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Sloggers & Betters (York 2014)

Sloggers & Betters – York

Weekend of 24-25-26 October, 2014

A message from John Henderson (aka Elgar, Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

The main event will be at The Fox and Roman, 58 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LR. I’m organising a buffet lunch for around 2-3pm which, as on previous occasions, will come to £8-10 per person. The pub opens at 1130am.

Quite a few have asked about staying in York on either or both Friday 24th and Saturday 25th, and (presumably for recovery purposes) Sunday 26th. Excellent!

Here are the recommended guest house options for accommodation, all close to the main event:


Bentham Lodge

Curzon Lodge and Stable Cottages (no web address that I can see, but good reviews)

Cabs are available from outside York Station (or, in advance, ring 01904 659659). If you’d prefer to get a bus, exit York Station, walk to the far side of the road, and get a 4, 12 or 13 bus to “The Holiday Inn” stop (10 mins, make sure you have £2 in change!)

I plan a pub crawl (no more than 10 mins between 4-5 pubs if you still have luggage) on the Friday evening, starting at 6pm at the York Tap (sister of that one in Sheffield – remember?) on Platform 1 at York Station. Naturally, there will be a quiz round at each pub. Details to follow.

  1. please could everyone post whether or not they intend to partake of the buffet lunch on the Saturday;
  2. if they do, whether they have foody (dairy/nuts/seafood etc) stuff that I need to sort out;
  3. please assure everybody that other halves are most welcome to come too;
  4. [sigh] if there’s enough demand, I’ll organise a sightseeing tour of York for the crossword widow(er)s on the Saturday afternoon.

Don’t forget, there’s an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning!

Looking forward to seeing you all.

 John H. (aka Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

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The itinerary, in map form:

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