Curry Bridge March ’24 Update 26,551

More news, you despair!

Jackie has very kindly offered to let us have the whole pub for the evening. Yippee!!!

That means those of you who thought you were lucky enough to escape now can’t! I will put any who notified me down to come and anyone else who thought they missed out, please contact me.


Curry Bridge

Just to let everyone know, Curry Bridge is now fully booked!!!

If you would still like to come, please send me your details and I will put you on the reserve list. Please email

Many thanks (Don’t send any money at this stage or I may have to launder it back to you in cash!)

Curry Bridge Update

Me being vague!
I didn’t put my contact details in, The more intelligent of you will have worked it out (that wouldn’t include me!).
It is . Please DO NOT reply directly to this blog,.

Only 4 places left, I sound like a ticket tout!
Also I need more enthusiasm for the annual dinner on May the 4th!


Curry bridge evening Wednesday 27th March 6.30 for 7pm

You will be pleased to know that we are organising another Curry Bridge Evening, this time it is at Oscar’s Inn, in Newark by kind invitation of Jackie Jackson.
(Not to be confused with Oscar’s Restaurant)

This doesn’t mean it is free! It will cost you £12 per head. You will be pleased to know that I believe she has a very good chef.

There are only 36 places (as the room is not as large as Newark) and the places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

You will need to pay me, in the same way as the Annual Dinner, and my details are Frederick Myers, sort code 30-97-95, account number 00232850.


Annual Dinner 4/5/24

The Bassingham Bridge Club is having its Annual Dinner at the Bentley Hotel on Saturday 4th May. 7pm.
(I finally got my act together!)

The cost to you for the three course meal plus teas and coffees will be £30.
The Club are subsidising this to make sure it is good value however this year we aren’t providing the first drink.
(Tough, there’s only so much I dare shock Barry with!)

Bad news, you will need to pay me along with giving me your menu choices.

My account details are:-
Frederick Myers
Sort Code 30-97-95
Account 00232850

Menu choices:-

Carrot and Coriander Soup or
Smoked Salmon and Dill Roulade.

Blade of Beef on a bed of mash, seasonal veg and red wine jus. (I’ve gone posh!) or
Chicken in a Dijon Cream served with fondant potatoes and seasonal veg or
Tomato and Basil Gnocchi with a salad garnish and garlic bread.

Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard or
White Chocolate and Lemon Roulade.

Answers on a postcard to Fred at please.

Curry night feedback

Dear All,

I hope you all enjoyed the evening last night though I’m sorry to say the food was below par. (Note the pun bearing in mind we were playing in the golf club!)

The rice was certainly a let down which they did apologise for.
There may have been one or two other issues but the bonuses are that we have our own bridge room, nice poppadoms and chutney plus value for money at £14 per head.

I would certainly appreciate your views as there is no point in organising another event if people are not going to attend.

Replies please to ‘Points of View’ .


Curry Bridge, Wednesday 8th November

Due to some confusion, mostly brought about by me, I thought it a good idea to confirm the time for the curry bridge.

I see I said 6.30 which is fine. If guests would like to arrive a little before that time we will endeavour to start proceedings soon after.
Don’t worry if you are late, not a hanging offence!

And if you do happen to arrive earlier I’m sure the bar staff will happily find you some lubrication!


8th November Curry Evening

Good news, I am now taking bookings for our curry evening that will be held at Newark Golf at 6.30 on the 8th November.

The price this year is £14 which although I’m afraid is more than last year is still good value.

If you would like to come please let me know at

Ravenscar ’24

Dear Members,

For those of you that are interested Jayne and I are organising our spring annual outing to Raven Hall next year.

This will be from Monday 8th April to Thursday 11th and will be based on the same formulae as last time.

Cost will be in the region of £300 per person for a double room and a bit more for a single. Includes dinner, bed and breakfast. I will need a £100 deposit per person this month though.

If you are interested in going please contact me on .


ps. A date for your diary, the autumn Bassingham curry evening will be at Newark Golf Club on Wednesday 8th November, details to follow!

Palm Court, Scarborough Nov. ‘23

Once again Fred’s mystery tours are looking for punters!

I am booking the Palm Court Hotel again as it seemed to work very well last year.
This time for four nights (as I could get a good deal!) but there will be no bridge or whist on the day we depart.

Dates are from Sunday November 19th to departing on Thursday 23rd.

As I’ve said before this is a holiday and non bridge partners are welcome. Also please don’t feel obliged to play every session if you want a break.

If you would like to join us or get more information please email me at or phone 07968727815.

Fred and Jayne