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Local Dining Out Report for November 2016

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

With the darker evenings and typical Autumn weather we all wrapped up well and boarded our coach for The Fox & Goose at Coombe Bissett.
A warm welcome awaited us as we made our way to the bar for our first drinks and then everyone found a place at one of four tables in the
very comfortable restaurant.

30 people from our group had joined us for the evening and they were soon deep in conversation. I went round from table to table with the tickets for the evenings raffle.

Our thanks to Keith at The Fox & Goose for his kind donation of a dining voucher for £25.00
to be used at The Fox & Goose. This was our top prize.

Just after 8pm our Main Courses started to arrive. Our waitresses for the evening had taken
note of who was sitting at each table and their choices so that all our diners on one table were served at once then table by table. This worked very well. You can see pictures of most of our main course choices below.

With main courses eaten we paused for a while and drew our raffle. I think we must of had about 20 prizes. Our thanks to those people who brought along additional prizes and to our team who folded the tickets.


Our lucky winners of the dining voucher were Reg & Barbara. Finally we drew the lucky draw for our diners main ticket raffle for our customary box of Maltesers.

Our raffle added a further £56.43 to our running total for the RNLI. This now stands at £205.06, proceeds from our final raffle of 2016 at our Bumper Christmas Dinner will be added to this to complete our donation. If anyone feels they can donate a prize for this raffle please contact me.

Our desserts were served following the raffle, again table by table. You can see pictures of each of the dessert choices amongst the selection below. There was just time for a few more drinks or coffee before we boarded our coach to return home.

A big thank you to Keith and his team for providing us with such a lovely evening, brilliant atmosphere, excellent service and food. We will return again in 2017.

Please remember our Christmas Dinner on Wednesday 21st December at The White Hart at Bishopstone. We wil be using the larger 53 seater coach door to door. If you haven't booked please get in touch. Three courses plus coffee all for £32.00 with an even larger raffle.

For those of you who cannot make our Christmas Dinner we will soon have tickets available for the New Year. We start with our first dinner at The Yew Tree Inn at Odstock on Wednesday 18th January 2017. Further dates for 2017 will also be available soon.

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Fish & Chips Cauliflower Cheese Medley Beef Curry
Exmoor Pie Vegetable Curry Chicken Fricassee
Fruits of the Forest Cheesecake Cheese & Biscuits Fresh Fruit Salad
Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake Apple & Berry Crumble Bob wearing his raffle prize apron
Table 01 Table 02 Table 03
Table 04 Restaurant View Restaurant View

Donald Summers
Local Dining Out Group