The Gallipot News: January


We have now been open for 8 months under the new team. With Miranda as our initial driving force ably assisted by Natalie, Nick and Guitar Chris behind the bar and Max and Tim in the kitchen.

Having established the Gallipot once more on the map, Miranda has stood down, although still helping behind the bar from time to time and Nick has taken over as manager, assisted by Chris Martin. The kitchen has been strengthened by the addition of two excellent chefs, Leo and Amanda, who have combined some classic English dishes, such as sussex smokies and suet puddings with Max’s Italian and Mexican food. Our signature dishes have become Sussex beef in the form of ribeye and fillet steak and delicious paellas. We have also adorned the bar with Jo’s homemade cakes and biscuits and have a state of the art coffee machine.

The New Year was seen in with a low key party for all for which Max produced a great buffet and it was a great way of celebrating amongst friends. January is kicking off with our usual Tuesday Quiz night on the 7th. On the 13th we shall be providing refreshments for those that go to the funeral of Graham Gibbs. Graham, a retired flight engineer, who lived in Cat Street and was one of the great pub characters with a superb sense of humour and always very generous and for whom nothing was too much trouble. He will be missed. On the 19th we kick off our Sunday evening music programme with 'Jazz Train'; a duo playing chilled and mellow music. We are a small venue and can only cope with small bands but so far it has been a lot of fun.Sadly Toot’s steam roller has been put to bed for the winter but we look forward to greeting it again in the spring.

Down on the farm, our Sussex beef cows are certainly not enjoying the wet weather, but the calf Gallipot, born on our opening day continues to thrive and will soon have to leave her mother, who will be preparing for this years calf.

All of us wish you a very happy new year!

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