Ladies Group

ST OSWALD’S LADIES GROUP

Everyone was pleased to see June, our Chairman, with us again after her operation and she led us in prayer.
The Ladies Group have been asked to host the Lent lunch on 27th March at 12.45 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Thank you to members who have  offered to help in the kitchen and provide soup etc. for the lunch.
June welcomed our speaker for the evening Grace Goodlad.
What a great challenge our speaker Grace and her husband Duncan undertook purchasing the Bailey Head in Oswestry, formerly known as the Tavern, three years ago. When they put in their offer they had never heard of Oswestry and never seen the pub. Grace had worked as an Accountant before they moved from Orpington in Kent and was looking forward to a challenge. Their aim was to be at the helm
of a community pub welcoming people of all ages, customers who may just want a comfortable interlude with a soft drink, a snack using quality local ingredients, a newspaper or access to WiFi! or some quality time with a well behaved dog (just ask for a water bowl and there are always doggy snacks available). The pub was voted Most Dog Friendly Pub in the West Midlands in 2017.
They specialise in great real ales and craft beers from microbreweries but do not sell any mainstream draught beers. They have an extensive Gin Menu and a growing range of malt whiskies. The food they serve is simple platters of Shropshire and Welsh Cheeses and Antipasti, locally made pork pies, scotch eggs, venison casserole, vegan soup of the day and Ploughman’s Lunches. (No microwave and no chips!!) They source as many ingredients locally as possible.
They have won many awards but in 2018 the Shrewsbury and West Shropshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) announced the Bailey Head as the winner of the Pub of the Year Competition for Shrewsbury and West Shropshire and Market Town Pub of the year.
Our next meeting will be our Annual General Meeting on Monday March 4th at 7.30 p.m. The meeting will begin with an Informal Eucharist and our Vicar, Harvey, will be our speaker.

Ann

 

March 4 - Annual General Meeting

A selection of photos from recent meetings.