17 Aug 17

The Great Sally Alley Quiz-Off hosted by Cobweb Corner

Yes that’s right Ladies and Gentlemen, roll-up roll-up roll-up your sleeves, its time to start swotting, sweating and rubbing those brain cells together for The Great Sally Alley Quiz-Off!

What’s so great about it?” we hear you cry. Well, it’s at the Sally of course!

We thought you said you’d never do a quiz – running out of ideas are we?” Aah sod off!

Enough with the awkward questions, here’s how it works; on the second (alright this month its the third) Thursday of every month we’re inviting a different Berkeley charity to set the questions, act as quizmaster and trouser all the entry fees. Adding to the fun, each quiz will be sponsored by one of our favourite local breweries who will be donating a case of bottled beer as the prize. There will be six rounds of different topics chosen by the charity, including one specific to their own cause. They ask you questions, you try and answer them. The team with the most correct answers wins beer. We’re allowing teams of up to six people and entry fee is £4 per person. Register your team for 7.45pm and the great quizzing commences at 8pm. It’s going to be great…I don’t know why we didn’t think of this before?!?!?

This month’s quizmasters aren’t strictly a charity but they will of course be donating the fees raised to their chosen charity. Quizmasters this month are Sally legends Glenny Greenaway and Jeanette Palmer aka Cobweb Corner! They’ll be raising money for Dementia UK which through it’s Admiral Nurses scheme provides practical support and guidance to those suffering from dementia as well as their families.

19 Aug 17

The Walled Garden Party 2017

Those of you that remember the first Walled Garden Party in 2015 weren’t really there. A truly spectacular evening that has gone down in the annals of Sally history as one of the best ever. The twinkling fairy lights strung through the trees, the wafts of atmospheric smoke from the sizzling BBQ drifting across the stage as the Broken Stones wooed us into the warm summer night. So, with such an incredible event there’s no pressure at all for the second one then? “Not suffering from that difficult second Walled Garden party syndrome are you?” we hear you cry. Well, no..not really. In true Glastonbury-style we had 2016 off to let the land recover (truth is we didn’t have time last year…plus the pigs were still in there!) and this year we’re back. Bigger than ever! This time we’ll be starting a little earlier at 4pm with a number of live music acts throughout the late afternoon and into the evening. Entry will be £5 payable on the gate. As with before we’ll have a BBQ and a bar and plenty of hay bales for you to sit on. A torch, stout footwear and a willingness to let go and have a good time are all that you require. Oh yeah, and cash. Bring cash. See you there!

24 Aug 17

Folk Night

The Sally house band (Sally and the Hamonites) will be playing in the front bar of the Sally on the third Thursday of every month (except this month is the fourth Thursday!). Expect screaming fiddles, rattling banjos and heaving accordions with some traditional Irish jigs and reels! As Shane MacGowan once described it, it’s “heart, b*lls and feet music”!! Music usually starts about 7.30pm.

14 Sep 17

The Great Sally Alley Quiz Off – Hosted by The Berkeley Scout Group

Yes that’s right Ladies and Gentlemen, roll-up roll-up roll-up your sleeves, its time to start swotting, sweating and rubbing those brain cells together for The Great Sally Alley Quiz-Off!

What’s so great about it?” we hear you cry. Well, it’s at the Sally of course!

We thought you said you’d never do a quiz – running out of ideas are we?” Aah sod off!

Enough with the awkward questions, here’s how it works; on the second Thursday of every month we’re inviting a different Berkeley charity to set the questions, act as quizmaster and trouser all the entry fees. Adding to the fun, each quiz will be sponsored by one of our favourite local breweries who will be donating a case of bottled beer as the prize. There will be six rounds of different topics chosen by the charity, including one specific to their own cause. They ask you questions, you try and answer them. The team with the most correct answers wins beer. We’re allowing teams of up to six people and entry fee is £4 per person. Register your team for 7.45pm and the great quizzing commences at 8pm. It’s going to be great…I don’t know why we didn’t think of this before?!?!?

This month the quizmasters are the Berkeley Scout Group which will be raising money to ensure they can continue to provide excellent activities to help the young children of Berkeley develop new skills as they progress into adulthood. A very worthwhile cause. Make sure you don’t miss it!

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