Club lunch at St Olaves Hotel, Exeter

28th September 2016

large group having lunch around a long table at St Olaves
Enjoying lunch!

On 28 September the Club revisited St Olaves Hotel, following a gap of several years. After a convivial half-hour of chat in the bar area, we moved into The Treasury Restaurant. The number having lunch – sixteen – was ideal for the space available, and we were able to sit round one big table. There was uncertainty at the beginning because Keith and Janet were missing, but in the end all was well. They had been delayed because Tamar, their dear cat, required an urgent visit to the vet for tooth removal.

An unusual feature of the dining room is that, although it has no windows, it is bathed in natural lighting from the skylight above. The hotel had gone to the trouble of preparing individual name cards which, when reversed, showed our individual orders on the back. This made matters easy for the staff who were serving the food. Being a family-run hotel, it was good to see the hotel owner himself (Simon) playing his full part in serving food to his guests. A fine meal was enjoyed by all.

Peter Wingfield-Digby

View of a spiral staircase taken from the bottom looking up
Spiral staircase
Created by Alex Volkov