24 Jan 22

The Leftover Pie Lottery

According to the ancient English proverb, “the early bird catcheth the worm”. According to Diageo and Guinness’s marketing department however, “good things come to those who wait”. Difficult to work out which one is correct – the intellectual and philosophical heavyweights of 17th century England or the brewers of an iconic dry stout that has been responsible for making Irishmen and women late for work for over 250 years? It’s time for you to find out every other Monday night by entering our Leftover Pie Lottery. Allow us to explain. Each weekend we purchase a set number of delicious fresh pies from Plenty Pies of Woodchester. If we have a busy weekend we tend to have a few leftover, uncooked and uneaten. If we have a quiet weekend we can have a lot leftover. Previously we either cooked and ate these pies ourselves or we gave them to friends and family. Following a few quiet weekends this strategy has taken it’s toll on our waistbands and we’ve had a rethink. From now on, every other Monday night leftover pies (still in date and kept and served to professional food hygiene standards) will be available to you from 5pm, served with chips and gravy at a bargain price of £5. It gets better. From 6pm the same dish is available for £4. From 7pm £3, 8pm £2 and from 9pm just £1 for pie, chips and gravy! “Sounds great” we hear you cry, “but why is it a lottery?” Well, to add a bit of fun into the event, we’re not going to tell you how many pies we have available at any point either before or during the night. Your gamble therefore is when to place your order. Either you can be the early bird and secure your worm (or pie in this case) or you can hold out for an absolute bargain but risk the pies selling out and not getting any worms (pies) at all! This will be a bit of fun so best taken it in the spirit it’s intended. If you’re someone who gets ‘hangry’, this event probably isn’t for you. If you’re someone who writes furiously to Trip Advisor that you didn’t get a Cordon Bleu dining experience for your £4, this event is also not for you. If you’re someone who is up for a bit of fun and is willing to gamble for a bargain, we’ll see you at some point from 5pm for the Leftover Pie Lottery!

27 Jan 22

Cheese Club

The Sally Cheese Club is back! On the last Thursday of every month we’ll take you on a guided tasting of five of the very best cheeses known to man. Each one will of course be paired with a delicious beer or cider and accompanied with fascinating fromage facts from our convivial host, “Jerry the Cheese”.  Always an amazing night with booking essential. Cheese Club starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 available on the bar or you can buy them online here (includes a booking fee).

31 Jan 22

Last Orders Picture House – The Usual Suspects

The Last Orders Picture House is our very own cinema inside a pub! Yep, that’s right, kitted out with an insanely expensive cinema projector and sound system, super cool deckchairs, beanbag sofas and even a popcorn machine! Plus of course, one thing that Vue, Odeon, Cineworld and even your Amazon Prime subscription and front room can’t deliver on….EPIC beer and cider!! As well as an array of fresh foamy pints we’ll have popcorn, chocolate, sweets and ice cream to keep your tastebuds as entertained as you will be. The Usual Suspects, winner of 2 Oscars, is an incredible crime thriller, which regularly features amongst the greatest films of all time. This Bryan Singer classic follows the story of a sole survivor (Kevin Spacey) who tells the story of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat. Those of you who have seen it, keep schtum about the ending!! Tickets are £7.50 each and include a free carton of homemade popcorn. We have only 23 tickets available so make sure you don’t miss out. Grab your tickets either online here (includes a booking fee) or from behind the bar. Film starts at 7.30pm promptly so please arrive in plenty of time to order any drinks/snacks and take your seats.  

03 Feb 22

Live Music – The Holly Carter Blues Collective

Holly has wowed the Sally a few times now with her own brand of folk-blues fingerpicking musical magic. Each time she’s been so good we just had to book her up again. In order to save ourselves a lot of admin and Holly a lot of pestering, we’ve now just agreed to have Holly play here for you every first Thursday in the month. Each time however Holly will be joined by different members of her ‘blues collective’ to bring you an evening of the finest New Orleans blues, swing and Americana with a splash of country thrown in for good measure. Holly will host and curate a different ensemble of artists each month to give a fresh musical flavour as they take you on a journey through the finest beer-supping, hand-clapping, toe-tapping blues that neither Ham nor Berkeley has ever seen the likes of before! Music starts at 7.30pm.

