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As the proprietaire, I feel it is time that I started to blog , like the US president, whose name we don't mention.
January can be quiet so we have decided to liven things up with a Burns Celebration on Sunday and Wednesday. Forget the kilt and bagpipes, we are not that keen, but we have very good grub by Scottish standards, which is not difficult, and our Henry addressing the Haggis, assisted by the master, Hamish Aitkin.
Next event will be a touch of the Romeo and Juliet in February followed by a serious St David's Day with Henry and myself bringing back memories of Richard Burton and Dylan Thomas.
This will be an event not to miss.

A Sad Loss

We have all been stunned by the news about one of the Gallipot's great characters, Arthur Jameson, who passed away in his sleep on May 26th.
'Arthur's seat' has long been a feature of the bar and it is very sad to see it without him.
Our thoughts go out to Joyce and the rest of the family.

April 2015

We're well on our way into spring now and our garden has been open for a few weeks after a relatively miserable winter weather-wise. John Hawkridge the owner, Nick the manager and Amanda the chef have been hard at work in the garden planting a huge variety of new plants and flowers to fill the flowerbeds and pots and John assured us it'll be rivalling Kew Gardens soon! Photos can be seen here

We'll be having an Annual Golf Day at Holtye Golf Club on Tuesday the 26th of May and we're looking for 10 teams of 4 players to join us. You can apply and find out more by popping in and speaking to a member of staff. Speaking of teams, we've had a few new staff members join us who have settled in brilliantly.

We had a wonderful monthly Sunday Night Music Night last Sunday with The Penny Payne Band and we're now looking forward to being joined by Nigel Bagge on the 24th of May (you can see more about our upcoming music nights on our events page)

Our next guest ale will be Hepworth Brewery's Dark Horse dark ale, followed by Isfield's Equinox amber ale and Harveys' George and Dragon ruby ale. We've also got in some lovely Rekorderlig ciders at present which are perfect to cool down with on a hot day.

We hope to see you soon and we'll be keeping our fingers crossed that we see more bright summery weather soon!

Best wishes,
From all the team at The Gallipot Inn.

February 2015

We're now over a month into 2015 and things are looking well as always at The Gallipot Inn!

We currently have a delicious pale ale on our guest tap from Larkins Brewery along with our usual beers; Harvey's Best Bitter and Larkins Traditional. We have a few more guest beers lined up so you can look forward to more lovely ales in the near future.

We saw a good crowd when we were joined by the brilliant Nigel Bagge Band on January 25th for our most recent Sunday Music Night, and we're now looking forward to Penny Payne and her band, who will be joining us on February 22nd, which you can see more about on our events page.

We've kept the fires roaring the past few weeks in the cold winter weather so, as always, we'd love to welcome you in for a meal or a drink in our cosy pub. Menus are updated on the website regularly and can be found in our 'Eat' section if you plan on booking and would like a better idea of what we're currently serving.

Best wishes from all of us at The Gallipot Inn and have a wonderful February.

December 2014

We'd noticed the Galliblog shamefully hadn't been updated in almost a year, so thought it was about time to bring it back!

Buisness has been running smoothly here at the Gallipot and we're looking forward to offering a lovely, fresh December menu this month, as well as a set price Christmas party menu, cooked by our wonderful chefs Leo and Amanda. We've also got a few events coming up including music nights and a New Year's Eve do which you can see more of on our events page.

But for now the fire is lit and the Christmas decorations are up, so for all of those who want to get out of the cold and perhaps get into a festive spirit should pop in and enjoy a pint or a meal with us - plus it won't be long before we have the much loved Harvey's Christmas Ale on our guest tap again!

And finally, in relation to the previous blog entry, we're proud to say John's little Sussex beef cow Gallipot (born on our opening day), is now accompanied by a sibling called Gallipot II, out of the same cow a year later.

The team here wishes you all the best through this chilly start to the month and we hope to see you soon.

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!

The Chronometric Vole

Yer not so thick as you look!
Yer not so thick as you look!

Sunday night saw the first appearance of the long awaited Chronometric Vole at the Gallipot.
Mick Howard together with folk music from Percy Chinn and Sloe Gin produced a memorable evening and included a wonderful talent show - "You're not as thick as you look", which knocks spots off any of the existing ones. His range of characters was astonishing including a German pastor, a new version of the Queen in a stunning neglige and blue ball gown and some hilarious songs.

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