REMAF (Retired Masons Forum) held their Autumn jaunt on Friday 30 September to the Stumble Inn, a 16th Century Pub set in the remote Welsh village of Bwlch-y-Cibau. They travelled by coach from Ellesmere Port Masonic Hall setting off in blistering sunshine. First stop a garden centre for coffee, then on to the Inn for Luncheon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal, every plate was cleared with remarks like “fabulous cooking”, “stunning meal”, “congratulations to the cook”. The meal was prepared by Welsh Chef Elaine from local ingredients, everything coming from within a mile of the Welsh village, including the tender and tasty beef. The apples for the crumble were picked that same morning from a tree less than 20 yards from the kitchen.
After Lunch the group toured Lake Vyrnwy stopping off at the Dam wall built in 1888 for photographs. On the way back to Ellesmere Port the tour took a route through the Tenant Valley to see the spectacular scenery of Wales in late summer.
Plans are in hand to hold a similar jaunt in the Spring and Summer next year; under consideration are an afternoon trip on the Steam Yacht “Gondola” built in 1859, a tour of Anglesey with Lunch or another visit to a remote Welsh village with excellent food. If you are retired and would like to join the group contact Mike Hendy from Bridgegate Lodge email email@example.com
A group of REMAF members at the bar in the Stumble Inn
The Stumble Inn formally the Cross Keys
The Ladies tucking in to their meal
Chef Elaine responsible for the delicious meal busy in the Kitchen
A happy group about to board the coach
Far left Norman Jarvis President of REMAF far right George Mann APGM with members of REMAF