We held our Christmas Do on Saturday 11th December, meeting in Henry Boons (Westgate) at 19:30.
After a couple of pints in Henry Boons, we headed up to the Black Horse (opposite the Theatre Royal) for further beverages of the alcoholic variety.
Our next port of call was The Hop, a fantastic real ale pub, that had a free band on that evening - can life get any better !?!?!. We met Mo & Pingy at The Hop, taking the total on the pub crawl to around a dozen.
The band (Hard Shoulder) came on about 21:00(ish) and played a great set of classic and modern rock numbers, something for everyone, with the best from Metallica, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Thin Lizzy, Snow Patrol & Kings of Leon, amongst others.
They played very similar material to Big Day (who have played Yorkshire MAG rallies, including the YPR this year), and had the pub rocking.
At the interval, half of our contingent continued the pub crawl, with the others staying to see the second set of Hard Shoulder.
After the band, we all reunited in our HQ, the Grey Horse, for a few nightcaps and games of pool, before calling it a night (when Dougie, the genial landlord of the Grey Horse finally kicked us out as he wanted to go to bed !!!!).
A great evening was had by all as they say !!! For next year, we are planning a Christmas meal (instead of a pub crawl), something we haven't done as a branch since the Christmas of 2003. Looking forward to that already, and we'll let you know the details a bit nearer the event.