Quiz At The White Lion – Sunday, 26th June, 6pm

An opportunity for you to support our village community pub this Sunday, 26th June at 6pm

A Quiz night with a cash prize for the winning team!  Booking essential!

  • £3 per person (CASH ONLY)
  • Maximum of 4 persons per team.
  • CASH PRIZE!

Raising funds to pay for a cleaner! A fun way to end your weekend 🙂

Please speak to Kate when in the pub or telephone: 01308 867070.

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Cleaners Needed At The White Lion

We’re all impressed with how Kate, Chloe and Louise are running the White Lion 🙂

At the very first meeting in the Hall, it was stated that volunteers would be required – now is your opportunity to help…

They need as many as possible to create a fortnightly rota. Six people have signed up so far at the time of publishing.

The job entails general cleaning as required:

  • Bar & Hall floors
  • Ladies & Gents toilets

It takes two people two hours. Helpers are needed:

  • Tuesday – Friday, before 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday, before 11am

If you feel that you can help – please leave your details with Lynne or John Staff – 01308 868584.

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Food Starts At The White Lion Tonight, Thursday, 9th June

The kitchen is open and the oven is ON!
Kate’s doing her home-made pies and puddings starting tonight, Thursday, 9th and delicious roasts this coming on Sunday, 12th.
It’s bookings only at the moment, while they get the hang of things, but they’d love to see you.
Choose from:
  • Steak and Ale pie £11
  • Chicken pie £10
  • A Veggie pie of Cheese and Leek £8

The Desserts offered will be:

  • Cheesecake £6.50
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding £6.50
  • Eton Mess £5.50

Gluten-free options will be available but you need to request these at the time of booking.

This Sunday, you can choose from te following roasts:
  • Beef £13.00
  • Chicken £12.50
  • A Nut Roast £11.00

Again, bookings only. You can book in either in person at the pub or by calling 01308 867070.

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Change Of Date For Sidmouth Trip

Due to popular demand, the date of the Sidmouth trip for their Folk Festival has been put one day forward to Sunday, 31st July.

All as before:

  • 9.30am: Depart from the White Lion, Broadwindsor.
  • 9.35am: Brief stop to pick up Drimpton residents.
  • 10.00pm: Depart Sidmouth to return back.

Cost is £12.00 per person, payable at time of booking. All are welcome but there are only 35 seats available – so don’t miss out!

Bookings can be taken directly by Kate, Chloe & Louise at the White Lion or by contacting John or Lynne Staff on 01308 868584.

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Meet Stewart Cochrane – Plasterer

Stewart is new to Broadwindsor, looking to relocate from Poole to be with his partner.

Stewart started in the trade when he left school 31 years ago, and has 27 years of plastering experience.

STC Plastering is a proud member of both Check A Trade, and the Buy With Confidence scheme which is run by Trading Standards. He also has a full CRB clearance.

I am happy to come out and give free estimates, and will always advise customers on what their options are and will always try to help them to save money where possible. I always give very clear cut estimates, and there are never any hidden extras.

  • I cover all aspects of plastering; from skimming, to overboarding, dry-lining, coving, rendering and floor screeding.
  • I work on large projects such as refurbishments and extensions; and smaller projects too…..no job is too small!
  • I will always try and give customers a fair price for their work, which is always carried out to my highest standard.
  • I pride myself on always being punctual, reliable, and tidy…and my feedback shows my customers agree!”

You can contact Stewart on:

As the photograph tells you, Stewart has already visited (and is impressed with) our community funded pub – the White Lion 🙂

Welcome to the village Stewart & Good Luck for your future!

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Bingo! Sunday, 29th May At The White Lion, 6pm

Get yourself down to the White Lion next Sunday evening for a game of Bingo 🙂

Prizes will be awarded for a Line and for a Full House.

Only £1 for a book of 12 games or pay £5 and get a 6th book free.

“Eyes down” at 6pm.

Fun for all the family.

