We were very lucky to be the starting point for the MG Car Club’s Spring Run!
Bright and early last Sunday morning, we had 35 gleaming MG’s – old and new – join us for a morning tea before their Spring Run. Though the weather was slightly overcast in the morning. There was no doubt that the sight of these stunning cars would brighten up any passer-by’s day!
This was the first run of the year for the MGCC South East Centre. Organised by Grahame White who also runs the Speldhurst Natter, the run started at Barnsgate Manor and took the passionate drivers through the Kent and Sussex Countryside before finishing at Bewl Water. Luckily enough the weather brightened up!
The club was formed in 1930 by the MG factory in Abingdon. It boasts a worldwide membership of over 50,000 enthusiasts. Each centre organises their own events and as you can see from the South East Centre’s calendar here. They are keeping themselves very occupied.
The MGCC welcomes all MG owners, whether your car is old or new. It offers a fantastic opportunity to get together with like-minded enthusiasts and share your passion for these wonderful cars as well as offering the chance to take part in some very exciting events. You can find out more about joining here: http://www.mgcc.co.uk/membership/join-now/
It is not the first time an MG run has visited Barnsgate. Our venue has also been used as a finishing point with cream teas provided. We received some wonderful feedback:
“Hopefully we will be back again as the spacious parking, wonderful views and beautiful venue suit the MG Car Club very well and we have always been made very welcome.”
We are glad you feel this way MGCC! We very much hope to see you again in the future also. Seeing your cars really made our day so pop back anytime! We hope you had a very successful and enjoyable run!
Morgan Sports car owners joined us for lunch on St. George’s day. What a beautiful line up of motors!
For those of you who didn’t know, #DriveItDay was yesterday which meant if you were out on the road, chances are that you managed to glimpse some stunning vehicles out and about!
The weather was lovely and we were lucky enough to host the Morgan Sports Car Club from Brighton for Sunday Lunch!
You can just imagine how wonderful it would be to go on a Sunday drive through Sussex with the roof down in one of these truly distinguished motors. The Morgan Sports Car Club boasts over 5000 members worldwide and it is not exclusive to owners. Enthusiasts are welcome to join and take part in events. Each center organises track and training days as well as their “Noggin & Natter” events to get together and chat. They even have their own monthly publication for group members.
The club started with a small article in the Autocar magazine over 50 years ago advertising for any Morgan owners who would like to form a club. Now they organise tours all over the world visiting famous tracks and locations such as New Zealand and Le Mans!
Being that it was St. Georges day, we displayed the tables with a red and white theme. There was a set menu prepared for the day with a choice of Lamb, Stuffed Chicken, Cod or Halloumi Strudel. We very much hope you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly enjoyed having you!
You can see more images of the Spring lunch on the club’s website here
It was a pleasure to host the RAF Air Cadets for their annual meal at Barnsgate Manor
A lot of effort went into the presentation of our Ashdown Restaurant function suite. Throughout the day members were hanging banners, arranging tables and making sure it was going to be a night to remember.
Guests were able to mingle in our function suite as well as on our balcony while enjoying the views of the south downs (due to the weather being permitting of course!) before sitting down to a three-course meal from a set menu prepared for the evening.
The RAF Air Cadets do a lot of work to support the Royal Air Forces Association which is a charity set up to support families of RAF members through every stage of their life. They provide help by participating in exhibitions, helping less mobile, older members and joining in line ups at formal parades to point out a few examples.
Their work is valued and appreciated. The RAF offers two awards for their participation. Flying Scholarships and their rafa YOUTH Cyprus Award to help further their career opportunities within the RAF. I feel this highlights what a wonderful organisation the RAF Air Cadets really is.
You can find more information on the RAF Air Cadets here: https://www.rafa.org.uk/what-we-do/air-cadets/ Crowborough Squadron 1414
We hope you enjoyed your evening with us. It was a pleasure to be your host and we hope to see you again soon!