Luncheon Club, Programme 2017
Monthly lunches are on the Thursday after each main U3A meeting: 12.00 for 12.30
Mansfield U3A Lunch Club provides opportunities to enjoy fine food, good company and excellent value at venues offering plain and simple fare to classic and international cuisine. Vegetarian, gluten-free and diabetic options are always available.
Bookings usually open 3 months in advance on a first-come basis, sometimes with a special discounted menu so that members can pre-order and thus speed service but sometimes the staff take orders from the venue's full a la carte or table d'hote menus during our pre-lunch chat.
Arrangements are made by different members each month and suggestions are always welcome over lunch, at main meetings or by email/phone to Eileen or Colin Bell. (See Arrangement Notes.)
Places can be reserved at the Luncheon Club table – or by email or phone to Eileen or Colin in advance to avoid queuing. Guests from other U3A branches are welcome at most lunches but their names will be added to the event waiting list so that all Mansfield U3A members who want to attend popular meetings may do so.
Regrettably, following a couple of no-shows, all lunchers will now be held responsible for the cost of the meals booked on their behalf unless cancelled 24 hours beforehand.
Many members like to share cars in order to reduce costs and several are willing to offer lifts in an informal car-sharing scheme, for which a contribution to the driver of £2 or £4 is made, depending on the distance involved.
We hope there's something here that appeals to you because you will be very welcome! Please check the Events page for more information.
|Jan 19th||The Lion Main St Farnsfield Newark Notts NG22 8EY||24||A great pub in a great location, a firm favourite with our group. Cost £13.90 for 2 courses, £17.90 for 3. Pre book please. Organisers Colin & Eileen.|
|Feb 23rd||Refined Dining Vision West Notts College Derby Road Mansfield NG18 5BH||24||Serving fine food and wine in a contempory atmosphere. Some parking available nearby. Cost £8.95 for 2 courses, £10.45 for 3. Pre book please. Organisers Colin & Eileen.|
|Mar 23rd||Greendale Oak Budby Rd Cuckney Notts NG20 9NQ||30||A recently refurbished village inn highly recommended by group members. Cost £15 for 2 courses, £18 for 3. Pre book please. Organisers Colin & Eileen|
|Apr 20th||The Junction at Sutton 2 Newark Rd Sutton in Ashfield NG17 5JP||30||A new venue for our group which we hope you will all enjoy. Cost £12.50 for 2 courses, £15 for 3. Pre book please. Organisers Colin & Eileen.|
|Jul 20||Reg Taylors Garden Centre Hill Farm Nurseries Normanton Southwell NG25 0PR||35||Comes highly recommended by one of our members. Choose a main from the menu attached (see Links) and dessert on the day. Cost around £10 plus dessert. Organisers Colin & Eileen with lots of help from Norma.|
|Aug 17||The Full Moon Main Street Morton Nr Southwell Notts NG25 0UT||30||Sensational food in friendly surroundings and a very firm favourite of our group. Cost £12.95 for 2 courses and £15.95 for 3. Pre-book please. Organisers Colin and Eileen|
|Sep 21||The Maypole Newark Road Wellow NG22 0EA||30||Village pub serving good food and drink at very reasonable prices by friendly and attentive staff. Cost 2 courses £15.50 3 courses £19.50. Pre-book please. Organisers Colin & Eileen|
|Oct 19th||The Nags Head Main Street Woodborough NG14 6DD||30||Great food and drink in a popular venue with our group. Locally sourced ingredients well priced and well served by Clive and his team. Cost for 2 courses £15 and 3 for £18. Pre-book please with organisers Colin & Eileen by email, phone or at the Sept and Oct meetings|
|Nov 23rd||The Waggon at Halam Turnpike Halam NG22 8AE||24||A country pub which offers local produce, well presented and cooked, award winning beer and wine. Cost 2 courses £10, 3 courses £13. Pre book please with Colin or Eileen|
|Dec 14th||Xmas at The Elm Tree Heath nr Chesterfield S44 5SE||30||Great village pub in a beautiful location with attentive and friendly staff, this a firm favourite and a first visit for Christmas. Cost is £18.95 for 3 courses plus coffee and mince pies afterward. Pre book with Colin or Eileen|
Would you recommend these?
- The Old Ashfield, Sutton in Ashfield
- Greendale Oak, Cuckney
- Old Bridge Inn, Oxton
- Plough Inn, Caunton
- The Junction, Sutton in Ashfield
- The Cross Keys, Epperstone
- The Devonshire, Upper Langwith
Further details about these lunches and venues are available from Colin & Eileen at the Lunch Club table each meeting, or by email using the Bird Link on this page.