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Local Dining Out Group Christmas Dinner
in the evening on

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Tickets £40.00 per person

We will be dining at The Royal Oak, North Gorley, Fordingbridge


This year, for Christmas 2018 we have booked the restaurant at The Royal Oak at North Gorley. We have enjoyed several excellent dinners here in recent months. We will be limited to 30 diners in the restaurant but we have now secured extra seating in the bar area. Everyone welcome.

Once a Royal Hunting Lodge, the Royal Oak is a delightful 17th Century Inn, near Fordingbridge, nestled in the heart of the New Forest. The Royal Oak sits in the picturesque village of North Gorley, amongst its grazing donkeys and ponies, opposite the village duck pond. It is renowned by locals and visitors alike, for serving high quality, classic pub food, a wonderful array of cask ales and a warm hospitality.


Read more below:

Local Dining Out Group Monthly Charity Raffle:

We will be supporting the current refurbishment project
at St. Boniface Church in Woodgreen

Over recent months and years we have seen various changes taking place in St. Boniface Church, next to the Village Hall in Woodgreen.

The Church building is mainly used for worship but now we have other events taking place to support the Church and for the benefit of the people of Woodgreen Village. A recent addition has been a much-needed toilet which is now fully operational. Next on the agenda is to refurbish the existing but basic kitchen area. This will help enormously for events such as the twice monthly coffee mornings and special events such as Harvest Festival or Pamper Evenings.



Your ticket for our December 2018 dinner will cost £40.00 per person.
(This includes your travel to the restaurant, a Four Course Dinner and tips for our driver and the restaurant staff)

Booking Cut-Off Time

We need to receive your booking, menu choices and payment by early evening on:
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Please try not to leave it until this date as we may be fully booked.


Tickets will be allocated on a first booked and paid basis. It may be necessary to return bookings if received after we have sold out. It would be a good idea to enquire first before sending your booking/payment the nearer we get to the 5th December 2018

IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee any refunds for late cancellations, after the 5th December, unless we have diners on a waiting list
who will not only take the place but also the menu choices you made.


Please choose one starter, one main and one dessert (decide on tea/coffee on the night) from the following list:
(vegetarian options listed with [V] )

Please use the short description in brackets when booking your choices:


[SOUP] Parsnip & Apple Soup, with curried croutons.

[KIEV] Breast of Partridge Kiev, with Celeriac Puree and a Madeira Jus.

[MOUSSE] Smoked Salmon Mousse studded with Crayfish, served with a Lime Crème Fraiche and Rye Bread.

[TARTLET] Roast Vegetable Tartlet, topped with a Tomato Compote and Vegetable Cheese [V]

Main Course:

[TURKEY] Roast Turkey, with all the seasonal trimmings.

[SALMON] Fillet of Salmon, on a Sweet & Sour Cabbage, Pak Choi and a special Honey Dressing.  

[STEAK] Seared Onglet Steak (served medium rare) set on Creamed Potatoes, topped with a Shallot & Red Wine Jus

[PILAF] Freekeh Pilaf with Wild Mushrooms and Toasted Pine Nuts [V]


[PUDDING] Christmas Pudding with a Brandy Sauce.

[PARFAIT] Chocolate & Cherry Parfait with a Kirsch Syrup.

[MERINGUE] Lemon Meringue Pie with a Basil Sorbet and an Orange Salad.

[CHEESE/BISC] Cheese and Biscuits.


Complete your evening with Tea or Coffee plus Mince Pies (included in your ticket price)

Coach Pickup Points:

We have arranged the following pickup points on the evening. We hope these will be near to most peoples houses.
Some times and pickup points may be added or removed according to who is coming on the evening.


Please note that our Christmas Coach times are earlier than our normal monthly times.

The above times are estimates. Please try to be at your pickup point 5 minutes before the listed time as we are often ahead of time. Can you please make sure that we have your mobile phone number when booking and that you have your phone with you and switched on once you have left your house. We will make our contact phone number available to you in case of emergency.
For further information see our Terms & Conditions.


Coach Travel:

Please let us know on your booking form if you are travelling on the coach but need specific seating because of travel sickness
or for other medical reasons.

Coach Pickup Points: (Further points may be possible, please ask when booking your ticket)



Pickup Time



Woodgreen - Ye Olde Cottage



Woodfalls Inn Bus Stop


Woodgreen High Street - Dongoa



Morgan’s Vale & Woodfalls Hall


Woodgreen - Brook Lane



Downton - Moot Lane


Woodgreen Common Post Box



Downton Salisbury Road – Charlotte Close


Woodgreen - Hollybush


Fordingbridge - Waverley Road


Woodfalls Cross


Fordingbridge – Hair 11

Please try to be at your chosen pickup point 5 minutes before the above times. Sometimes we can be early depending upon who comes.
Our return journey will probably be Fordingbridge > Woodgreen > Hale > Woodfalls > Morgan’s Vale > Downton.

If you would like to come on our December 2018 Local Dining Out Evening


(A) If you are new to our group and not made a previous booking:

Your Name

Your full address with postcode

Your home phone number

Your mobile number (A mobile number is important for text, especially if you do not use e-mail, also for immediate contact on a Dining Evening)

Your e-mail address.

You can give us this information by telephone if you prefer. 01725 513963
Please note all information is kept strictly confidential for us to use to contact you.

(B) If you have booked before: Your Name. eg: Fred Smith

(C) For everyone making a booking:

Your Pickup Point for this event (short version from our list - eg: [BROOK LANE]

Please let us know if you need special seating on the coach for medical reasons. eg: "FRONT" or "NEAR FRONT"
for all other people please enter "ANY"

Please let us know if you have anything on our menu or generally, if important, that you mustn't eat. eg: "NO MUSHROOMS"

Your Starter eg: [SOUP]

Your Main Course Choice eg: [ CHICKEN]

Your Dessert Choice eg: [CHEESECAKE]

How you will be paying: eg: CASH / CHEQUE/ ONLINE PAYMENT
(we will check & confirm receipt, especially online payments)

Your Payment Date. eg: 26/10/2016

click here for printable booking form

We must presume by making a booking you have read and agreed our terms & conditions.


(1) You can call us and make your booking by phone giving your menu choices & arranging payment.
Donald Summers on 01725 513963

(2) You can send us an e-mail covering items (A) or (B) plus (C)
Payment by one of the following ways.


(1) Direct Bank Payment:

Online banking is very straight forward. You need to set up Local Dining Out Group as if we are a person you normally and regularly pay through your online account. Our details are immediately below.

Can you please send us an e-mail when you have made your payment through the online banking just to let us know and confirm the amount paid.

You may need to send us your menu choices and pickup location at the same time. If you are new to our group please send your name, address, postcode, landline and mobile numbers.

As soon as we receive your e-mail we will look out for your payment through our online banking and send you a message as soon as we receive your payment. 

account: Local Dining Out Group

sort code: 20-72-37

account no: 33642410

reference: (your surname)

(2) You can deliver your payment by cash or cheque
Cheque (made payable to: Local Dining Out Group)
Local Dining Out Group, 7 Hill Close, Woodgreen, SP6 2BG (FRONT DOOR ONLY)
handed personally to Donald Summers or Angela Summers

(3) Call us and ask us to call and collect your payment as cash or by cheque
01725 513963
Cheque (made payable to: Local Dining Out Group)