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Hello Everybody,

First of all, our usual review of the weather. Put very simply; very, very wet. Enough said.

The October quiz had 75 players in attendance which raised £150 plus one of the winning teams donated their £20 prize and so £170 has been sent and received by Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

The 1-2-1 question was on the chosen subject of classic TV. The question was “Who played Dixon of Dock Green?” the answer being Jack Warner which the contestant answered correctly and therefore won the £120 prize. The next quiz is on Tuesday 28th November and the 1-2-1 prize will start at £100. The quiz starts at 7.45pm and quiz meals are served from 5.45pm. If you’d like to join us please book a table for your team and if you find closer to the event that you can no longer attend please let us know as the quiz is very popular.

Just a reminder that the Christmas Family Quiz takes place on Wednesday 27th December starting at the earlier time of 7pm. Entry is £3 per adult but children, 12 and under, are free of charge. Proceeds from the Christmas Quiz will, as usual, go to St Denis’ Church, Silk Willoughby. We are already getting bookings for the December quiz so if you’d like to attend please do book in now and let us know team numbers including children.

Our current guest beer is London Pride but this is nearly finished and we expect this week to be changing to Adnam’s Ghost Ship which is a 4.5% citrus pale ale which will be £4.50 per pint. We of course have all the usual beers; Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Birra Moretti, Guinness, Hopical Storm, Thatcher’s Gold Cider, Carling and Stella Artois lagers and a good range of alcohol free beers and drinks.

We have various festive events ahead including a Turkey & Tinsel menu, Christmas Party menu, Carols at The Horseshoes, a special New Year’s Eve menu and New Year’s Eve entertainment. Our website and Facebook page contain full details.

Reading in the national press we see that more than 44,000 licensed premises, including drink-led pubs, have closed down over the last 20 years. That would average out at just over 5 per day and I think it’s fair to say that the majority of those have closed since the start of the Covid pandemic which shows just how devastating it was on our industry. These figures have been taken from research by consultancy CGA/NIQ which also states that independent operators have suffered more than the larger chains. The Horseshoes is still a going concern, thanks to the support of all our customers. We aim to keep it that way. So to everybody, thank you.

Kindest Regards

Paul Steer – Owner/ Landlord

Louise Nelson – Manager

Before I close, I would like to mention our manager, Louise Nelson. As many of you know, Louise is going into hospital for an operation on 13th November and will probably be off work for 6 to 8 weeks. We all send her our very best wishes for a speedy recovery and will very much look forward to when she is back at work. In the meantime Sinead Williamson will take over the manager’s responsibility until Louise’s return. So from me, good luck Louise,