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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Red Lion re-opening!

April 23, 2021

Our preparation for the reopening is going well, but there’s a ton more to do before we can welcome you in safely and in compliance with the regulations.

Our aim is to open by June 21st, when all restrictions are due to be lifted.  In the meantime, you can follow our progress at, where we will announce if we can open any earlier.

Since the announcement of our taking over The Red Lion we have been very heartened by a flood of positive messages of encouragement.

We are running a small campaign to seek out and recruit fun, energetic staff with a positive outlook on life for both full and part time positions including a Deputy Manager, chefs of all levels, bar staff, waiting staff, kitchen porters, food and drink runners, a laundry service, cleaners and possibly a housekeeper.  Please forward any CVs to Jack Butler at or call in. We are also on the search for local produce and any spare garden furniture worth reclaiming!

All enquires: Annabel Cochrane 07870 999604 or


April 1, 2021

Have you thought about joining your local Croquet Club? We plan to re-open from Monday 29th March (unless the Government postpones that target date), and always offer a friendly welcome to new players.

We can provide all the equipment you need, and there’s no dress code for casual play – apart from the need for flat shoes to protect our lawns. Croquet is a very Covid-safe sport anyway, but our Club has been careful to put in further measures to reduce any risks further; with appropriate social distancing and a cleaning regime as recommended by the national Croquet Association.

Our annual membership rates are unchanged this year, at only: £150 per person, £35 for under-25s, or £270 per family (any number of people living at one address). And you’re welcome to come along to try out the game a couple of times before you have to enrol, for just £5 per person per session; either by arrangement as a member’s guest, or at specific beginner sessions we’ll run if there’s enough demand. Check out our website, or contact me for more details.  David Long  (07484360169 /