Christmas Walk

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Date(s) - 17 Dec 2016 All Day

NMC Christmas Walk – Saturday 17th December.

1 space left for the meal. Anyone is entitled to come along for the walk and drinks in the pub however

The walk starts at Thatcham station and goes south east looping round to finish at Woolhampton (7.5 miles).

Train = Newbury Station 11:13 arriving Thatcham @ 11:20 ready to start the walk at roughly 11:30 (or a quick beer @ the Swan first)
Return = Midgham Station 17:29, 18:29 or 20:06 arriving Newbury at 17:44, 18:43 or 20:18 (last train)

A number of people are starting the walk from Costa in Newbury high street at 10:15 am. This will add 3 miles to the walk…

Christmas lunch is at the Rowbarge where we have booked an initial 20 seats for 3.30 pm with a choice of either 2 course or 3 course meals. After a few more drinks and some merriment we can catch the train back to newbury.

Contact Andy Moss to reserve your place. Children welcome after the walk to join everyone for tea at the pub (please contact the pub directly to arrange your childs meal).

Menu: Two Courses £21.95 Three Courses £26.95

Spiced parsnip and apple soup with parsnip crisps
Potted crab and crayfish with samphire, caper and cucumber salad
Roquefort cheesecake with honey roasted fig and pickled walnuts
Wild boar and chorizo meatball with crisp sage polenta and tomato ragu
Tempura sea bass, pickled ginger and rice noodle salad with soy and honey dressing
Chicken liver parfait with spiced pear and date chutney and granary toast

Roast turkey and traditional accompaniments
Malaysian fish stew with sticky coconut rice and steamed pak choi
Beef feather braised with beer and onions, English mustard mash and parsley dumpling
Pan fried basil gnocchi with warm gazpacho sauce, griddled baby leeks and roast aubergine
Pheasant breast with chestnut stuffing, thyme and celeriac croquette and clementine jus
Seared sea trout, roasted beetroot and Ratte potato salad with horseradish dressing

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Hot waffle with glazed bananas and banoffee ice cream
Lemon meringue roulade with raspberry sauce
Dark chocolate and espresso tart with Baileys ice cream
Taster plate of local cheeses with grapes, chutney and biscuits
Baked orange and cranberry cheesecake with kumquat compote


Organiser Andy Moss


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