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White Lion Community Pub Update – May 22

A message from Chairman, Rick Dyke:

The White Lion reopened its doors nearly 3 weeks ago and it is difficult to imagine how it could have been more successful without offering food. We have already expressed our appreciation of the contributions from many that enabled us to get to this point but it is also important to acknowledge the support from the community since we reopened.
Not all pubs in the area are able to open 6 days a week and receive enough custom for that to be viable. Our aim is to keep it that way and with this in mind will be arranging regular events in the future which we hope will not only maintain current levels of support but hopefully attract new custom too. Watch this space.

However, it has not all been plain sailing and with the benefit of hindsight, some things would have been done differently. Without wishing to make any excuses and for reasons which need no further explanation, responsibilities on the Management Committee changed dramatically in March and with those changes came some necessary decisions as to where our priorities lay.
Consequently, some aspects were given a lower priority, for example membership certificates. We received over 200 requests for membership which is a testament to the support there is within the community. However, it is also a significant undertaking in both preparing and issuing the certificates. You should have received an update sooner but we can advise that the production of those certificates will be completed within the next few days and then the process of issuing the 200+ individual emails with the certificate as an attachment will start. We expect all certificates to have been issued before the end of the month and will provide an update to that effect.

Another aspect that could have been handled better was the offer of skilled help from various tradespeople within the community. Ultimately, there were more offers of assistance than were needed but this should have been communicated. If you offered your support but did not hear further, hopefully you can accept our sincere apologies.

To finish on a positive note, work is progressing well in getting our kitchen ready. We are not ready to give precise details as there are still some aspects that are out of our control but we hope that we will be ready to add to the Fun Group‘s food offering over the Jubilee weekend. An announcement will follow once details have been finalised. You may also be pleased to know that in addition to our food service, coffee will be available too!

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Local Employment: P/T Bar Work – The White Lion

The White Lion community pub needs help during busy times and are looking to employ a part-time person to support the Staff team.
Help will be needed during the busiest times, which are expected to be Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday lunchtime and occasionally other times such as Bank Holidays and special events.
The role will include table and bar service, working under the direction of the manager, Kate.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Salary will be in line with the national minimum wage.
If you’d like to be considered for an interview, please contact Kate, in person at the pub or by phone or text on 07513 326388.

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Wyld Morris Dancers – Tuesday, 24th May, 8pm

Performing at 8pm in Broadwindsor Square on Tuesday, 24th May will be the Wyld Morris Dancers. The White Lion will be open for refreshments both before the performance and afterwards 🙂

Frustrated by the gender division in traditional Morris dancing groups, retired airline stewardess Briony Blair established Wyld Morris as a way to let men and women dance together.  The group, which is now 20-strong, will soon celebrate their tenth anniversary.

When talking to the West Dorset magazine, Briony commented, ““At Wyld Morris we’re not picky about who wants to join us: all are welcome, and we love sharing our passion for this with other people. Our members range, at the moment, from their early 40s to one member who is now 85 and is still dancing well.”
“Collectively, we may not be the best Morris dancing group in the world but we have fun and we always have a great reception form the public when we perform.”

The main photograph show the group performing in Bucky Doo Square in Bridport.

The group meet on Wednesday evenings at Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth at 7.30pm.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about the group should visit wyldmorris.org.uk or email brionyblair@hotmail.com.

See you on the 24th!

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The White Lion, Broadwindsor Is Open!

With great anticipation, The White Lion opened its doors at 6pm last night with members of the Management committee lined up to welcome everyone….

 

Chairman Rick Dyke invited Elaine Leader, with Ryan & Rosie to ceremoniously cut the ribbon….

 


First customers were Adam Slater who bought a pint of Palmers Tally Ho! and Mike Eltherington, who enjoyed a pint of Palmers Copper.

Rick introduced the pub’s management…

 

Our resident poet, Peter Roe performed his poem, written specifically for the event, ‘Heart Of A Lion‘…


Rick thanked those involved…


How much will it cost you for your pint or glass of wine?


The pub will be open from:

  • Tuesday to Friday, from 6pm -11pm,
  • Saturdays, 11am- 11pm
  • Sundays, 12 noon – 10.30pm.

On Tuesday nights, the pub will not be serving food but customers are welcome to take in their fish and chips from Nat’s van that comes to the village every week.

Congratulations & Well Done All!

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