The Yorkshire Guild of Sommeliers


Dear Members


Yorkshire Guild of Sommeliers Annual Black Tie Dinner Dance

Saturday 30th November 2019  7.00pm - 12.00am

The Washingborough Hall Hotel, Church Hill, Washingborough, Lincoln LN4 1BE










It is with great pleasure that I invite you all to our annual Black Tie Dinner Dance in November at a delightful venue that was recently voted Britain’s “Best Loved Hotel”. This promises to be a delightful evening with great friends, flowing wine and delicious food.  It is also the occasion when our President, Deidre Buchanan, presents The Ken Buchanan Tantalus Award to a well deserving member of The Guild.


I am delighted to say that James Long late of Corney & Barrow will be presenting the wines for our dinner. 

There will be music from The Blighty Belles, including war time favourites for “Bomber County”









As usual we will have a Champagne Reception with Canapés before the meal.  Members will be able to try white wine with their starters and a stunning red wine with their main course.  Dessert wine will be served.  There will also be a mystery wine competition with the cheese, a prize for the winner.  As well as all of this will be a free raffle, which will be drawn at the end of the meal, prizes from the YGOS Sections.


Washingborough Hall has limited accommodation, which is unfortunately fully booked at the present time. Lincoln is a major tourist city (not as busy or expensive as York, but still gets very quickly booked-up).  There are many hotels nearby and I suggest you search with, or even with Air B&B.  Some listed below:-






There is a lot to see around Lincoln apart from our wonderful Cathedral and Castle, there is Doddington Hall, one of the finest Elizabethan Houses in the country. The Bomber Command Memorial stands just over a mile from Washingborough Hall (conducted tour to be arranged for Sunday morning) and if you would like to arrive on Friday at lunch time I can arrange a visit to the nearby Beeswax Farm, which is a state of the art unit belonging to Sir James Dyson.


The nearest hotel option is:-

Premier Inn                             0871 527 8604 Canwick Road, Canwick Hill, Canwick, Lincoln LN4 2RF 

In the city a large choice including:-


The White Hart                       01522 526222

The Lincoln                             01522 520348

Double Tree by Hilton             01522 565180

Holiday Inn Express                01522 504 200


I look forward to seeing you at the Dinner Dance, which will be priced at £60 per person (£65 for none members) menu and application forms will be issued later in the year. If you need any queries answered please email or phone me.


With my very best wishes


   Chris Rothery

Vice Chairman YGOS

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