Friday night was my swimming club Christmas meal at a newly opened pub in town, The Royal Inn. The owner is the same person who owned the previous place we have been going to for years but it was nice to go to a different place with a different atmosphere.
The Royal only has a small restaurant and we took up the whole thing!
It was funny as there were about 4 tables but we could still all talk to each other, which was great. Once we were all sat down it was a game of pass the plates and remembering what we all order but our events coordinator was fully prepared with the list 🙂
I went for the prawn cocktail to start.
Then the turkey dinner.
Followed by Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce! I prefer clotted cream with my Xmas pus but it was very good. I wasn’t keen on the nuts in the pudding though as I wasn’t expecting the crunchy bits.
All accompanied by a some very nice Portuguese red wine.
We had a good laugh and it’s always fun to see everyone wide awake and not in swimming gear!
The mistletoe also came out at the end!
I love The run up to Christmas with all the get togethers and laughing.