It’s now been just over two months since Ben has taken over the tenancy of The White House, and perhaps a good time for an update on progress. Trading over the summer period has been encouraging, and it has been good to see that the Thursday coffee mornings and the Wednesday night quiz are still going strong. These have been joined by a number of new initiatives to help broaden the appeal of the pub, such as the introduction of a hearty brunch menu on Saturday mornings, and the pub being open for drinks on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
In addition to these, Ben is also keen to encourage more pub related games and activities during the week. The cribbage league has restarted on Monday evenings, and Robin Jones has organised a crib “taster” on the first Sunday afternoon of every month for people to try their hand at this fun card game. These sessions start at 4 pm and run for a couple of hours.
On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month The White House will be hosting an open games night. A selection of board and card games will be brought along each week to choose from – and if you have something you’d like to play then bring it along! Gaming is free, starts at 6.30pm and continues to closing time. It’s open to all – families and children are very welcome, just drop in and leave whenever suits you. The next few dates will be:-
Tuesday 27 September
Tuesday 11 October
Tuesday 25 October
Tuesday 8 November
Tuesday 22 November
Ben is also planning to put on more music events at The White House, and the next gig will be on Friday 30th September featuring Legends Rise, an excellent covers band that is making a return visit to the pub. The set is due to start at 8:30 pm, so if you are free why not kick off this weekend with some live music!
Chair, Bladon Community Benefit Society