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We try to hold a series of social events for members and their friends through the year. The idea is to give members a chance to meet each other and enjoy themselves, without the whole-day commitment involved in most of the outings.

We hold some of them in the evenings to make them more accessible for people who can't get to our daytime events. Booking forms for all events are in the latest Newsletter, or you can ask the Publicity Secretary to email you a booking form.

Unlike our outings, transport isn't provided unless stated.

Please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope with all bookings

Booking forms came with the latest Newsletter


Thurs 11 October



Last date for booking
28 September

Themed Meal at Corfe Castle Tearooms

We will be transforming the Corfe Castle Tea Rooms for a Caledonian themed evening with a Scottish menu, a bagpiper and a very special raffle for a bottle of Glenrothes Speyside single malt; come and join us for venison with neeps’n’tatties, cheeses from J Mellis, Cheesemongers of St Andrews, and Cranacken (an oaty, creamy raspberry confection) all served up by Jean and her team at the Tea-Rooms.

Before we eat we will have welcome drinks and canapés in the garden and hear the bagpipes played by Campbell de Burgh among the floodlit ruins of Corfe Castle. Add a little autumn mist and we’ll have a magical evening.

Tartan about your person welcome but optional!

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to buy. Feel free to bring your own wine, beer etc.

Members £24 Non-members £26

Sun 18 November


The Italian Kitchen
Wareham Quay


Last date for booking
11 November

Sunday Lunch - Good food, good company!

This time we meet at The Italian Kitchen, on the Quay in Wareham with lovely views across the meadows from upstairs. They want me to order in advance so please look at their menu at

and fill in our application form accordingly.

Pay your own bill at the restaurant, but as this is being arranged by PANT there will be a box for donations for NT funds.


Fri 11 January

12.15 for 1pm


Last date for booking
28 December

New Year Lunch - Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Once again we are at this popular venue with panoramic views across the heathland to Poole Harbour.

The lunch consists of 3 courses, with tea or coffee and a chocolate to follow, together with a non alcoholic fruit punch on arrival.

Please mark your choice on the application form by using the letter beside each dish on the menu. Also, please indicate if you wish to be seated with anyone in particular.

Sun 17 March



Last date for booking
12 March

Sunday Lunch - Good food, good company!

We return to Athelhampton House for their very good Sunday lunch. We will all have the carvery which has an excellent choice of meats and vegetables, and a vegetarian option.

If you would like to come, you ring and let Venn Goldsack know at least five days in advance. Spaces will have been reserved but need to be confirmed. Travel in own cars, but we can try to arrange lifts.

Sun 19 May


The Kings Arms

Last date for booking
14 May

Sunday Lunch - Good food, good company!

Another return - this time to The Kings Arms, Stoborough. Experience has shown that it is helpful for them to have our choices in advance. Please take a look on:

and fill in our application form accordingly.

You will pay for your own meal but, as this is being arranged by PANT there will be a box for donations for NT funds.


This page was last updated 19 August 2018

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