Friday, 24 May 2013

Village Fayre is finally here

Well the fayre is upon us at long last. A big thank you to all the committee members that have worked so hard to make this fayre possible.

For those that have not received a fayre programme, a schedule of events is below, click to enlarge.

New Brasserie for Blackmore

The trend for "pop up" restaurants is all the rage at the moment and it's great when you get the news that one is opening up in Blackmore, at the Prince Albert to be precise.

The man behind the idea is named Lawrie and had this to say "I have been considering opening a new restaurant in the Brentwood area and after some research decided upon Blackmore as the ideal location.

Luckily, I have moved into the Prince Albert pub and will open on Friday evening, 24th May. I think the locals should find the concept interesting, the menu is based on local, sustainable produce, where possible, using cuts of meat such as lamb breast, pork cheeks, sweetbreads etc. rather than the usual scampi and rump steak offered by most pubs. 

The wine list is interesting too, we have a close association with Drinks of France who supply about 70% of our wine list from small, exclusive vineyards in France. Initially we will open on Friday through Sunday (bank holiday Monday also) and depending on demand will look at extending our hours of business. Each month we will be holding a 'wine and Dine' evening"

Well we certainly wish Lawrie the nest of luck in his venture, I for one will be trying his Brasserie out, and will report back very soon on these pages.

To see his menu click here, and to see the wine list click here.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Motorcycles on the green?

On the 12th May the 18th annual British owners club Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Meet will take place on the village green and outside Megarrys antique shop.

Last year there were about 300 classic vintage and veteran motorbikes during the course of the day giving visitors a chance to admire these amazing machines. So why not pop down, take a look and grab a coffee from Megarrys.

From last years Meet