Out to lunch

During our recent  visit  to The Aviary I was embarrassed when a member of staff complained that a number of people had changed their order.

The reason for providing menu choices in advance is to ensure everyone is catered for and to enable kitchen staff to start preparation, taking into account that they were also fully booked.

These comments don’t apply to those who ordered an additional course on the day.

It is disappointing that some people don’t realise how many hours are taken up organising these events – chasing up menu slips, counting and collating choices, typing the order and taking it to the restaurant.

I would appreciate your co-operation in future.


We will be taking names on Tuesday 10 Oct. for

The Hop Vine, Burscough on November 12 th.


Christmas Sunday lunch will be at Briars Hall, Lathom

on 10th December, 1.30pm for 2.00pm

A 4 Course festive menu – £18.95

It is an early notification because Briars Hall require a £10 deposit each immediately to secure the booking.

Booking will be on Tuesday, 12th September at Day Trips desk and Menu choice slips will be available.

A reminder that there will be two lunch bookings on that date.


Our next lunch date will be Sunday, 01 October at

The Aviary, Blindman’s Lane, Ormskirk L39 3AD

1.30pm for 2.00pm

2 Courses:  £13.95      3 Courses:  £16.95

Menu choice slips will be available – deposits will not be required but if possible I would like to collect full amount at time of booking.

Booking will commence on Tuesday 12 September at Day Trips desk.


Our lunch venue for September, Sunday 03rd  is

The Arion, Kenilworth Road, Ainsdale, PR8 3PH

As usual, 1.30pm for 2.00pm.

1 Course: £7.49:   2 Courses £9.49:   3 Courses £11.49

Deposits will NOT be required and you can make your choice on the day.

Bookings will commence on Tuesday, 08 August at St Georges Social Club

Sunday Lunch Group – August

Our next lunch date is on 06 August

The venue is Ladygreen Garden Centre, Ince Blundell, L38 1QB

1.30pm for 2.00 pm.


1 course: £8.75     2 courses:  £10.50 (starter & main or main & dessert) awaiting price for 3 courses. Menu choice slips will be available from Tuesday, 11 July. I’d be grateful if these could be completed and handed back to me on 11 July.

Booking will be from Tuesday, 04 July at Day Trips desk.

A deposit will NOT be required


Our next lunch date will be on

Sunday, 02 April at

Il Padrino, 34 Burscough Street, Ormskirk.

On offer is a 2 course lunch for £10.95 including a glass of wine

or you can choose from the a la carte menu.  The great news is that we choose on the day.  You can book at the Day Trips desk from Tuesday, 07 March.


Our next lunch date is Sunday, 12th March and will be at

The Meadows Pub (a hungry Horse)

meeting at 1.30pm  to eat at 2.00 pm

You can book as usual at the Day trips desk on Tuesday,21st Feb.  You can choose your menu on the day.

I am considering booking at The Royal on The Esplanade, Waterloo for a future date and would welcome your views on convenience, either by car or train – we do, of course, have to change trains.  There is a short walk from the station in South Road and parking is good.