Sunday, July 17, 2016

Would You Like Cream on That?

Yesterday evening, along with neighbours Chris and Maureen, the Silver Vixen and the Gorse Fox headed off to The  Stag's Head at Westbourne (near Emsworth). For the consideration of £12 per head (all tickets in advance) we were treated to an evening of fine entertainment.

It started well. Westbourne is a small village and the Gorse Fox had expected to find parking difficult. Not so. He found a spot within 50 yards of the pub. It got better. He expected the pub to be hot and heaving. Not so. We found a comfortable table in the corner, by an open window and settled down.

Around eight the band got under way. They played a mixture of Hendrix and Cream numbers. In its own right that was enough to please the Gorse Fox. As it happened, they turned out to be very good indeed.

The audience were predominantly older folk - probably in their 40s and upwards. As a result, it was civilised and enthusiastic, without getting rowdy.

Soon after the set began, the landlord came round with our "chicken in the basket" meal (all included in the price). As an accompaniment to the food we were able to easily avail ourselves of the bar and ensure that we stayed properly hydrated on such a warm night.

The Silver Vixen drove us all home at the end of the evening and the general consensus was that it had been a brilliant evening.

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