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Join us for our next Local Dining Out Evening

at The Albion Inn at Verwood, Dorset
on Wednesday 26th August

Wednesday 26th August 2015
About The Albion Inn, Verwood

"Freshly repainted and boasting brimming hanging baskets in the summer, a large play area and delightful beer garden, the recently refurbished Albion Inn is an historic pub that offers a blend of traditional appeal and modern amenities.

I visited on a balmy evening and was treated to a starter of chicken liver paté with dainty triangular toast, followed by local lobster, Jersey Royal potatoes and salad with a subtle garlic sauce for the main course. My friend, meanwhile, couldn’t get enough of her impeccable classic prawn and melon pearl cocktail, which proved the perfect introduction to a main course of succulent salmon fillet in a watercress salad with a wholegrain mustard sauce, served with crushed new potatoes. All the dishes were artfully cooked and beautifully presented by new chef David Williams, and the portions were so generous that we weren’t sure we would manage desserts. Our fears were quickly forgetten when we saw the sweet options. We were rewarded with a succulent lemon sponge pud with warm custard, and a scrumptious caramel and apple pie with ice cream, accompanied by a crisp sauvignon blanc from New Zealand.

We rounded off our faultless feast by admiring the railway-themed decor while sipping herbal teas. Catering for the railway enthusiast and food connoisseur alike, The Albion Inn, with its tastefully renovated surroundings, friendly staff and first-class meals, comes highly recommended."

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Location: .   The Albion Inn - Verwood
We visited The Albion towards the end of June this year and had a really nice dinner seated in the Conservatory. At the Albion, part of the local railway line through from Fordingbridge in years past, you can still see the old railway arch preserved in garden. Within easy reach of our local area this restaurant is really worth a visit.

Dining: .   Restaurant
Our group will take over the large Conservatory Dining Area for the evening on the 26th August. As you enter the Albion Inn there is a main bar to the left leading through to the toilets and a smaller bar and adjacent seating area leading into the main dining area. Our tables will be laid out for you to choose where you sit. The Conservatory looks out onto the gardens outside.

Travel: .   Herrington's Coach Door to Door
We have arranged pick up points as near as possible where you live, more points can be added. Our coach will be from Herrington's Coaches, the coach size will depend upon ticket sales. New this month we have added a pickup in Sandleheath (picture is not of the exact coach expected)

Drinks: .   Buy your drinks at the bar on arrival
We will go to the bar area on arrival to buy our drinks. You will find an excellent choice of beers on sale along with a selection of soft drinks. An excellent selection of wines are available by the bottle or different size glasses. Please remember to pay for your drinks as you go through the evening.

Food: .  

Finest Food
We have arranged for another very interesting menu for August. New Main Courses include Calves Liver, Seabass, Scallop & Tiger Prawn Stir Fry and Stuffed Pepper. Desserts include Lumpy Bumpy (pictured) Lemon Tart and Eton Mess. Tea and Coffee will be available for you to buy after your Dessert.
(see choices below)

Raffle: .  

Charity Raffle
Our raffle for July & August will be in aid of the Alzheimers Society and we hope once again to raise much needed funds for this good cause. Profits from our previous raffles have gone to Cancer Charities, Motor Neurone Disease Association and our latest one for May & June has been Diabetes UK. Please help us if you feel you can donate a prize for our raffles in the future.


Your ticket for our August 2015 dinner will cost £23.00 per person covering your two course dinner and the travel by coach.


Please choose one main and one dessert from the following list:
(vegetarian options listed with [V] )

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

[CHICKEN] Breast of Chicken, served with a creamy leek and garlic potato, roasted carrot and onion.

[SEABASS] Seared fillet of Seabass, crushed new potatoes and spinach and sautéed courgettes.

[LAMB] Slow roasted Leg of Lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables and minted jus.

[SCALLOP] Scallop and Tiger Prawn Stir Fry Glass Noodles, with Stir Fry Vegetables and a Sweet Chilli Sauce.

[VEGECHOICE] Stuffed Roasted Bell Pepper on a bed of Creamed Leeks with New Potatoes.
(Your Pepper is stuffed with a panache of seasonal vegetables)

[LIVER] Pan fried Calves Liver, Onion Gravy, Roasted Mash, Mixed Vegetables and topped with crispy Bacon.


[CHEESE/BISC] Cheese & Biscuits with Chutney & Garnish

[SPONGE] Golden Syrup Sponge with Custard

[LUMPYBUMPY] Chocolate Lumpy Bumpy with Ice Cream

[ETONMESS] Mixed Berry Eton Mess with Vanilla Ice Cream

[LEMONTART] Lemon Tart with Chantilly Cream

[CHEESECAKE] Strawberry Cheesecake, with Raspberry Coulis.

If you would like a cup of Tea or Coffee after your dessert you can order and pay for this at the bar

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 changed according to who is coming on the evening.

Coach Pickup Points:

Pickup Time


Detailed Location


18:30 (6:30pm)


Point to be arranged subject to who is coming.


18:35 (6:35pm)


The bus stop near the Post Office at Fordingbridge


18:37 (6:37pm)


End of Fryern Court Road/A338


18:41 (6:41pm)


At the Bus Shelter near The Old Pine Shop, the A338 at Breamore


18:43 (6:43pm)


Outside "Dongoa" High Street, Woodgreen


18:43 (6:43pm)


The junction of Brook Lane/High Street, nearest Godshill


18:45 (6:45pm)


Outside the Horse & Groom, Woodgreen


18:50 (6:50pm)


outside Woodgreen Community Shop (subject to who is coming)


18:55 (6:55pm)


Opposite The Post Box at the end of Lower Densome/ The Common




moving towards Hale/Top Left of Common (subject to who is coming)


19:00 (7:00pm)


Woodfalls Cross stop at the bus stop.


19:01 (7:01pm)


Woodfalls - The Ridge


19:05 (7:05pm)


Point to be arranged subject to who is coming.


Additional Pickup Points can be arranged, according to who would like to join us, within the intended coach route.


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


(A) If you are new to our group and not made a previous booking:
Your Name, your address with postcode, your phone number (house & or mobile)

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

(C) For everyone making a booking:
Your Pickup Point for this event (short version from our list - [eg: BROOK LANE]
Your Main Course Choice eg: [ CHICKEN]
Your Dessert Choice eg: [CHEESECAKE]
How you will be paying: eg: CASH / CHEQUE/ ONLINE PAYMENT
Your Payment Date.
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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 513910

(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:
This is very easy if you do online banking and we can confirm receipt of your payment

account: Woodgreen Village News
sort code: 20-72-37
account no: 13710971
reference: (your surname)

(2) You can deliver your payment by cash or cheque
Cheque (made payable to: Woodgreen Village News)

Woodgreen Village News, 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 513910
Cheque (made payable to: Woodgreen Village News)