CLUB-21 MEMBERS BI-MONTHLY LUNCH

KEEPING IT LOCAL - OUR FIRST LUNCH OF 2024!
The Bun Penny, Manor Way, Lee on the Solent
Wednesday 14 February 2024
12.15pm for 12.30pm
A Happy New Year to you all! Our 73rd Bi-Monthly Club-21 Lunch since 2009, is going to be at one of the oldest inns in the area and very popular with locals and non-locals alike.

ITS HISTORY: The Bun Penny is located on Manor Way, which was originally a medieval track joining the area’s agricultural settlements with the villages of Titchfield and Stubbington. The origins of the building go back to medieval times and by the 17th Century it was a farmhouse. In the 19th Century there were attempts to develop Lee on The Solent into a holiday resort with the arrival of the railway, a pier and major developments along the seafront. Around this time the farmhouse was converted into the Victoria Hotel. Later in the 20th Century the building was refurbished to the one we see today. The name dates from this period, as during demolition of some outbuildings to create the car park, a quantity of Bun Pennies were discovered.

The Bun Penny, first minted in 1860, was a milestone in British coinage. Taking its name from its depiction of a flattering portrait of the young Queen Victoria, with her hair in a bun, the 1860 Bun Penny was important in a number of ways. It introduced bronze for lower denomination UK coins (previously copper). It also featured a seated Britannia facing right on the reverse and set the dimensions of a penny, both features that remained on the penny until 1970. Bun Pennies were minted every year from 1860 to 1894 and during that period Victoria’s head was changed subtly as she aged. There are also changes to Britannia, her shield and the light house, all of which makes these coins of interest to collectors. Whilst pennies were minted throughout the rest of Victoria’s reign, in these her portrait has lost the bun and she is shown wearing a veil.

It is rather fitting that the pub with its long heritage, should be named after a coin of such historical importance. It is said there is only one other pub named the Bun Penny in the UK.

WE LOVE THE MEMORIES OF HOW WE LUNCHED IN APRIL 2020 DURING LOCKDOWN!
Our Club-21 Members
Lunch was very different!
WE TRANSFORMED IT INTO A ‘STAY-AT-HOME’ CLUB-21 LUNCH 
Delivered to the comfort of our own homes by Ray & his team at The Anglesey Hotel.
We were not going to be ‘defeated’ by a little Lockdown!
Lin was also interviewed LIVE on Radio Solent and mentioned on Wave 105!

We’re still going strong in 2024, but things have changed somewhat!
They are more expensive for a start, but we’re back to eating out, enjoying the theatre and going on adventures Worldwide, doing what we do best, which of course is …. LIVING LIFE!

** HAPPY NEW YEAR! **

INCLUSIVE PRICE:
Club-21 Members: £24pp 
Non-members: £26pp 

Included:

Solent Events 25th Anniversary Lunch celebration on ‘No Man’s Fort’ with our favourite Tour Operators – Tony (Success Tours) & Glen (Wendy Wu Tours)

Chewton Glen, New Forest – 10 December 2019  

Southampton Harbour Hotel, Ocean Village, Southampton

IT IS AS IMPORTANT IN 2024 AS IT WAS IN 2022 TO REMEMBER THAT WE LOST NEARLY 2-YEARS OF OUR LEISURE TIME, SO AS
WE’RE BACK TO NORMAL, WE’RE TRYING TO HELP YOU ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF LIFE. OUR DINNER THEATRE TRIPS, AWAY-DAYS,  EUROPEAN & WORLDWIDE  HOLIDAYS ARE BACK!

Remembering those days in 2020 will stand us in good stead as we move forward into a new, hopefully brighter, future – so…..
1. ‘Focus not on what you cannot do,
but concentrate & enjoy what you CAN do’.  
2. ‘Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.’ 
3. ‘Don’t let your worries about tomorrow,
steal your joys from today’.

Wednesday 14 February 2024
IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY! No doubt the excitement has long gone for most of us, so let’s have our own Little Lunch Bash!

BUN PENNY Manor Way, Lee on the Solent

1200  Bun Penny opens for early arrivals

1230  Lunch is served

DRESS CODE:      Impress us with your Valentine Theme! Prize for the most impressive!

Club-21 Member: £24pp
Non-member Guest: courses £26pp 

Price includes:
2-course Lunch – Main & Dessert; staff gratuity;  Impressive Valentine prize! 

Drinks, Coffee & Tea – if required, please purchase from the bar (to be paid locally)

BUN PENNY LUNCH MENU

Mains 
Wagyu Beefburger – with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese
Apple Braised Pork Belly – with Bubble’n’Squeak, Braised Red Cabbage & Homemade Apple Sauce
Homemade Salmon & Herb Fishcakes – with Homemade Tartare Sauce & Dressed Salad
Chickpea Sweet Potato & Spinach Curry – with rice, naan & lime pickle
Warm Breaded Buttermilk Chicken Breast Salad – with bacon & Avocado

SIDE of Handcut Chips or Sweet Potato Fries or Chips (£4 Supplement)

Desserts 
Warm Chocolate Brownie – with Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Ice Cream
Bun Penny ‘Bespoke’ Lemon Meringue Pie
Vanilla Créme Bruleé with raspberry Sorbet & Short Bread
Belgium Waffle – with Blue Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce & Fluffy Cream
Fruit Crumble – with Custard
Banoffee Pie
Treacle Tart – with Vanilla Ice Cream
Selection of Cheese & Biscuits with Fruit Chutney (£1.95 supplement)

Coffee | Tea 
If required, please order and pay at the bar

DIETARY: Please ensure that you indicate on the booking form if you have any specific dietary requirements, as these can only be taken at time of booking.

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