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LOCAL DINING OUT EVENT REPORTS FOR
JANUARY 2016

 
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Local Dining Out Report for January 2016

Wednesday 20th January 2016

Local Dining Out Group Dinner - at The Red Shoot Inn at Linwood, Ringwood

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The journey seemed a little longer than usual as we pulled into the car park at The Red Shoot Inn at Linwood on the evening of Wednesday 20th January 2016. The combination of the darker night and the circular pickup plus the rural location made the pleasant warm feeling inside The Red Shoot, with log files burning and drinks easily available at the bar, all the more attractive.

We were seated at one longer, L shaped table which had been laid out up in the higher part of the restaurant looking down on the bar area. Beside us was a log burner in the adjacent fireplace. After arriving around 7:45pm we had time to get our drinks, be seated and have a chat before our main courses started to arrive. We were made to feel very welcome by Claire and her team. Several members of our group commented on this fact.

Our main courses arrived and were really good, you can see some examples in the pictures below. These were followed by desserts a little later on and some people purchased extra drinks and coffees to finish.

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We started a new month and year with a raffle for our new chosen charity which is Shelterbox. Our aim is to raise around £590.00 in the next few months to pay for one of the Shelter Boxes which will go to a disaster situation in the future.

We had some excellent prizes of wine, chocolates, biscuits and toiletries and managed to raise £48.10 on this first evening. Our thanks to Vee at the Woodfalls Inn for the two bottles of wine given but unused at our Christmas Dinner. Our thanks also for other raffle prizes donated by our group and other people supporting us.

Finally, we had our lucky number booking ticket draw for our box of Maltesers. This brought the evening to an end. Before we knew it we were all homeward bound on our coach and making sure everyone was home safely.


Some pictures of our food and of our Chefs for the evening
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Some pictures of our Diners, Claire & staff at the bar and the restaurant
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Our thanks must go to Claire and her team at The Red Shoot for a very enjoyable evening, excellent food and really good service. I feel sure we will return again in the future.

We continue next year with our next Local Dining Out evening which will be on Wednesday 24th February 2016. We will be returning to
The White Hart at Bishopstone, tickets £24.00 per person, we hope you can join us. Bookings are now being taken, cut-off date is Wednesday 17th February.

Please note that we have now sold all our tickets for our Local Dining Out lunch on the Watercress Railway in April. We have started a reserve list if you are interested just in case anyone cannot make it on the day.

Finally, may I draw your attention to a change in our Bank Account details for Local Dining Out payments online and by cheque. We now have a separate bank account for our Local Dining Out Group. This is still organised in association with our website.

Donald Summers
Local Dining Out Group

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