) who generously treated all of us to ice creams! If the weather had been better we could've played football on the field at the back and raced our rafts that the children had made. Having been to the pub on previous occasions, I can only praise the friendly staff and the exquisite food.
A great time was had by all and we hope to make this an annual outing!
Thanks to all.
On 28 Jun 2011 at 10:49pm Dave wrote:
Hooray!, a satisfied customer, let's have him stuffed.

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On 29 Jun 2011 at 4:33am Deelite wrote:
Wow, someone went to the Anchor! The place is usually dead nowadays.
On 29 Jun 2011 at 7:35am Norman wrote:
Schoolteacher, children, pub ?
On 29 Jun 2011 at 7:50am Jo-King wrote:
Oh come on! How obvious is this that Marco Dessena is really the Landlord. What type of businessman gives away 70 ice creams? Pathetic, obvious plug.
On 29 Jun 2011 at 7:52am supporter wrote:
biggest load of rubbish ever posted
On 29 Jun 2011 at 7:55am Antonio wrote:
There's a Marco Dessena who lives in Crawley and as it's an unusual name I assume it's him. But interesting that a teacher should take 60 kids to the pub. Things have changed since my day.
On 29 Jun 2011 at 7:59am Deelite wrote:
The chances of the landlord of the Anchor Inn Barcombe giving away 60 ice creams is zilch. The chances of the pub having 60 ice creams in stock is also pretty lpw. Plainly a plant. Desperate times indeed.

Didn't someone say the Anchor Inn was for sale?
On 29 Jun 2011 at 10:28am Norman wrote:
Marco, what school do you teach at?
On 29 Jun 2011 at 10:58am Antonio wrote:
Broadfield East Junior School, Crawley. He's doing maternity cover there. Google.
On 29 Jun 2011 at 11:09am Clifford wrote:
I wonder if the head is going to be concerned about taking 60 kids to a pub?
On 29 Jun 2011 at 2:09pm Old Cynic wrote:
What an excellent use of education time and school facilities - how much did the mini bus and teacher time costs!
On 29 Jun 2011 at 2:45pm Norman wrote:
Did all 60 children dine on the exquisite food?
On 30 Jun 2011 at 7:41pm Grunge wrote:
If what he says is true, he, 60 kids and other teachers and helpers enjoyed a walk on a hot day and ended up at a place of refreshment where they were given ice creams. It is a shame the heat prevented them from playing football, etc, but otherwise, what's your problem, killjoys?
On 30 Jun 2011 at 8:06pm Deelite wrote:
The obvious fiction is the problem.
On 30 Jun 2011 at 9:12pm oilbarron wrote:
Well done Simon.
Great year. keep up the good work. Garden looks great too. Also well done on the wedding's this year. Good to see someone doing well in a difficult business.
On 3 Jul 2011 at 8:02pm High Street res wrote:
Has anyone seen the low life tht emerge from the dubious house at the end of the pub garden - I would never let my kds go there.
On 3 Jul 2011 at 11:11pm queequeg wrote:
Wouldn't it be interesting to see the risk assessment for this trip.
On 9 Jul 2011 at 11:34am on hols wrote:
Goodness Deelite, what an ironic name you`ve chosen. I happen to know he offered them all free boats too, but health and safety issues prevailed. Your vitriolic comments can only lead me to assume you have a sad life or a personal grudge, that`s not what this forum is for. Glad to know we won`t be bumping into you when we go down to the Anchor.
On 11 Jul 2011 at 11:20am Pete wrote:
Free ice creams for 70 and now free boats for 70 - truly the main is a saint! Did he perchance re-enact his confronting 'burglars' with his shotgun escapade for the entertainment of the captivated kiddies? You remember - the episode that led him to lose his gun licence.
Still, glad to hear the garden looks great. Shame about the weeping willow he illegally cut down, but perhaps it got in the way of all the signs.

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