The Luncheon Group meets for lunch once a month, on the fourth Thursday, at various venues, in the Wyre Forest and surrounding areas.The Group has a very vibrant, friendly and growing membership, which now stands at 66.

The first meeting of the year was at the Hallmark Stourport Manor Hotel. Four new members joined 49 other members for the lunch, which created an atmosphere of absolute buzz! The lunch itself was slightly lower in standard than our Group expects and this was reflected in the feedback below. The hotel management offered their apologies and as a gesture of goodwill, reduced the cost per person by £2.00. The management told us that after their head chef left in 2017, they have been trying to employ a replacement, but have had no success to date. The assistant chef and his staff have been trying to keep the restaurant functioning as best as they know how.

The feedback is as shown:

    Poor Average Good Excellent
1. Venue: Atmosphere & "Feel"   5 22 26
2. Quality of Food 12 18 12 11
3. Quantity of Food 5 17 17 14
4. Overall Service 8 12 20 13
5. Value for Money 8 13 20 12

Members who ordered the Grilled Gammon Steak were disappointed by the Steak and Peas being too dry. The Chips were cold. Some members who ordered the Mediterranean Risotto were unable to eat it as it was cold and had to be sent back. For some members, the Fish Pie did not have a variety of fish, as only Salmon was used. The criticism of the Service was not directed at the staff serving at the tables, as the staff was very friendly and polite. It was directed at the Bar Service, as the hotel management had one barman to serve 53 members. Also, the kitchen staff took longer than expected to serve the various courses. Too much vegetables were served and resulted in a lot of wastage. Other than that, all the members had a great time catching up on the latest, (gossip)!

The programme for the rest of the year is as follows:

  THURS 2018 VENUES Website
1 22nd Mar. The Nailers Arms. 62 Doctor's Hill. Bournheath. Worcs. B61 9JE
2 26th April The Royal Oak Carvery. Kidderminster Rd,(A442). Alveley. WV15 6LL
3 24th May The Crown & Sandys. Main Road,(A4133).Ombersley. Worcs. WR9 0EW
4 28th June The White Hart. Off Rectory Rd. Hartlebury. Worcs. DY11 0AA
5 26th July The Bewdley Pines Golf Club. Habberley Rd, (B4190). Bewdley. Worcs. DY12 1LY.
6 27th Sept. The Royal Oak Carvery.  
7 25th Oct. The Bewdley Pines Golf Club.  
8 22nd Nov. The Crown & Sandys.  
9 13th Dec. The Bewdley Pines Golf Club  

The next Luncheon Group meeting will be on Thursday 22nd March, 12:30pm for 1:00pm, at the Nailers Arms. For Menu details and Booking information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Thank you.


Sylvia & Richard.