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Local Dining Out Group Event Notification

Join us for our Christmas Local Dining Out Evening at The White Hart at Bishopstone, Salisbury.
on Wednesday
21st December 2016


The White Hart at Bishopstone, Salisbury
The White Hart is situated in the Heart of Bishopstone near Salisbury Racecourse, just a quick journey turning off the A354 Salisbury to Blandford at Coombe Bissett. It is a traditional 18th century family pub and restaurant run by Tom & Zara. It has a lovely large beer garden and children’s play area. During the winter there are three real fires to keep you cosy while you dine. We last visited The White Hart on 24th February 2016.
You can see our report on this evening. Check them out on Trip Advisor or on Facebook

Dining:   Restaurant
Most of the main floor area inside The White Hart is given over to a very comfortable restaurant. We found this restaurant very cosy with a lovely atmosphere on our previous Local Dining Out Dinners. As this is our Christmas Dinner we will be organising a table and seating plan. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like us to seat you with other particular guests. We will do our best to accomodate but we may not be able to guarantee all requests. Your ticket, which you will receive on the evening will indicate where you will be sitting. The restaurant will be fully decorated with a Christmas theme.


Herrington's Coach Door to Door
We have arranged to use a 53 seater coach from Herrington's Coaches. Our coach will start at the Ship in Fordingbridge at 18:05 hrs and we will take a different route via Godshill into Woodgreen. Apologies to anyone from Breamore/Burgate but the larger coach cannot enter Woodgreen over the mill bridge. We will pickup through Woodgreen then go to Hale, Woodfalls,
Morgan's Vale and Downton. Our return journey will follow the same route. Please try to be at your pickup point 5 mins before the listed time. You can read more details about use of our coach in our Terms & Conditions.

Drinks:   Buy your drinks at the bar on arrival
The bar is strategically placed as you enter the building, walking through to the dining areas. Please go to the bar after you have found your place at your table for the evening and purchase your drinks. There will be a selection of Real Ale on tap. Wine, Red, White, Rose, Sparkling, will be by the glass or the bottle, cider, spirits and soft drinks. Please remember to pay for your drinks as you go during the evening also, please let us know if you need any help getting your drinks. You will also find the toilets near to the bar and the entrance.

Food: .  

Menu Choices
Our Christmas Dinner is our Main Local Dining Out Event of the year and we have chosen to return to one of our favourite restaurants. As you can see from our Christmas menu below you can choose from five different Starters. It gets even better with seven Main Course choices including the seasonal favourite of Turkey with trimmings. There are some really good alternative meat choices including Lamb, Pork, Steak and Duck plus Chowder & Risotto. Everything comes with a good selection of vegetables. We have five choices of Dessert including traditional Christmas Pudding. If that's not enough we have tea/coffee plus mints to finish.(see full menu choices )

Raffle: .  

Charity Raffle
We continue in December, as our final month, supporting The RNLI charity from the proceeds of our raffle. This charity is very well known for the excellent work done protecting and saving lives around our coasts and sometimes inland when flooding occurs. This will be a bumper raffle and we will have plenty of prizes. Please dig deep and bring along all your spare notes, £2 and pound coins. We would appreciate it if anyone can see their way clear to donating any prizes and it would really help us to know in advance details (like wine colour) of your gift.


Your ticket for our Christmas 2016 dinner will cost £32.00 per person.

Booking Cut-Off Time

We need to receive your booking, menu choices and payment by early evening on:
Wednesday 14th December 2016
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 14th December.
(If tickets remain unsold, later bookings may be accepted depending upon how near we are to the 21st December and whether the restaurant will accept more bookings.)
IMPORTANT: We cannot guarantee any refunds for late cancellations, after the 14th 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 main and one dessert from the following list:
(vegetarian options listed with [V] )

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


[SOUP] Roast Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup served with a Toasted Baguette. [V]

[PATE] Chicken Liver & Brandy Pate served with Homemade Green Tomato Chutney & Toasted Brioche.

[POTTED] Potted Prawns & Smoked Salmon. Icelandic Prawns, Oak Smoked Salmon bound in a Dill Crème
Fraiche with shredded iceberg lettuce & Clarified Lemon Pepper Butter.

[BAKED] Baked Camembert. Oven Baked Camembert topped with Cranberry compote served with Homemade
Garlic, Sun Blushed Tomato & Herb Crouton

[CRAB] Crab Croquettes. Deep Fried Crab Croquettes served on a Mango Salsa with a Sweet Chili Mayonnaise

Main Course:

Roast Turkey. Traditional Crown of roast Turkey served with Herb & Garlic Stuffing, Pig n blanket &
Rich Gravy, plus Roast Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts.

Tender Hampshire Lamb Shank in a Tomato, Rosemary & Mint Sauce plus Roast Potatoes,
Honey Glazed Carrots, Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts.

Slow Roasted Bracken Farm Belly Pork with an Apple, Cider & Mustard sauce, plus Roast Potatoes,
Honey Glazed Carrots, Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts.

[STEAK] 6oz 28 Day Aged Hampshire Rump Steak topped with Glazed Béarnaise & a baked Field Mushroom,
Onion & Tomato Garnish, plus Chips, Honey Glazed Carrots, Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts.
(You will be asked on the day how you would like your steak cooked)

[DUCK] Barbary Duck Breast with a Port & Orange Sauce, plus Roast Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots,
Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts.

[CHOWDER] Seafood Chowder mix of Fish & Shellfish in a Cream, Fish Veloute & Parsley Sauce, plus
Roast Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts.

[RISOTTO] Butternut Squash, Parmesan & Asparagus Risotto with a Sweet Potato Puree, Red Onion &
Tomato Salad, plus Roast Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Roast Parsnip & Brussel Sprouts. [V]


[PUDDING] Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Cream

Bailey’s & White Chocolate Cheesecake served with Ice Cream

[PANACOTTA] Mixed Winter Berry Panacotta served with Lemon Sorbet

[STICKY TOFFEE] Sticky Toffee Pudding with Date Sauce topped with Clotted Cream.

[CHEESE/BISC] Selection of Cheese & Biscuits with Homemade Chutney & Grapes.

To Complete your Dinner:

Tea or Coffee and Mints
(included in your ticket price for your Christmas Dinner, choose on the night)

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



Fordingbridge - The Ship


Fordingbridge - Lloyds Bank


Godshill - (location to be arranged)


Woodgreen - Brook Lane


Woodgreen High Street -Dongoa


Woodgreen - opposite Horse & Groom


Woodgreen Common Post Box

18:21 Woodgreen - Common (Hale End)


Woodgreen - Keepers Cottage


Hale - Homet


Hale - Tethering Drove


Woodfalls Cross


Woodfalls Inn


Woodfalls Shop


Morgan’s Vale & Woodfalls Hall


Downton - Moot Lane


Downton - Salisbury Road

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.
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.

If you would like to come on our Christmas / December 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 (if offered for event) 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 Christmas 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)