Indoor Meeting: Christmas Social. Thursday December 12th. Held at The Swan Ringland. 6.30 for 7p.m

Christmas Social Evening 12 December – Christmas Meal The Swan Inn Ringland 6.30. for 7.00

Organisers: Mary & Keith Walker

We have booked the restaurant at the The Swan Inn, Ringland for our sole use. The evening is open to all members and their partners and friends.

This year we plan to have informal table quizzes, and possibly a couple of audio rounds assuming the chairman’s equipment is functioning. Of course, there will be a prize for the winning table.

We also would like to have a light hearted award presentation for the following:-

1. The best photograph of a bird seen in the Wensum Valley in 2019. So please email with your entries (no more than 3 photos per entrant in jpeg format) by 1st December. Please attach them to the email. We plan to use photo submissions in our Annual Report for 2019.

2. The best reported bird(s) seen in the WVBS area. Our recorder David Gibbons will make the selection from his monthly sightings reports and no submissions are required.

The main course will be served at 7.00p.m, and we would suggest that participants arrive at approx.6.30pm to buy the necessary drinks from the bar.

We require a minimum of 30 people to make the evening viable.

We wish to run a raffle if members are happy to donate prizes.

To help us celebrate the excellent year please see us with your order form at the October/ November indoor meetings. Alternatively, either e mail us on or telephone us on 01603 569897 and we will sort matters out directly with you.


Christmas Social Menu


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Creme fraiche and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (GF adapt) (V)

Chicken Liver & Port Reduction Parfait with Onion Marmalade (GF adapt)

Roasted Winter Beets & Quinoa Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts & Balsamic Glaze

Goats Cheese or Tofu & Truffle Oil Crostini with Red Pepper Salsa & Mixed Bean Salad (GF adapt) (V)


Traditional Butter Basted Turkey Crown served with Cranberry Sauce

Roast Topside of Beef with Horseradish Sauce

Rolled & Stuffed Blythburgh Pork Belly with Apple Sauce & Gravy

(All Roasts Served with Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes, Veggies, Pigs in Blankets, Stuffing).

Pan Fried Seabass Fillet served with Lyonnaise Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes and Salsa Verde. (GF)

Vegan Tart with Shallot Puree, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, & Winter Squash accompanied by Parmentier potato and vegetarian gravy(V)


Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Cognac Custard

Iced Chocolate Orange Souffle with dusted Orange segments & Shortbread Biscuit

Homemade Tiramisu with Roasted Almonds & Bailey’s Drizzle

Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake served with Fresh Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream (GF)(DF)

Selection of Norfolk Cheeses served with Crackers, Grapes, Apple, Celery & Chutney (£2.50 extra)

Tickets £20 per head for two courses / £25 for three courses

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