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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 16/07/19 - **7pm**

Post by Mpv2k3 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:18 pm

Good to meet you. Glad you found us in the end.

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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 16/07/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 am

Good to meet you too :thumleft: - and sorry we didn't realise you'd arrived and already got yourself some chips. :oops:
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by AaronM1991 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:13 pm

If this is on next month, i will do my best to be there! new to the forum and im only in medway so would be good to meet you guys!
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:28 am

As long as people turn up we will keep having the meet every month (we will only give up if it becomes the same two or three of us every month and nobody else bothers). It will be good to see you there. :thumleft:
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Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:43 pm

Sorry won't be at the next Dartford Meet :( , will be driving back from Croft Track Day instead :thumleft:

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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:42 am

Is anybody else coming to this meet this month - it is Tuesday this week? We know Nigel won't be there ... I'll post again later today or tomorrow and see how it is looking for anybody else turning up.
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by New Duke » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:11 am

I would love to but I'll still be here in California working hard...
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by Ranjan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:39 pm

Haydn,

Saw a great hotel band called the Poo Shifters at The Terrazza but we were drunk at the time so my appreciation may have been a bit skewed :beers:

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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by Mpv2k3 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:20 pm

Brian, if it's only going to be myself and you tomorrow, let's give it a miss as although the food and company is good, its not worth the travelling for a short meet
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:27 pm

Marc - That was why I posted up ... if someone else confirms they'll be coming I'll make the effort, but if we get nobody else saying they'll be there before tomorrow morning I agree.

I won't be at the September meet - I'll be taking a leaf out of Haydn's book and living it up on the west coast of the US - I just won't be working as hard as he obviously is. ;)
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by casey » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:29 pm

Sorry guys, will be in Dorset tomorrow.

Don't overdo it Haydn ;) :lol:
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by ThoppersRX8 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 pm

Very sorry guys I wont be able to make Dartford this month, hopefully see you soon

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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 20/08/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:05 am

OK as nobody has confirmed they'll be coming and the chances are just Marc and I would have ended up having a nice romantic meal together, so we'll cancel the meet for this month. Next one will be September 17th.
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If this is on next month, i will do my best to be there! new to the forum and im only in medway so would be good to meet you guys!
Apologies if you were going to come, hopefully there will be more takers for September (I'll be away unfortunately, I'll be there for the October meet barring the same thing happening again).
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**

Post by AaronM1991 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:40 pm

Thats a shame! I guess I will meet you at the next one then :thumright:
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Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:49 pm

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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**

Post by New Duke » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:21 pm

But are you really Nigel ;)

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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**

Post by warpc0il » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:58 am

:? Why would anyone create a fake Nigel?
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by New Duke » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:48 pm

Thought I'd submit a proposal for a new venue to try at some point. This is The Lion in Farningham. I went there on Wednesday because my friends and I couldn't really stand the menu and stale atmosphere at The Wharf any more.

It's a Vintage Inns pub, only a couple of minutes further south along the M25. It's lovely inside with a mix of open areas and smaller more private spaces. The garden is huge and stretches out to a very pretty river. The menu is great and comparable in price to The Wharf while the food quality is much better. In addition to the regular pub grub they also do hand-stretched pizzas which are excellent. The dessert menu is more varied as well. There's loads of parking, either in the pub car park or over the road. My mates and I are making it our regular from now on.

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https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurant ... farningham
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. =D> I think I've been in there - is this where you basically get off the M25 and head for Brands Hatch but turn right at the roundabout by the petrol station, the car park is down there on the left but if you miss it just turn left at the end of the road and park on the other side of a bridge and walk back to the pub?
I'd be up to try this out (Marc, they do gammon, egg and chips so it's nearly ham, egg & chips, just a bit better), what does anybody else who might come think?
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by warpc0il » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:03 am

We stopped-off at The Lion a few times, the last being about 6 years ago, when it was friendly but a bit run down.

Looking at the website, someone has put some money into the place and it's now part of the Vintage Inns group - hopefully that's "a good thing".
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by casey » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:10 pm

At the moment it looks as though I can make the next meet :D

I'd be up for trying the different venue :thumleft:
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Re: Dartford Meet: Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by New Duke » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 am

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I think I've been in there - is this where you basically get off the M25 and head for Brands Hatch but turn right at the roundabout by the petrol station, the car park is down there on the left but if you miss it just turn left at the end of the road and park on the other side of a bridge and walk back to the pub?
That's the one ;)

As Dave said it's had a lot of money spent on doing it up. It's a chain pub, but I think a nice one. And you can book tables online if desired. It'll be a really good spot when the summer weather is back.

I'm gonna stop plugging it now in case you guys hate it :lol:

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Re: Dartford Meet: VENUE CHANGE for Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by Shagrington » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:30 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Nigel and I discussed this today and we have decided to give The Lion a try for this month at least. Attendances at The Wharf have been falling off in recent months and perhaps a change of location might get a few more people interested ... and it looks like a nice pub with a good menu, so it seems worth a try at the very least.

So anybody considering attending the meet this month please note:
WE HAVE A CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THE MEET ON OCTOBER 15TH WHICH WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE LION IN FARNINGHAM
APPROPRIATE LINKS, THE PUB'S ADDRESS ETC CAN BE FOUND IN THE FIRST POST ON PAGE 1
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Dartford Meet: Tuesday 17/09/19 - **7pm**

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:50 pm

Thanks Brian for updating the first post and will update the Calendar shortly :thumleft:

If there is enough interest in the October Meet then will book a table for 6 to 8 people or more of course :thumleft:

Hope it's not too far for those Members who come from the other side of the Dartford Tunnel/Bridge though :?: :!:


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Dartford Meet: VENUE CHANGE for Tuesday 15/10/19 - **7pm**

Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:22 pm

List time, so who's committing themselves to this New Location on the 15th :?:

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