Wed March 25, 2020

Our annual Wine Tasting and Dinner at Brooklands College will be held this year on Wednesday March 25 2020. This has always proved to be a highly popular event as the College invariably presents a truly exciting three course multi choice Dinner preceded by Canapes and followed by petits fours and tea and coffee.
The Wine Tasting this year will be of three red wines. Essentially simple and straight forward, it is still surprising how few identify them correctly even though I tell you what the wines are albeit not telling you in which order I serve them. We will also have two table quizzes running through the evening with prizes for the respective winners.
We start promptly at 6 p.m. with the Wine Tasting and Canapes. Dinner follows at 7 p.m.; this is not a long evening and we usually finish shortly after 9.30 p.m.
The cost of the function, inclusive of red or white wine with Dinner is £31.95 per head. We need a minimum of 48 to make this occasion viable although 56 would be preferred and you are encouraged to support what is always a most enjoyable evening. If you are persuaded to participate please complete and return the form below.
Brooklands have not yet decided upon the detailed menu to be offered to us this year as their Spring Term has only just commenced. However, it will, as indicated above, be multiple choice with at least four Starters and four Mains to select from. The specific Menu will be circulated at the Club's February Meeting.

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Friday 1st May 2020




Below is a leaflet outlining the Club's proposed Holiday to Cumbria and the Lake District next September. As you will see we are staying at the 4* Appleby Manor Hotel and intend two full day tours into the Lake District and a third more relaxed day on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Our outward northern journey on the Monday will hopefully allow us time to stop at Tatton Park (NT) whilst coming South on the Friday gives us the opportunity to stop at the iconic 'Brief Encounter' experience at Carnforth Station. All in all this five day trip should be full of interest and exceptional visual satisfaction whilst allowing you to enjoy quality hospitality in Appleby.

The cost of £495 includes luxury coach travel throughout (toilet on board), Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 4* Appleby Manor, all entrance fees and excursions set out in the Itinerary, wine with Dinner each evening, a special welcome gathering on the Monday Evening, morning Refreshments each day except Monday and the Coach Driver's gratuities

Those items not included and for your personal attention are the cost of refreshments on the Monday and lunch expenditure throughout, any additional drinks beyond the wine served at Dinner, all personal expenditure and the cost of Travel Insurance. You are recommended to take out Insurance cover but it is not compulsory.

We have 6 Single Rooms available and these carry a Supplement of £80 per person.

As you will appreciate, we have moved the Holiday departure date forward by one week and hopefully this will ensure a better chance of really good weather. We are also trying to make travelling a little less frenetic and the more relaxed trip on the middle Wednesday supports this. A further objective this year is to try to improve quality bar and lounge time at the Hotel. Otherwise the Holiday will follow the pattern of previous trips.

If you have been on one of the previous Probus Holidays you will know how convivial, friendly, enjoyable and successful they have been. If you have not and especially if you are one of the Club's newer members, please do consider joining us. You should not be disappointed.

If you are persuaded to participate and join the Holiday please complete the attached pro-forma (click here) and return this with your non-refundable Deposit of £50 per person to John Edney at the next Club Meeting on January 7. We need 36 to make this Holiday viable whilst 40-42 would be the preferred take-up.



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