We wrote in the Landlord’s notes on 1st March that we thought spring had arrived and we had some beautiful weather during the month with temperatures approaching 20 degrees. We were all in for a shock because as I sit here writing the April Landlord’s Note, the temp is about 1 to 3 degrees with the last couple of days having had some very sharp snow showers and frosty mornings. Brrrrr. But at this time of the year it won’t be long till we’re back in good temperatures enjoying the warmth once more.
Unfortunately Covid still seems to be playing a major role in all of our lives but, although it impacted on our quiz, we still had 54 players with £108 going to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. The 1-2-1 question, which was worth £60 was “What do you call a baby shark?” The answer is pup which unfortunately wasn’t answered correctly and so next month’s 1-2-1 question has a prize of £80. The next quiz is on Tuesday 26th April, starting at 8pm. Table booking is essential but as we always say, if you find at a later date you’re unable to attend then please let us know.
The tickets for the Queen’s Jubilee BBQ on June 4th have now been printed and are on sale at the pub for £3 each. As already stated, all proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance.
The kitchen is now fully staffed and we hope in the near future to extend our hours, as previously mentioned, to include Sunday lunches and Tuesday and Wednesday service. Before then we are going to do a Sunday Lunch on Easter Sunday, 17th April. The pre-order menu is available now and booking will be essential.
Our new menu was launched yesterday, 31st March and is now available at the pub and on the website. There are several new dishes and we must say that they are all delicious. On Fridays and Saturdays we ask that customers reserve a table where possible to ensure the full menu is available. We have created a limited menu for busy times to try to avoid the disappointment of turning away walk-ins.
As some of you will be aware, I am the Chairman of Silk Willoughby’s Parochial Church Council and, as such, I’d like to bring to your attention the work which is about to commence at the church. A toilet and servery (kitchen) is to be installed with the work to start mid-April. Around £100,000 has been raised through grants and events etc. for this essential work to be done. This will be a huge benefit to the community and I commend the work of the members of the PCC and I’d like to give special mention to Mrs. Janet Johnson, Church Warden for her inspiration, guidance and leadership in this project.
As St George’s Day is on 23rd April our new guest ale is Batemans St George’s Glory. It is a light amber beer with an ABV of 4.2% and will sell at £4.10 per pint.
Thank you everybody,
Paul Steer, Landlord
Louise Nelson, Manager