Archive for October, 2011

Fireworks on the track and off at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20th, 2011 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

It already seems a lifetime ago, especially since the Welsh contrived to lose to the French as well, but everything really did fall flat for Johnno’s boys (a fall almost as startling as Tuilagi’s from that ferry). But we’re still showing the final games in East Ashling – I doubt it, but France could shock us all.
The rugby may be coming to an end soon, but the horseracing continues down the road in Fontwell. There are two jump meets coming up, on 27 October and 4 November, and our bar, restaurant and accommodation are a good base to enjoy a day at the races.
Staying with horsepower, even closer to us is Goodwood Motor Circuit, which will be hosting the fifth anniversary of its Breakfast Club event on 6 November. I might have to drag myself out of bed for this one – there is going to be a “dream grid” voted by Breakfast Club fans. As always, best to get there early and then follow me back to the Horse & Groom for one of Mal’s hearty lunches.
From fireworks on the track to fireworks in the sky – it’s that time of year and I’m sure there will be plenty of pyrotechnic shows going on. We might even have one, but if you fancy a big, organised do, Fontwell have one on 5 November, along with a High School Musical and Glee-themed evening. Wherever you go, a warm bar with proper real ales and a roaring fire will be waiting to defrost you here.
Also, I want to mention the Stonepillow Big Sleep Out on Chichester Cathedral green on 29 October. Always a big charity event in Chichester and well worth supporting.
For more info on the Horse & Groom or to book a table or a room, contact Mike and Michelle on 01243 575339 or info@thehorseandgroomchichester.co.uk

Les Rosbif and roast beef at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5th, 2011 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

And breathe. I don’t think that could have been more painful to watch, but the important thing is that we’re through to the quarters. If Nick De Luca had picked that ball up, it would have all been different I think – that was the game changer. Bring on the French next Saturday.
We’ll be up bright and breezy for kick off. No roast beef to go with les Rosbif – we’ll have to wait a few hours (hopefully celebratory ones) before we can tuck into one of Mal’s hearty meals. After the Tonga game, it’s hard not to be a little optimistic, but we’ll see.
Talking of bloodthirsty clashes, Sweeney Todd is on at the Chichester Festival Theatre until early November. The Steven Sondheim musical stars Michael “Love Changes Everything” Ball and Imelda Staunton and, according to the reviews, sees the theatre’s season go out with a bang.
Somewhere else you’re likely to find some more polished performances, from the presenters and the main attractions, is the Weald and Downland Museum on 8 October. The open air museum hosts the Antiques Roadshow – I’m tempted to have a rummage in the cupboards and pop up – the Horse & Groom is only down the road in East Ashling.
I might also pop up to the last racing meet of the year at Goodwood on 9 October. Hopefully the weather will hold for the season finale on Sunday – our garden is a lovely place to toast the winners (or forget the losers). The horseracing continues at nearby Fontwell with a day of jump racing on 19 October.
For more info on the Horse & Groom or to book a table or a room, contact Mike and Michelle on 01243 575339 or info@thehorseandgroomchichester.co.uk