London - Tuesday 26 February

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London - Tuesday 26 February

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Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Location: The Bung Hole, London
Theme: Bring a bottle of Vintage Port wrapped in foil to share with RonnieRoots

Attendees:
  1. RonnieRoots;
  2. AHB;
  3. DRT;
  4. JDAW;
  5. RAYC.
Anyone else want to join us?

Original post:
I will be in London from 24 Feb until 2 March, any chance of an offline in that period? Looking forward to seeing you all again!
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RonnieRoots wrote:I will be in London from 24 Feb until 2 March, any chance of an offline in that period? Looking forward to seeing you all again!
It is highly likely we can accommodate that request. Watch this space.
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Watching. :)
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Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".

Venue = The Bunghole

Usual suspects please pick a date...

I can do any day from Monday to Thursday.
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DRT wrote:Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".
How about a 35 horizontal to commemorate Winner?!
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RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".
How about a 35 horizontal to commemorate Winner?!
Only if we can have an oyster starter and steak tartare for main course.
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DRT wrote:
RAYC wrote:
DRT wrote:Suggested theme is "Bring a Vintage Port to share with Ronald".
How about a 35 horizontal to commemorate Winner?!
Only if we can have an oyster starter and steak tartare for main course.
Very good!
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Re: London - Last week of February

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I can do Monday to Thursday.

I choose Tuesday unless anyone else objects.

We'll let Ronnie choose between themes - I vote for the "bring a vintage port to share with Ronnie" theme since I am short of '35s at the moment.
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Tuesday works well for me.
My stash of 35s is also pretty much depleted, so I'm happy to go for "bring a bottle to share..." :-)
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First post edited.

Anyone want to join us?
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I’m in, probably. Placemats to follow.
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First post edited.
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jdaw1 wrote:Permission granted.
Wonderful! :)
I even have a bottle in mind to bring with me. Looking forward to it.
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First draft of placemats.
  • Please confirm that Ronnie = RMW.
  • And please confirm that he is left-handed.
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jdaw1 wrote:First draft of placemats.
  • Please confirm that Ronnie = RMW.
  • And please confirm that he is left-handed.
Both confirmed.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

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Location has been given as The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365). Has anybody booked?
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jdaw1 wrote:Location has been given as The Bung Hole (57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365). Has anybody booked?
Not me.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

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I will book the venue.

However, I request that we relocate our meeting on Feb 26. After Helen had advised us that TBH could not accommodate us on Feb 15, I booked a table at Davy's at Canary Wharf, which is managed by Ian Wright - the former manager of The Crusting Pipe back in the days when it welcomed regulars and was run by a man who loved his port.

Helen then called me late this afternoon to say that she had been able to juggle things around, call in a favour and freed up the private room for our use on Feb 15th.

A little embarrased by the lengths that Helen must have gone to to help us out, I would like to accept her offer of the room on the 15th but also want to be fair to Ian.

So, I would like to suggest that on Feb 15th we meet at the Bung Hole and on Feb 26 we meet at Davy's at Canary Wharf.

Any objections?
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None from me.

15th Feb is also Jack's last night at TBH, which might explain their keenness to host us that night.
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No objection from me.
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DRT wrote:None from me.

15th Feb is also Jack's last night at TBH, which might explain their keenness to host us that night.
That I did not realise!

Do we know where he's going?
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I emailed him earlier today to ask but he hasn't responded yet. Will let you know. I think it is an intra-Davy's move, so might be in our favour.
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

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Fine with me as well. Looks like it is even closer to my hotel, so only for the better. :D
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Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

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Oh, and Alex, thanks for making the booking!
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