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Monthly Lunch Club

Posted 13/05/2013

The Fairwater Lunch Club meets once a month on a Friday (usually the first Friday of the month) and consists of a mix of local residents from all walks of life. Arrival is at 12:30 for Canapés with a 2 course lunch with coffee from 1pm, followed by a guest speaker or event, which are all hand selected to provide a wide variety of entertainment.
Our Lunch Club guests have certainly enjoyed some fascinating speakers covering a range of topics from local businesses such as River Cottage, Axminster Carpets and Chilcotts Auctioneers to celebrity guests Dave Cash, Ann Widdecombe and equestrian Olympic winner Mary King MBE.
Membership runs from February to December annually and the membership charge for 2014 is just £15.00 for single membership for the year and £25.00 for couples. At your first Lunch Club attendance you will receive a membership card which offers additional benefits to include 5% off your total bill whenever you eat and drink in our restaurant (excluding Lunch Club events), 15% off standard room rates (excluding special offers), priority bookings in the hotel and restaurant plus free room upgrades when available. 
The cost for each lunch is £17.50 per head for members which is great value for Canapés, a 2 course lunch, coffee and a speaker or event.  If you choose not to join you are always welcome to attend any dates open to non-members at a cost of £22.00 per head.  If you are interested in joining then please  contact Reception who can send you all the details.

Speaker Details for 2014

On 7th February Roy Jones will be advising how to research and trace your family history.

On 7th March Suzie Towler from Lyme Bay Winery will be telling us why she is so passionate about producing delicious wines, liqueurs and ciders that are inspired by traditional recipes but using the most up to date production techniques.

On 4th April the Curator from the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton will be talking about exhibitions and events at the gallery and how they encourage children to get creative.

On 2nd May Sidmouth Lifeboat’s Senior Coxswain, Phil Sheppard will cruise by to entertain us with stories of life on the Lyme Bay waters.

On 6th June the Axe Valley Community Choir will be “singing their hearts out”.  The AVCC formed in 2009 to bring together people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the fun of singing together.

On 4th July local beekeepers K.Basterfield & Son.  Having started beekeeping almost by accident in 1974 when he overheard a conversation about beekeeping, and subsequently arranged to swap some amateur radio equipment for a hive of bees. Little did K.Basterfield know what he was getting himself into, but he will be telling us all about it!

On 5th September standing up for the countryside and telling you how you can actively help will be........Campaign to Protect Rural England.

On 3rd October Ferne Animal Sanctuary will talk about their work to provide refuge for unwanted animals.

On 7th November will be our annual celebrity speaker.

On 5th December to get everyone in the festive mood will be a local choir singing traditional Christmas carols.