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APRIL 2017

Local Dining Out Report for April 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Our revised coach pickup times seemed to go very well. Our journey to The Royal Oak was completed in 40 minutes, thanks to everyone being ready and waiting. Four new diners were welcomed this evening. We arrived at The Royal Oak at North Gorley and soon settled in to the very cosy and comfortable dining room. Drinks from the bar and then a little time to chat and buy raffle tickets.

At around eight o'clock, service started on our main courses. Lovely food, beautifully presented and excellent service. Everything was really tasty, Crispy Belly Pork, Supreme of Chicken, Gammon Steak, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Mediterranean Vegetable Filo Parcel and Roast Fillet of Rockbourne Trout. You can see full details through this link and pictures below.

Between courses we drew the raffle. Our thanks to those who gave prizes on the evening and to those who folded all the tickets. We managed to raise £63.77 which will be going to Tool Aid Ringwood. Everyone had a chance to read two letters of thanks from previous raffle donations from the RNLI and the Stars Appeal.

After the raffle around nine o'clock our desserts were served. All delicious and well received, Raspberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Vanilla Brulee, Ice Cream and Cheese & Biscuits. See pictures below.

Some people followed on with coffees or more drinks but it was soon time to make our way home. After calling in at Fordingbridge we went through to Woodgreen, Hale then on to Woodfalls and Downton. We will follow this pattern when our restaurant is south of Breamore.

Our next Local Dining Out Dinner will be on Wednesday 24th May. We will be dining at The Fish Inn at Ringwood. click here for more details.
Please remember your ticket price includes payment for your two course dinner, travel to the restaurant and tips for the evening.

Our May raffle will be in aid of Salisbury & South Wilts Mencap. South Wilts Mencap supports people with learning disabilities; inspiring them to achieve their full potential and enabling them and their families to lead fuller lives.
See their website:

Thank you to all the diners who supported us this month.

Donald Summers
Local Dining Out Group


Table 01 Table 02 Table 03
Table 03 Table 04 Raffle Table
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Bar 01 Bar 02 The Royal Oak Team

Chicken & Mushroom Pie Roast Fillet of Rockbourne Trout Supreme of Chicken
Mediterranean Vegetable Filo Parcel Gammon Steak Crisp Belly Pork
Trio of Cheeses Vanilla Brulee Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sticky Toffee Pudding Raspberry Cheesecake (part eaten!)