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Steak & Ale Club

Next meeting:

Thursday 6th June 7.30pm
at The Bear, Bilton Lane, Long Lawford

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​The very informal Steak & Ale Club gathers, usually on the first Thursday of every month and alternating between various venues, to eat steak (other options are available), drink real ale (again, other options are available) and chat (the options are almost endless).

There is no subscription or membership and you don't have to attend DBC to come along, but it is helpful to know how many are likely to be there (although one or two extra can always be accommodated if you decide to join on the evening).

If you are interested, please contact David C for more information.

History of Steak & Ale

A dozen years or so ago a group of five men from DBC went on a day out to visit a former nuclear bunker and explore an underground factory site somewhere near Kidderminster.

The sudden discovery of a shared enthusiasm for things of a nerdy disposition and the enjoyment of the time spent together, soon led to the church signing up to host men's breakfasts as part of a national promotion by the Baptist Men's Movement.

With the emphasis on a hearty cooked breakfast – lovingly prepared by the women of the church – and a five-minute talk to finish, these quickly attracted a wide audience of church members and friends from outside the church.

The desire to be together stepped up another gear early in 2009 when a sign was spotted outside an award-winning pub in Rugby announcing the launch of a Tuesday evening promotion of Boozy Bangers, combining the pub's real ale reputation with a new offering of bangers and mash.

This mix of refreshment and inspiring conversation quickly became established on the DBC calendar as another social event open not just to church members but friends and family too.

A move away from serving food at the original venue saw the club move to the Green Man in Dunchurch, and Boozy Bangers became the Steak & Ale Club. When their excellent chef left to set up on his own at the Griffin, the club decided to follow. The August 2012 meeting was the first one there, and was judged a success. When the chef moved on to The Courthouse, the club followed there.

Now, after a lengthy break caused by the pandemic, the club is meeting once again, alternating between various venues.

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