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Pub for car meet - Leicester / Nottingham

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jimbobs

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246 posts

173 months

Monday 30th January
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Hi.

I'm thinking of organising a car meet somewhere between Nottingham and Leicester so I'm looking for a pub, somewhere near the A46 probably, that's about equidistant from both.

I don't really know that area particularly well. Have any of you wise souls got any suggestions of a pub with enough parking for, say, 15-odd cars (midweek) that's likely to be friendly. By the way, it's not going to be for a load of barried-up hot hatches - much more civilised!

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

brad ukcarscene

60 posts

50 months

Tuesday 31st January
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Not sure if it's still open but the six hills hotel has a decent sized car park, not really a pub though but think they'd do food / drinks!

Jesus

9,501 posts

106 months

Tuesday 31st January
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Just off the A46 at Syston

http://www.thegatehangswellsyston.co.uk

The local Alpina club used to meet here.

raceboy

11,101 posts

197 months

Wednesday 1st February
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Jesus said:
Just off the A46 at Syston

http://www.thegatehangswellsyston.co.uk
2nd Sunday in the month it's the location of the East Mids TVRCC meet. wink

Jesus

9,501 posts

106 months

Wednesday 1st February
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3rd Sunday of the month they get recovered?
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jimbobs

Original Poster:

246 posts

173 months

Friday 3rd February
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Thanks all

I've gone for the Packe Arms in Hoton but it's good to have a few back ups...

CSLchappie

243 posts

121 months

Saturday 4th February
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That's a couple of villages on from me, I've never been though, it looks quite small from the frontage, does it have a decent sized car park to the rear?

I'd recommend the Three Crowns in Wymeswold, plenty of parking around the back and last time we went the food and service was excellent.
The Plough in Normanton on Soar ranks highly too, very good and varied menu, lovely setting along the banks of the Soar and a reasonably sized car park.
I'd also rank my local very highly, although the parking is non-existent so probably not much use, its also cash only - The Generous Britton in Costock.
A bit bit further down the A60 in Bunny is the Rancliffe Arms, I've always found it a bit cliquey but folks rate the food and is has plenty of parking, so long as a bus load of old dears hasn't turned up.
The Three Horse Shoes in East Leake is also worth a shout if you're struggling to find somewhere.

jimbobs said:
Thanks all

I've gone for the Packe Arms in Hoton but it's good to have a few back ups...

Jesus

9,501 posts

106 months

Saturday 4th February
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Do you drink the beer in the Briton?

CSLchappie

243 posts

121 months

Saturday 4th February
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Now and then, not so much recently as we tend to get lumbered with one of the grandkids at the weekend.

Jesus

9,501 posts

106 months

Saturday 4th February
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Just wondered...
My mate, your neighbour, says it's a risk laugh

The Crack Fox

12,257 posts

109 months

Wednesday 8th February
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jimbobs said:
Hi.

I'm thinking of organising a car meet somewhere between Nottingham and Leicester so I'm looking for a pub, somewhere near the A46 probably, that's about equidistant from both.

I don't really know that area particularly well. Have any of you wise souls got any suggestions of a pub with enough parking for, say, 15-odd cars (midweek) that's likely to be friendly. By the way, it's not going to be for a load of barried-up hot hatches - much more civilised!

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
Do it! There used to be a fantastic meet at Ashby Folville, quite popular with PHers. We need another meet like that.

The Gate Hangs Well is perfect, landlord is a petrolhead, there's a TVR meet there now and then, and it's very easy to reach from all directions. Food is OK, plenty of parking and the lawn backs on to the river. It's here; https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Gate+Hangs+Wel...

Good luck in setting it up. smile

Jay_87

820 posts

121 months

Thursday 9th February
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I wouldsnt recommend the Six Hills hotel anymore, the place has gone down in a big way over the last few years I think its now been sold.

+1 for Wymeswold though, its not far off the A46 and is about half way for Notts/Leics
+1 Also the Gates Hangs Well... There are already a few cars meets there so the landlord wouldnt oppose although its more Leics than it is Notts.

If it goes ahead I'd be up for a mid week ride out.

V8LM

3,933 posts

126 months

Thursday 9th February
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jimbobs said:
By the way, it's not going to be for a load of barried-up hot hatches - much more civilised!
Policed how?

thepanays

86 posts

76 months

Monday 13th March
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jimbobs said:
Thanks all

I've gone for the Packe Arms in Hoton but it's good to have a few back ups...
Good choice, I organise a meeting there every 3rd. Wednesday of the month starting in April for Members of the official Mercedes Benz Club.
Excellent food reasonably priced and good hard standing car park.

QBee

14,264 posts

61 months

Thursday 30th March
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The Unicorns Head in Langar was the TVR Meet venue until it burnt down. It has now reopened I hear

thepanays

86 posts

76 months

Sunday 2nd April
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jimbobs said:
Thanks all

I've gone for the Packe Arms in Hoton but it's good to have a few back ups...
When do you intend to have your meeting?

Dave_M

5,418 posts

141 months

Monday 3rd April
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Would be nice to have more things around here, any idea when from?

The Gate Hangs Well has other car groups meet there too, the car park is large and flat and there is an overspill field that can be used by prior arrangement. The landlord is indeed heavily into cars and Bikes smile

Jay_87

820 posts

121 months

Tuesday 18th April
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Any news on this?

Dave_M

5,418 posts

141 months

Thursday 20th April
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Jay, it would be nice to meet up with you two, if this comes off or not smile

Jay_87

820 posts

121 months

Monday 24th April
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Dave_M said:
Jay, it would be nice to meet up with you two, if this comes off or not smile
Certainly up for that Dave.

We'll have to get something arranged.