Supper Group – Archive

August 7th 2019

Next supper group    Tuesday  13th  August
Venue   Siam Palace  Restaurant,     ,Lord Street  Chesterfield .
S44 6RP
Time  5 .30pm at Oasis Car Park Bolsover for shared    Transport
            6.00pm at venue
Early start to allow  members the option of taking  the £15 “early bird menu “
This is a return  visit as all enjoyed the atmosphere  as well as the food.   For members new to this venue please ignore the look of the entrance  facade which is very plain and  situated  next to The Quick Fit Garage , this restaurant is a hidden gem .
Please call or email me ASAP so that I may book your place at the  table ,
All U3A members are very welcome to join us for our casual dining   evenings
Payment is made on the evening direct to the restaurant  ,
Hope to see you soon .
Sandie Harper

July 24th 2019

Another terrific evening on the canal and delicious fish supper.  Some of us got the chance to steer the barge and got a certificate to prove it!

Some photos

April 29th 2019

The first Supper Group for 2019 is as follows.
Wednesday  8th May at the Jug & Glass Inn at Langwith
Time ,7pm
Menu.,   standard pub grub, full menu can be found on on their  Web site .
We meet at the Oasis  car  park  Bolsover,  at 6.30 pm to car share ,
All members welcome,  and hopfully we can decide on venues for the following months .
If you would like to join us:-
Just email via.          by Saturday 4th May to allow me  to confirm  numbers,
Thank you
Sandie Harper.



December 4th 2018

The Supper Group, which has always been, and still is, open to all members, is suspended until early Spring, and, the lighter evenings.
Watch this space for further information. Looking forward to the New Year and looking forward  to seeing you all then.

September 25th 2018

This evening we went to the Siam Palace Thai Restaurant, Chesterfield.  Sandie had booked our table somewhat earlier than usual as they offer a special menu between 6pm-7pm.  Three courses for 13.95 (£2 extra for prawns)  there are 5 choices of starters, and choice of 5 mains.  The sweet comprised of icecream with lychees, yummy. Ordinarily this would have been a really fun night, wonderful food and a laugh a minute.  Tonight was just a bit different, and very special,  it just so happened to be my birthday!  So after a delicious meal those wonderful staff turned out the lights, played happy birthday and brought in a fantastic birthday cake, made for me by our wonderful Sandie.  With cake, cards and pressies I have returned home a very happy  U3Aer, (if that’s a word, if not it should be).  Thanks guys, you made my birthday one I will cherish and remember for a long time xx


July 19th 2018

The next Supper Club  evening is Wednesday 25th July at 7.00pm
Venue is The Stuffed Olive Turkish Restaurant, Lordsmill St., Chesterfield S41 7RW.
On the menu are hot and cold starters and an interesting section called From the Fire Pit which is a selection of veg/meat cooked on a charcoal grill.
We meet 6.30pm at Bolsover car park and car share.
All are welcome. Please let Sandie know by Saturday 21st so she can book seats.

June 27th 2018

This evening we went on a cruise!  Yes, the Supper Club cruised the beautiful and historic Chesterfield Canal.  What an experience and what fun we had, we took our own wine and had a Fish and Chip supper delivered to the Narrow Boat, fresh from Chesters, by the the Narrow Boat crew, fabulous.  Thanks to Sandie for a brilliant evening.  For the rest, let the photographs speak for themselves.

May 23rd 2018

Last night saw a small group of Supper Club regulars dine at the Bella Blu, Bolsover.  As is now expected the service was great and the food delicious.  A small group has the advantage that all members can enjoy a good old chinwag while enjoying our food.  I am never ceased to be amazed that I always seem to be the last to finish!  Not that everyone else eats at an amazing rate of knots, and I don’t, think it’s just me who talks too much, 🤣!  Nevertheless we had a great evening, thanks to Sandie for her organisation.


May 2nd 2018

Hello Supper Club –
First my apologies  to you all –  with the terrible weather, plus personal commitments,  I have been slow to get this year’s supper Club moving, so my suggested  places and dates for the diary are as follows:
MAY 22nd: Bella blu,  Italian  restaurant, Bolsover,  at 7 pm
for half price  pizzas  and pasta
JUNE 27th: Special evening .
I have provisionally  booked a few places on a narrow boat cruise  from Tapton Lock, with a fish & chip supper included,
Time 7pm, for £16 per person.
As these places get booked very quickly  I will need your booking and fee A.S.A.P (or sooner if you are a magician)
 to secure these places .
JULY 25TH :  THE STUFFED OLIVE (formerly  the EPHESUS) – new name, new chef, new menu .
Last year we all enjoyed a Turkish  evening with good company – suggested time 7pm
Grill night, an old favourite,  7 PM
my suggestion  – Chinese  Sharing  Evening, info to follow.
Please remember –  everyone  is welcome to join our friendly gatherings, just give me a ring to book your  place and you will be made to feel very welcome
Hope to hear from you soon,
Regards Sandie

March 8th 2018

Hi everyone,  sadly the combined greyhound racing and dinner , was cancelled  due to the freezing  weather ,
We have been offered two alternative evenings in early April but both dates were ìnconvenant  for the majority of us , so we have asked for our fees to be returned,  as soon as the funds are received by Derek he will get them to you .
As an alternative,  we are going to book an evening at the White Hart at Calow,  where on a Monday evening they offer two meals from the grill menu for the price of one !
So grab a friend and join us ,
At The White  Hart,  Calow
Monday 19th  March
7 pm
 Any member of the U3A  is welcome to join us , just ring me to book your place by Wednesday  14th March and we would be delighted to have your company
Regards Sandie  .

