First of all we’d like to update you on the situation with the refurbishment of the toilets. Unfortunately the builder we had selected to complete this work has now advised us that they can not complete the work before Christmas, as promised. We are very disappointed with this and can only apologise again for the length of time this is taking, rest assured we will be pushing for this to be completed as soon as possible and hope you will be happy with the end result.

Did you notice a couple of weeks ago some scaffolding going up outside the front of the pub and some black sheeting…? Well you may be interested to know that we were used as a filming location for ITV. We weren’t allowed to tell you much about it at the time but now it is finished we can tell you a few details! It’s part of a 6 part series called A Confession and stars Martin Freeman. It will be aired on ITV  in June so look out for your famous local!

Dates for your 2018 diaries:

  • Christmas Eve – Beer & Brass – Carols from 7.30pm
  • Gin hamper draw will take place on Christmas Eve ( you have been automatically entered into this draw when you joined this mailing)
  • New Years Eve – Open pub –  Live Music with Threefold – chilli and nachos available and drink packages

Also a reminder that you can get your local fresh free range eggs here in the pub –  £2 for 6, £3.50 for 12 and £7.50 a tray, pay at the bar!

Coming in 2019

New wines

  • Brand new wine list being introduced in the New Year, lots of new fine wines to look forward to.

Guest Chef nights

  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 – In aid of St Georges School Chapel Roof – bookings being taken now on 01582 841004menu here
  • Thursday 7th February 2019 – In aid of the Scouts
  • Wednesday 27th March 2019 – In aid of The Wish Tree Charity
  • Would you like to raise money for a Charity ? Why not host a Guest Chef night of your own? You run the restaurant and we run the bar. Get in touch to book a date in.

Quiz nights

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday’s of each month with the exception of this January.
  • Next quiz night 15th January 2019 – all welcome. Questions start at 9pm

Bridge nights

  •  2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Starting 9th January 2019
  • Instruction available for beginners and tables available for those who know how to play


  • Saturday mornings – road cycling – meeting 9am – Starting 5th Jan 2019 9am – Take turns to lead a route.
  • Tuesday evenings – off road – meeting 7pm – Starting Tuesday 15th Jan 2019
  • Email us to register your interest and or volunteer to lead a route or just turn up ready to go!

Other themed events?

  • Bridge and cycling not your thing ? Is there some other activity you would like to see happening? Get in touch to discuss the details.

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We look forward to seeing you in the Spotted Dog soon and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyal custom this year and to wish you a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year..