Going back to the future

June 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Last night Nickie and I had a ticket to the hottest party in town – the Hall & Woodhouse Brew Ha Ha. Hall & woodhouse has just opened its brand new £5 million brewery and to celebrate a 1777 inspired feast was prepared (this was the year H&W was founded)  – and many of the guests dressed up for the occasion!

When we arrived at The Crown Hotel in Blandford we were greeted by a juggler on stilts and a glass of Badger ale – of course! The feast consisted of four courses and included 1777-esq cuisine like wild boar sausages, veal porridge and a dessert of melted chocolate to drink – as was the fashion at the time apparently – Nickie and I are thinking we should bring that particular trend back!

From the food to the entertainment, the atmosphere to the company, it was an incredible evening, made all the more special by the fact that so many people dressed up in the fashion of the day.

As you can see from the photo even (from left to right) Anthony and Mark Woodhouse, Hall & Woodhouse Retail Director, David Hoare, who dressed as Napoleon, and Martin Scott, Finance Director got involved. David’s rationale for the Napoleon costume was that without Napoleon there would be no Badger ales, as Charles Hall brewed the first Badger beer for the Weymouth based troops who were fighting the Napoleonic war!

Well thank goodness for Napoleon – is all I can say!


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