Drop in Drinks

Event type:
10th April 2024
7:00 pm
Mercure Southgate Hotel

This month's 'Drop in Drinks' evening will be on Wednesday 10 April from 7pm, at the Mercure Southgate Hotel on Southernhay in Exeter.

I know many of you would prefer it to be in a pub, like The City Gate, but I am having problems persuading Managers to reserve a room for an unknown number of people - who will not be eating as they have to turn away customers who DO want to eat.  It may be that we have to wait for the better weather, when we can sit outside, in order to do this.  If anyone has any other venue ideas then please tell me when you see me!

The Manager of the Mercure Southgate is very accommodating and has said he will reserve an area, with comfortable seating and tables - just to the LEFT, (past the Reception Desk) for us.  When we have met here before we have been in the actual BAR area where the high tables and chairs are - and unfortunately the TV (showing football!).  I think you will find this new arrangement more accommodating.

It would be good if you could support the evening as I have to put a lot of organising and persuasion into acquiring a venue - often having to visit in person beforehand to talk it through with the venue managers.

Re Parking:  If you park in the Hotel car park it will be Free  - PROVIDING you make sure you visit the Reception Desk beforebuying your drink.  You have to enter your Registration and tell them you are with U3A.  This way you will be treated as a 'Hotel Guest' and will not be fined for using their carpark without permission!

Look forward to seeing you all