MAY IS MILD AND MUSIC –
Let’s start with alliteration! It’s May and the two main features of this month are mild and music. It’s officially mild month when brewers specialise in producing various mild beers. We will have plenty of different ones this month. And this is the month we launch our music nights every Sunday. So, read on and take this copy home with you for reference.
MUSIC EVERY SUNDAY –
From the 12th of May we plan to have live acoustic music at the pub every Sunday night. Ceri and her fiddlers who played here on St Patrick’s Night and again a few weeks ago will be back along with a new group of talented musicians from the Universities of Medway Students’ Union Music Society. Not forgetting our regulars on the last Sunday of the month. Del and his team will keep that regular spot. The variety should be interesting. Other musicians will still be welcome to join in, so it should be a little different each week.
ARMED FORCES DAY –
It falls on Saturday 29th June this year and we plan to have available a collection of ales with military names or connections. There will be a big celebration.
KGV RUM CLUB –
The May meeting is on Monday 20th. Cynthia from Grog will be here to tell us about her rum and let us sample it. We also have guests lined-up for June and July so it’s a busy period for the club. It’s just for members, but if you are interested in rum and would like to join us, please talk to John or Diane.
JULY WALK –
Sponsorship forms are behind the bar for our annual charity walk from the pub. It’s on Saturday 6th July. Our main charity will be FACE which is to raise money to build a pre-school nursery just outside of Cape Town. Please join us!
CASK MARQUE –
We have just had our latest Cask Marque unannounced test and we’ve passed it with flying colours – full marks in every category. For those who don’t know, Cask Marque is an independent organisation that checks the quality of real ale in pubs.
BRUGES TRIP –
A day trip to Bruges is on the cards for Tuesday 11th June. It’s being organised by the Medway LVA which is why it’s on a Tuesday but there are spaces on board for KGV customers if anyone wants to go. It will be an early start but we should have plenty of time in the city. The likely cost is £35 per person. If you are interested please leave your details with the bar staff and we will get back to you.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT –
The KGV competition is still alive. There is still one game to play from the last round and when that is complete the next round will be drawn.
Diane and I have just spent time in South Africa checking out the charity project we have undertaken with a big group of friends. It involves re-developing a pre-school nursery in a township just outside of Cape Town. You can see a video of how it now looks on our Facebook page. It lasts just over four minutes but gives you a good idea of how basic it is. We plan to build three new classrooms, toilets and a covered walkway. It should be superb when it’s finished in February when we all go out to physically complete the project. It will cater for almost 40 youngsters. We have raised around £20,000 of the £30,000 needed so there’s still a long way to go. You can help by buying tickets for our monthly wheel spin for prizes of meals at the pub. Each £1 donated goes to the fund with no administration costs. Or you can join us for our charity walk on Saturday 6th July. Sponsorship forms are available behind the bar or you can download them from our website. Thanks to everyone who has helped so far.
WHEEL SPIN –
The April winners were chosen in a roulette style on the last day of the month. The winners of the steak meal for two with wine were Gaz and Nic. The winners of the curry meal for two with an Indian beer were John and Jill. We raised £27 last month, a little less than previous months so please make an effort to increase the total during May. Tickets – or ribbons - are just £1 each and there are two chances to win.
4th: KGV Walk from the pub at 1000
6th: Whisky Society meets
20th: Rum Club meets