PUB CHAT – The White Hart

Pub Chat

The White Hart


Firstly I must mention Ged-Fest Music Festival, what a wonderful two days were had by everyone. I had been nagged so much to hold this event over two days I finally relented and entered the unknown. I am so glad that I was persuaded as we had such good feedback afterwards. The weather was absolutely fantastic, a fine Saturday night and the Sunday was probably one of the hottest days of the year, we could have been in Spain. The bands: The Contenders, who played for us on the Saturday night, Yodaclub, Bentback Tulips, Nicole Hope and The House Of Paris, who travelled up from Brighton to play for us, The Replicats, and Hogwash, who all played on Sunday were all fantastic.

I WOULD LIKE to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help to make Ged-Fest such a fantastic success. I have never seen the pub and car park so busy. I would like to especially thank all of the staff that worked so hard, the hog roast man Stuart from Grassmere Farms and his staff never stopped and I have to say the food was delicious! (Consider yourself booked for the next one.) Big, big thank you to everyone who donated money to Prostaid, especially to Delamix, Colemart Growers and Mr & Mrs Goodall, to Stuart Cheeseman from Prostaid, who tirelessly shook a bucket for two days, and to Maxine from Dovecote Buttery for donating strawberries for us to sell. Thanks also go to Andrea Warren for walking tirelessly around the car park selling raffle tickets, Jonathan Greene for the printing, Flapper for sign printing, to Pricey for the staging, and last but not least, my old mate the legendary Mr Bip Wetheral whose advice and support in music matters has kept me sane when I have doubted myself.

A BIG BIG THANK YOU to all of you that kindly donated either in time or money. The total raised was £1375, a fantastic amount of money to help to fight prostate cancer. I have started to plan next year’s event, so watch this space for further information.

THE MASON’S ARMS SUMMER DARTS LEAGUE has just finished and we are waiting to hear about the Winter League. Thank you Gordon and the team for playing for us, good luck lads, I need some trophies to fill up the window sills, I would hate to waste the silver polish.

WE HELD OUR Halloween party for children early in the evening, and then for adults later on. Being a responsible parent or lightweight as I think that I am now, I did not stay until the end, but I really enjoyed seeing everyone. Thanks go to Jim Rowney for the disco, you did us proud mate. It was a bit like an episode of Strictly Come Dancing in the lounge.

IT IS ONLY 8 weeks to Christmas, and I am currently organising the Christmas events. The Christmas party is being planned and is likely to take place on Thursday 18th December starting at 8pm. The Christmas raffle will take place on Monday 22nd December, starting at 8pm, come along and buy your raffle tickets – the more sold the more prizes to win, keep your eye on the posters in the pub for further details.

Finally we would like to thank you all for your continued support, and take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

Nicky Stewart and staff.