January 7th 2018

After the success of our first greyhound /supper evening in September we have the opportunity to go it all again .

Venue- Greyhound stadium Owlerton Sheffield,

Date – Friday 2nd March

To include -Transport from Bolsover Market Place

A three course meal (menu to follow )

All for £20 per person

The organisers (Working together for older people )
have kindly provisionally reserved us 10 tickets ,so sadly it’s the first come situation .

Please reserve your place asap,by calling me 01246 828741 any evening . Payment must be by/at the next meeting on 17th January, so I can make payment

September was my first ever race night and we had a hilarious evening with some winners,who will remain nameless, and at least one looser , that’s me ! Will try to do better this time ,so don’t be shy , come and have some fun .


September 20th 2017

Last night the Supper Club saw 11 members go, courtesy of Clowne Transport, to the the Owlerton Stadium in Sheffield for a three course meal and an exciting evening of greyhound racing. We had a night of fun, laughter, excitement and some of us were lucky with our winnings. I would like to thank both Sandie and Derek for their excellent organisation and a fabulous evening.


September 5th 2017

Just received more details regarding our next group dining on Tuesday 19th September: all members who have reserved tickets please meet in Bolsover market place at 5pm for transport to our evening at the greyhound racing venu. The first race is at 6.30pm, so don’t be late.

If you have any problems please ring me.

August 11th 2017 – up-date:  next meet-up on 26th October at the Plug and Feather, Glapwell 7pm.

August 4th 2017

The Clubbers went to the Boot and Shoe Bistro, Whitwell, this evening. We had such a good time, laughter was the main thing on the menu, what a lovely bunch to spend an evening with, loved every minute. The down side, disappointing food, did not deliver what they promised, so we will not be returning any time soon, or indeed, making any recommendations. I for one did not allow this to spoil the evening, we had great fun and I enjoyed the company. Thanks Sandie for your excellent organisation, can’t wait for the next outing.


July 23rd 2017

Next meeting 
Date:  Wednesday 2nd of August
Where : The Boot And Shoe Bistro   at Whitwell
Time: 7pm so that we can hopefully  be ready to order
By 7 30 pm
 We have two seats available in  our car if needed

July 7th, 2017


We have taken the opportunity to reserve ten tickets for an evening Greyhound racing , so be the first to book to guarantee your seat .

What’s included :
* an evening Greyhound racing,
* admission,
* race card,
* three course evening meal,
* PLUS , transport from the Assembly Rooms Bolsover .
All for £15 per person

Please ring me on 01246 828741 to reserve your place.
Payment will be required at the meeting on the 19th July. Many thanks,

May 19th 2017

 Hi everyone , it has been decided to vary supper club evenings to allow everyone the opportunity  to enjoy getting  together over a very relaxed meal.

 The 4th of May , saw seven members meeting at the EPHESUS turkish  restaurant where we all shared a pick and mix starter before choosing  individual  main courses. Very attentive  staff and lots of laughter meant I /we forgot to take any photos, will try better next time.

 Next get together:
 Venue: The White  Hart  in Calow,
Date: Monday 19th June
Time: 7pm
Special offer on a Monday = buy one main course from the grill menu and a second from the same menu for FREE. So come along , bring a friend /partner,  or come as you are – gentlemen  remember  you are  also very welcome ,  please call me on  01246 828741  evenings  or email  me ,  by 9th June to make sure I can book  enough  seats.
Worried about transport ? No problem . From Bolsover  square,  bus 82 and 83  both stop outside the White Hart; Sarah and Derek  have both offered to drive, so lifts may  be available, just let me know.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sandie Tel: 01246 828741
May 5th 2017
The supper club enjoyed a wonderful meal in such pleasant company at The Ephesus Restaurant in Chesterfield last night 4th May, what a lovely restaurant and such friendly, helpful staff.  We certainly  recommend this venue for a great evening out.   The next meeting of the Supper Club will be held on 19th June at the White Hart at Calow at 7pm, please contact Sandie,  if you would like to join us for a lovely evening. Ruth
Well first Supper Club since before Christmas, and as promised it was a good one, at the EPHESUS Turkish Restaurant, in Chesterfield.    We were a small group tonight, but we had so much fun, great food and fabulous conversation, so thank you peeps I enjoyed your company very much and can’t wait until next time.  Big thanks also to Sandie for her organisation, a great evening! Bev
April 30th 2017
Our first outing with the Supper Club this year and it looks like a good one! We are meeting at the EPHESUS, Turkish Restaurant, 6.30pm, Thursday 4th May. The menu can be viewed on line, the address 8 Lordsmill Street , Chesterfield S41 7 RW. To book your place please contact Sandie Harper, just click the link on the ‘What’s On’ page, BDU3A website for contact details
April 12th 2017 – Supper Club 
Hi everyone, as the supper club is dormant  at the moment, I have offered to try to organise  a few venues until someone  else decides  they would like to take over.
So, as the group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, the next get together being 4th May, would anyone like to join me and Derek at the EPHESUS  Turkish restaurant in Chesterfield, at 6 30 pm ?
This restaurant  is five minutes walk from the bus stop on St, Stephens  place .
They serve a selection of chicken,lamb,beef,and seafood dishes also several  vegetarian  dishes both as starters and main courses,
There is a special offer on, which is a mixed (or vegetarian ) meze  for two or more people  at £14 -95 per person.
Full menu will be available  to browse through at the meeting on 19th April ,
If you would like to come but can’t make the meeting please call any evening   01246 828741  or email 
I hope you can make it, and bring with you a few ideas  of where you would like to dine next.
Looking forward  to seeing you all soon –
Sandie  Harper


August 11th 2017

Supper Club and friends visiting Dog racing and supper evening on
19th September