Yes, we have checked and, NO! there won’t be any red arrows flying on Chequers Folk night this month or next at The Chequers Tree (ie. no darts match!).
So, we are excited to be welcoming Liz Simcock who is a brilliant singer/songwriter from North London. Her lyrics are wonderfully crafted observations on a wide range of contemporary life and relationships – eg. escaping city life, Cromer pier, knitting and love songs… both Colin and Clive rate her latest album ‘Friday Night Train Home’ as one of the best they’ve ever heard. Continue reading Chequers Folk – A special evening at the Chequers Tree→
Join us on Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm for an evening with John Miller of Chiltern Charcuterie.
Enjoy a range of handmade British charcuterie, made just 3 miles away in North Dean by John and Catherine Miller. The evening includes an opportunity to meet John, and hear how he makes his delicious British Charcuterie.
You will enjoy a selection of Charcuterie, each introduced by John and accompanied by Malt Ale or if you prefer, English Wine.
Starts at 7.30pm and costs just £25*.
Places are limited. Please call, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery to book your place.
*Ticket price includes minimum 6 samples of charcuterie and 3 drinks* (Pint of Ale or 125ml glass of wine), as well as £5 off a Charcuterie Bundle purchased on the night.
Now open later on Saturday
Did you know? By popular demand we are now open until 7pm again on Saturdays. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
For our full opening times please see our website.
Prestwood, Kingshill & Missenden Scouts Bonfire Night
Join the fantastic fireworks display and huge bonfire in the Wren Davis Field, Wycombe Road on Saturday 4 November; gates open 6.15pm; bonfire to be lit at 7pm. Advance tickets can be purchased from JNP Estate Agents Prestwood, Prestwood Post Office, Spar of Great KIngshill & Samways, Gt Missenden.
Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.
To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Halloween posters→
Last week there was a report from a northern Chinese village claiming they had discovered a 60ft long dragon’s skeleton. Hard to believe? Well yes, but stranger things have happened and as Guy Fawkes night approaches, Chequers Folk will be on Wednesday 25 October (which is the 4th Wednesday in the month – the only time in the 6-year history of our folk club!), to add sparkle, fire and flying fingers to the preceding week.
So – the question will again be asked…. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Mr. Kites Benefit Band at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 18th November. Tickets £10 each BYO drinks and nibbles. All proceeds to Iain Rennie Grove Hospice . For tickets and further information please contact Tricia Nicol 01494 864664
“On October 19th we will have been open for 5 years. Whether you’ve known us from the beginning or you’ve recently discovered us, we thank you for your support.
“It’s Maltober but not as you know it: This October, to celebrate we have great events and offers lined up for you to enjoy!
MALT goes to ‘Feast on the Farm’ Saturday & Sunday 14th-15th October With a fully stocked Malt Ale Bar on site and over 42 exhibitors including food trucks and chef demonstrations, it’s shaping up to be foodie heaven. If you haven’t got your tickets yet then you’ll be pleased to know, if you’re a Maltster, you can get 20% off an adult weekend ticket. Follow this link to Event Brite. The code is malt20.
Marvellous Malt Dinner, The Nags Head, Great Missenden – Award-winning Anglo-French Food – Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm
We’re delighted to announce The Nags Head’s chef, Claude Paillet, has created a celebratory Malt Infused 3 course meal for us to enjoy. Choose from a specially selected menu, including pulled should of venison in Malt Anniversary Ale and Malt Harvest Ale sorbet! Full menu details available on request.
Adam and his team will have all three of their hand pumps dedicated to Malt Ales. Let us know what you’d like to see in the line up and we’ll pick the most popular. Tickets are available now – £45 per person (Price includes 3 course meal and 2 pints of Malt Ale)
To book call 01494 865063, email (to pay online) or visit the brewery.
“As you might have gleaned, Feast on the Farm is finally here. It’s happening this weekend- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm both days. Advance ticket sales end at midnight tonight! This is the only way to guarantee your attendance so if you want to join in the Feast please do buy your tickets now!
“We will have tickets available to buy on the door, but we are expecting them to sell out quite quickly on the day.
“There are no cash points on site and many of our exhibitors will not have access to card machines. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the incredible produce that is going to be on offer, so please do bring plenty of cash.
22 Students from Chiltern Academy are very excited to be performing on the West End stage later this month. The invited students, ages 10-17, will spend the day rehearsing at the Shaftesbury Theatre culminating in a performance that evening.
Two new pieces have been especially commissioned for this incredible opportunity, a contemporary dance number and a Musical Theatre number highlighting the diverse talent within the Academy.
A huge ‘THANK YOU’ from Jeanette Hedley to all those who participated in last weekend’s litter picking exercise in Prestwood.
“There were 25 volunteers in total including 4 eager children. Without your help, 30+ sacks of rubbish, 2 old wheelbarrows, discarded wood, metal, netting and glass would still be fouling our beautiful village green spaces, pathways, car parks, roads and play park. What a difference we can make if we all work together to clean up Prestwood.
“Take a look at the photo to see the quantity of rubbish you managed to pick up in a few hours and I’m sure you’ll agree that the effort was worth it. Well Done!
“Keep watch on the Prestwood Village Association Website for dates of the next community litter pick weekend.” Jeanette
The August break has come and gone, so the feel of a new start is in the air…. Schools have gone back and Chequers Folk is here again. So, this term we have some new things that we want to share, and new projects that we’re working on.
This month we’re looking forward to Megan playing fiddle with us again, as well as a few new tunes that have been added to the Wick Trimmers’ repertoire. David and Peter will be duetting together, and they also have been busy recording David’s music – with Peter doing the mastering. The CD, called Rough Diamonds, will be available on the evening… and I, (Colin), think it’s excellent! Continue reading Chequers Folk: 20th September 2017 at 8pm→
There’s also an on-line questionnaire which Chiltern District Council would appreciate your feedback on – Chiltern Pools redevelopment – land swap consultation – have your say – www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap
“We are bringing No Finer Life, a play written by Graham Harvey, agricultural editor and writer of over 600 episodes of the Archers, to Missenden Abbey on 23rd September.Continue reading Drama at the Abbey→
A Quiz Night to help raise funds for Prestwood Cricket Club, is being held at Prestwood Village Hall on Saturday 30 September. Price is £15 / Person or £25 for 2 and includes a Fish and Chips Supper. There will also be a Bar selling beers, wines and soft drinks. For further information e-mail email@example.com
Orinoco has returned from his summer holiday on Wimbledon Common and is ready to join Prestwood villagers in the next litter picking weekend, which will take place on 30 September and 1 October.
Tools, refuse sacks and hi viz tops will be available from Jeanette at 18 Orchard Lane, Prestwood, between 10am and 2pm on both days. Please bring your own gloves.
Volunteers can choose their preferred litter-picking location and collected rubbish will be picked up from a specified location. If you need further information on this event from Orinoco, ring Jeanette on 01494 866460.