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Local Dining Out Group Event Notification

Join us for our next Local Dining Out Evening at The Avon Causeway Hotel at Hurn
on Wednesday
21st September 2016


The Avon Causeway Hotel at Hurn
This hotel is the old Hurn Railway Station still complete with it's platform. The Hotel has been tactfully created around the railway theme. We will be dining in an static, original Pullman Railway Dining Carriage, which is on a very short piece of railway track at the station platform. The hotel is located near to Bournemouth Airport although this cannot usually be heard when dining. We will be returning to this restaurant after a very successsful visit in March 2015.
Check them out on Trip Advisor or on Facebook or Twitter.

Dining:   Restaurant
The picture to the left was taken last year before our dining evening started. Tables in the Pullman Carriage are laid for two or four people with six people across the carriage. The carriage retains its traditional theme except chairs have replaced the seating used when the train moved. There are toilets at one end of the carriage. Our dinner will be served by the restaurant staff bringing each course from the adjacent kitchen. The temperature with us all in the carriage soon rises and hopefully everyone will feel very comfortable.

Travel: .  

Herrington's Coach Door to Door
We have arranged pick up points as near as possible to where you live, more can be added. Our coach will be from Herrington's Coaches. Our first pick up point is at The Ship in Fordingbridge. Then stops can be arranged at Burgate and Breamore. Our coach will drive to Woodgreen picking up as it enters the village, diverting up the High Street and back to the Horse & Groom. A pickup can be organised at Woodgreen Shop if required. It then goes up to Woodgreen Common & on to Hale and Woodfalls with further pickups en route. Finally it will go on to Morgan's Vale and Downton. Further pickup points can be added at our discretion, along our intended route.

Drinks:   Buy your drinks at the bar on arrival
Our coach will take us to the carpark outside the hotel. Everyone should make their way into the hotel first. Here we will find the main bar, order and pay for our drinks. We will remain near the bar for a while allowing us to chat. It will be important to check with our contact at the hotel before we can go to the Pullman Carriage and choose our seats. The Avon Causeway Hotel stocks Wadworth's Beers with 6X (4.1%) Swordfish (5.0%) and Bishop's Tipple (5.0%) likely. Other soft drinks, cider and Spirits will be available. There is a Wine List (subject to availability)


Menu Choices
An interesting menu this month! We have introduced one or two new main course choices not seen before. Pizza is available for the first time, also Baked Macaroni Cheese. We have favourites of Ham/Egg/Chips/Tomato, Stuffed Belly Pork, Fish & Chips, Beef Stronanoff and also a Beef & Blue Cheese Pie. With six desserts includin a new one - Baked Apricot with Yoghurt and Honey plus Vanilla Ice Cream - along with Cheese & Biscuits, Eton Mess, Posset, Cheescake, also Mousse. (see full menu choices )


Charity Raffle
Thanks to everyone attending our August Dinner we have now raised our £590 for The ShelterBox Charity. There was even a small amount of £14.38 lefdt over which we have given to Shirley Leary at her Garden Party for The Medical Detection Dogs Charity. At our September Dinner we will be starting to collect for a new charity - The Royal National Lifeboats (RNLI) This will be at least for September/ October but may go on longer depending upon how much we raise. This charity is very well known for the excellent work done protecting and saving lives around our coasts ans sometimes inland when flooding occurs.


Your ticket for our September 2016 dinner will cost £27.00 per person.

Booking Cut-Off Time

We need to receive your booking, menu choices and payment by early evening on:
Wednesday 14th September 2016
Please try not to leave it until this date as we may be fully booked.


We are limited to 30 tickets for our coach. Tickets will be allocated on a first come basis.
Later bookings may be accepted depending upon how near we are to the 21st.
IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee any refunds for late cancellations, after the 21st September, unless we have diners on a waiting list
who will not only take the place but also the menu choices you made.

Drinks at the restaurant, both alcohol, soft drinks or coffee are not included in your ticket price. Any purchases must be paid
to the restaurant staff on the night.


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

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

Main Course:

[HAM] Wiltshire cured ham with free-range hen’s eggs, slow roasted tomato & chunky chips.


[STROGANOFF] Beef Stroganoff with rice.


[PORK] Stuffed belly pork with seasonal greens, plain mash potato and gravy.


[PIE] Pieminister Beef & Blue Cheese pie with plain mashed potato, seasonal vegetables & gravy


[FISH] Cod in a Wadworth beer batter with chunky chips, minted peas, lemon & homemade tartare sauce 


[MACARONI] Baked macaroni cheese with Wookey Hole Cheddar, garlic bread and dressed leaves [V]


[PIZZA] Pizza - roast pepper, goat’s cheese, sun-blushed tomato & rocket [V] 




[CHEESECAKE] Vanilla Cheesecake with a Fruit Compote and Vanilla Ice Cream


[ETON MESS] Eton Mess


[POSSET] Lemon Posset


[MOUSSE] Chocolate Mousse and Pouring Cream


[APRICOT] Baked Apricot with Yoghurt and Honey plus Vanilla Ice Cream


[CHEESE/BISC] Cheddar Cheese with Crackers, Butter, Grapes and Chutney

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

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.

Pickup Time


Detailed Location

18:10 (6:10pm)


Outside “The Ship” Public House in Fordingbridge

18:11 (6:11pm) [CATHOLIC CHURCH, FBRIDGE] Entrance to Catholic Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Salisbury Road

18:12 (6:12pm)


At the end of Fryern Court Road

18:15 (6:15pm)


Outside of Pine Shop/Bus Stop

18:20 (6:20pm)


Opposite Ye Olde Cottage, Woodgreen

18:23 (6:23pm)


Outside "Dongoa" High Street, Woodgreen

18:25 (6:25pm)


The junction of Brook Lane/High Street, Woodgreen (nearest Godshill)

18:32 (6:32pm)


Opposite The Post Box at the end of Lower Densome, Woodgreen

18:35 (6:35pm)


Opposite the Keepers Cottage, Woodgreen (+ other near locations)

18:45 (6:45pm)


Woodfalls Cross stop at the bus stop

18:50 (6:50pm)


Morgan’s Vale & Woodfalls Village Hall (car park exit point)

19:00 (7:00pm)


Location to be arranged according to who is joining us.


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.

If you would like to come on our September 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.

Please note all information is kept strictly confidential for us to use to contact you.

(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]

Please let us know if you need special seating on the coach for medical reasons.

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.

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