07 Feb 22

The Leftover Pie Lottery

According to the ancient English proverb, “the early bird catcheth the worm”. According to Diageo and Guinness’s marketing department however, “good things come to those who wait”. Difficult to work out which one is correct – the intellectual and philosophical heavyweights of 17th century England or the brewers of an iconic dry stout that has been responsible for making Irishmen and women late for work for over 250 years? It’s time for you to find out every other Monday night by entering our Leftover Pie Lottery. Allow us to explain. Each weekend we purchase a set number of delicious fresh pies from Plenty Pies of Woodchester. If we have a busy weekend we tend to have a few leftover, uncooked and uneaten. If we have a quiet weekend we can have a lot leftover. Previously we either cooked and ate these pies ourselves or we gave them to friends and family. Following a few quiet weekends this strategy has taken it’s toll on our waistbands and we’ve had a rethink. From now on, every other Monday night leftover pies (still in date and kept and served to professional food hygiene standards) will be available to you from 5pm, served with chips and gravy at a bargain price of £5. It gets better. From 6pm the same dish is available for £4. From 7pm £3, 8pm £2 and from 9pm just £1 for pie, chips and gravy! “Sounds great” we hear you cry, “but why is it a lottery?” Well, to add a bit of fun into the event, we’re not going to tell you how many pies we have available at any point either before or during the night. Your gamble therefore is when to place your order. Either you can be the early bird and secure your worm (or pie in this case) or you can hold out for an absolute bargain but risk the pies selling out and not getting any worms (pies) at all! This will be a bit of fun so best taken it in the spirit it’s intended. If you’re someone who gets ‘hangry’, this event probably isn’t for you. If you’re someone who writes furiously to Trip Advisor that you didn’t get a Cordon Bleu dining experience for your £4, this event is also not for you. If you’re someone who is up for a bit of fun and is willing to gamble for a bargain, we’ll see you at some point from 5pm for the Leftover Pie Lottery!

10 Feb 22

The Great Sally Alley Quiz

Remember all those terrible Zoom quizzes you had to do during lockdown? What were they all about?!? No dazzling selection of cask ales to lubricate the neurons, no chip butty at the end and a wonky internet connection that made it ten times longer than it should have been and more like a game of musical statues than a battle of the braincells. Paxman would have turned in his grave, if he wasn’t still alive.

Anyway, the good news is, the Sally Alley Quiz is back, replete with chip butties and beer!

Every second Thursday of every month we’ll invite a different quizmaster to ask you six rounds of different topics. They ask you questions, you try and answer them. The team with the most correct answers wins beer! Pretty simple really. We’re allowing teams of up to six people and entry fee is £4 per person.

28 Feb 22

Last Orders Picture House – Moonrise Kingdom

The Last Orders Picture House is our very own cinema inside a pub! Yep, that’s right, kitted out with an insanely expensive cinema projector and sound system, super cool deckchairs, beanbag sofas and even a popcorn machine! Plus of course, one thing that Vue, Odeon, Cineworld and even your Amazon Prime subscription and front room can’t deliver on….EPIC beer and cider!! As well as an array of fresh foamy pints we’ll have popcorn, chocolate, sweets and ice cream to keep your tastebuds as entertained as you will be. This quirky and off-beat Oscar nominated Wes Anderson film follows a pair of young lovers who flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. As with all Anderson’s films its beautiful and hilarious. Tickets are £7.50 each and include a free carton of homemade popcorn. We have only 23 tickets available so make sure you don’t miss out. Grab your tickets either online here (includes a booking fee) or from behind the bar. Film starts at 7.30pm promptly so please arrive in plenty of time to order any drinks/snacks and take your seats.

28 Mar 22

Last Orders Picture House – Notting Hill

The Last Orders Picture House is our very own cinema inside a pub! Yep, that’s right, kitted out with an insanely expensive cinema projector and sound system, super cool deckchairs, beanbag sofas and even a popcorn machine! Plus of course, one thing that Vue, Odeon, Cineworld and even your Amazon Prime subscription and front room can’t deliver on….EPIC beer and cider!! As well as an array of fresh foamy pints we’ll have popcorn, chocolate, sweets and ice cream to keep your tastebuds as entertained as you will be. This BAFTA award winning wonderfully lovely romcom starring Hugh Grant & Julia Roberts follows the life of a simple bookshop owner and how things change when he meets the most famous film star in the world. Tickets are £7.50 each and include a free carton of homemade popcorn. We have only 23 tickets available so make sure you don’t miss out. Grab your tickets either online here (includes a booking fee) or from behind the bar. Film starts at 7.30pm promptly so please arrive in plenty of time to order any drinks/snacks and take your seats.

25 Apr 22

Last Orders Picture House – Fight Club

 

The Last Orders Picture House is our very own cinema inside a pub! Yep, that’s right, kitted out with an insanely expensive cinema projector and sound system, super cool deckchairs, beanbag sofas and even a popcorn machine! Plus of course, one thing that Vue, Odeon, Cineworld and even your Amazon Prime subscription and front room can’t deliver on….EPIC beer and cider!! As well as an array of fresh foamy pints we’ll have popcorn, chocolate, sweets and ice cream to keep your tastebuds as entertained as you will be. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, this film was nominated for over 38 awards including an Oscar, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt & Edward Norton. An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more. The first rule of fight club is…

Tickets are £7.50 each and include a free carton of homemade popcorn. We have only 23 tickets available so make sure you don’t miss out. Grab your tickets either online here (includes a booking fee) or from behind the bar. Film starts at 7.30pm promptly so please arrive in plenty of time to order any drinks/snacks and take your seats.

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