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Old 15th November 2023, 06:47 PM
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Ah, good point, well spotted!

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Old 16th November 2023, 08:04 AM
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If there are no wedding fayres or such like on that day, we may try to pop by to say hello, but don't book anything for us, not yet anyway
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Old 16th November 2023, 08:51 AM
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My old "neck of the woods" is quite near (North of Leicester/near Melton Mowbray) and I usually meet up with my two sisters a few weeks before Xmas in that area and visit our parents grave in Thorpe Satchville.
Not set a date yet but that Sunday is a possibility, if so I might call by.

Live too far away now to offer any frequent/active help sadly, though if it does go ahead in that area I'll really look forwards to it.

I've also had a few school reunions nearby with a similar group size (20-ish) so I'll think about suitable hotels.
The only ones that spring immediately to mind are further SW - Bosworth Hall (big) and the Royal Arms (Sutton Cheney) which is smaller.
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Old 16th November 2023, 08:14 PM
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That pub in Leicestershire is a convenient mid-way between Jim and myself but we're leaning towards Warwickshire for the actual meet. All suggestions and ideas are welcome.
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Old 16th November 2023, 09:17 PM
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You can't mention Warwickshire without noting The Leopard Inn - Bishops Tachbrook. https://theleopardinn.co.uk/
Many an A8 meet has been held there!
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Talked about this with Anely this evening, we will try to get to the lunch meeting, will confirm later in the week.

I still don't have time to do off much help, but will help as I can. I am a Rugbeian so Warwickshire is home, even though we now live 500m over the border into Northamptonshire

Caffeine and Machine would be an obvious stopping point. Not been there myself, but I've heard the owners are a bit 'snooty' so may not be such a good plan.

Silverstone would be another obvious place to visit, just over into Northants. Bicester Heritage Centre is not too far over the border either.

Also Gaydon for the British Motor Museum, or the National Motorbike Museum close to the NEC, Birmingham, or Gilks' Garage Cafe in Kineton, or The Long Itch Diner, or Whilton Mills Karting

I also just found about a place called Aurum's Lounge which is only about 5 miles from me, but have heard of it before! EDIT: this place may have shut down already, will check

Or I've got space for half a dozen or so cars on my drive

And of course I can offer a base for pre-meet tours around the area.
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Old 16th November 2023, 10:13 PM
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WOW Thanks! Great suggestions Steve. Hope you Anely can make it.
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Old 21st November 2023, 07:28 PM
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For anyone anyone interested in 2 wheels there’s the triumph factory/visitor centre and cafe on outskirts of Hinckley

Hotelwise again Hinckley just on m69 about 30-40mins from Warwick leonardo at Hinckley island(formerly jury’s inn) huge car park of which they would likely block off a section if asked nicely

Or hotels nearer Warwick is the q hotel Stratford manor, again decent car park and a good buffet breakfast 🍳 I’m sure they’d offer a deal or there’s also chesford grange
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For anyone anyone interested in 2 wheels there’s the triumph factory/visitor centre and cafe on outskirts of Hinckley

Hotelwise again Hinckley just on m69 about 30-40mins from Warwick leonardo at Hinckley island(formerly jury’s inn) huge car park of which they would likely block off a section if asked nicely

Or hotels nearer Warwick is the q hotel Stratford manor, again decent car park and a good buffet breakfast 🍳 I’m sure they’d offer a deal or there’s also chesford grange
Thanks Will check these out.
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Old 22nd November 2023, 10:32 AM
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There this new place...

https://thepistonclub.co.uk/

I can enquire for a deal if you wish and we know what numbers are typical?
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