On 2 Jun 2010 at 4:22pm jrsussex wrote:
Apologies, I forgot to change the thread name when posting so this has appeared on another thread.
Here's one for all you posters. Myself with approximately 20 long term friends want to organise a lunch together. In a private room that has a bar on the premises (not necessarily in the room) and will allow us to have a drink after lunch for a few hours. Preferably in an interesting location with something to view. Distance can be anything up to an hour or so travelling.Oh, we do not want to pay room hire as wherever we decide on will have a very good take that day. Absolutely no fear of boorish behaviour, wouldn't expect that from my friends, would you?
Ideas please, thank you
On 2 Jun 2010 at 4:49pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Barnsgate Manor near Uckfield
On 2 Jun 2010 at 5:25pm Clifford wrote:
Come on JR, it's a Bullingdon reunion isn't it? You can tell us.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 6:01pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The Elly has a function room upstairs. So does Shelleys.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 6:17pm harvey wrote:
The John Harvey Tavern has a room upstairs excellent beer and food a plenty
On 2 Jun 2010 at 7:03pm jrsussex wrote:
Clifford - Are you referring to the dining club of world renown or HMP Bullingdon in Arncott, both are in the county of Oxfordshire?
Thank you all for your suggestions so far, keep them coming.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 7:33pm boom! wrote:
Doh! Being blonde and left my reply in the other forum. I will put it here as well.
jrsussex. I would recommend The Swan on Southover High Street. It is hire free and you can ask to use either the Marquee area or Saloon bar. They usually close at 3pm of a lunch time but you might be able to persuade the landlord to stay open for you. Just my suggestion.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 7:55pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Snap boom I did same thing! A good place to go, done same with family gatherings many times.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 8:09pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
Not as posh as the Bullingdon Club but smarter than the Swan is the lovely private dining room at Newick Park.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 10:17pm jrsussex wrote:
'ere be monsters - any contact details for Barnsgate Manor?
Winterbourne Wanderer - Same question as I have never used Newick Park either, any contact details?
Boom" - At 3pm we are barely warmed up so The Swan is out, it would have to stay open right through the afternoon. It's normally a nice lunch that sort of develops into a liquid dinner as the day goes on.
Thanks for the suggestions but it does need a separate room really as opposed to being in a section of a bar or restaurant. Incidentally in case anyone is wondering the lunch is not male only, some lovely ladies will be in attendance to keep us boys in order.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 10:37pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
The Pelham House hotel. We had a fantastic family lunch there for about 20 - 3 courses for under 20 quid a head. They gave us a private room even though we didn't ask for one. If you specifically want their function room I think the price jumps to a bout 35 a head.
On 2 Jun 2010 at 11:12pm The Bradford Road Massiv wrote:
Did you go wiv your 'homie's and bro's' bb?
On 2 Jun 2010 at 11:16pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Bradford Road Massiv - you've blown your cover. I know where you live and I'm sending the Lewes crew over.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 8:32am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Gawd, JR, what a patronising piece of sexism.
I hope the "lovely ladies" get paralytic and puke up all over your stuffed shirt.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 9:28am jrsussex wrote:
ACT - I'll accept that you are a rabid feminist, how is my remark "a patronising piece of sexism"?
They are LADIES, wouldn't dream of acting in the way you suggest. They will have a very good day out paying their own way as will the men.
Everyone so far has been very co-operative and polite until you arrived, I suppose there is always one who wishes to spoil things.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 11:53am Clifford wrote:
You'll like this JR (and ACt as well probably). Many years ago when I was working on a local newspaper the editor called me into his office to criticize the wording in a piece I'd written. 'There are men and there are women - when we say gentlemen and ladies we are referring to public lavatories'.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 1:34pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
In ladylike fashion I will give JR the phone number for Newick Park: 01825 723633. If you google them you can see their website. NP is v near, not far from Chailey.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 1:52pm jrsussex wrote:
Winterbourne Wanderer - Thank you very much, grateful in a gentlemanly manner. Clifford- Thinking about it there is some sort of sense in your ex-editors comment.
I think I have enough now and should find one that will be fit for purpose so thank you to all who took part, including ACT (I bet your not really a nasty lady) - sorry Clifford, woman.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 4:47pm lewesyme? wrote:
Try the Royal Oak at Barcombe. Function room with skittle alley, or restaurant, adjacent bar and it's Harveys.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 5:55pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Lol, Clifford, I'm inclined to agree with that, although it was the "in attendance" that I thought patronising, and the inference that the women were present in a supervising capacity.
On 3 Jun 2010 at 10:36pm jrsussex wrote:
ACT - Lighten up, the ladies/women are our wives, mine has been supervising me in a wonderful manner for a good few years, she has me well trained. I've no complaints, being in loive with her has given me a wonderful life.
On 4 Jun 2010 at 8:10am Clifford wrote:
I'm inclined to agree with JR on this - I've always noticed that woman are often a bit more sensible in situations where drink is flowing.
On 4 Jun 2010 at 8:22am jrsussex wrote:
Clifford - Watch female door staff on licensed premises, generally speaking they deal with problems in a way that is less confrontational and more successful than their male counterparts. I do not think it can simply be put down to the fact that they are female it is, in my opinion, because they are used to dealing with men and their tantrums, mood swings etc, throughout their lives.
When I was younger I had a fast and firey temper, my wife rid me of that over a couple of years.
Just realised this thread had made big turn from the original request.
On 4 Jun 2010 at 8:28am Clifford wrote:
Well, JR I thought your original query had been dealt with and we were broadening the discussion - as you no doubt will at the lunch.
On 4 Jun 2010 at 8:56am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
All that's just because women are generally superior in almost every way except for physical strength! If men were half as sensible as women, they wouldn't need supervision.
On 4 Jun 2010 at 9:54am jrsussex wrote:
Clifford - do you believe there is any chance of ACT picking up on the humour here. The phrase "keep us boys in order" was an attempt at humour, apologies of it failed. And yes you are correct, over lunch we will, as always sort out the problems of the world.
ACT- Did you ever burn your bra, or are you too young to have demonstrated in that way?
On 4 Jun 2010 at 10:49am Sid wrote:
Now then ACT, what makes you think your last post is in any way less sexist than the one made by JR ?
On 4 Jun 2010 at 5:24pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It isn't. It was a joke. That's why it has the smiley thing by it.