Ripley revisit

14th March 2018, 13:00 - 16:30

Join us for this return visit to the historic village of Ripley where we will be enjoying lunch at the historic hotel, The Talbot on Ripley High Street. The Talbot originated in 1453 serving the needs of Newark Priory and in the 1700’s became a staging post and post office for the Royal Mail. Lord Nelson was a frequent guest whilst travelling between London and Portsmouth.

After lunch we will drive to the Ripley Museum from where we will start a guided tour through the village and surrounding areas to be informed and appreciate the varying historical buildings and places in this fascinating village. The talk will include information on how to date old buildings and there are plenty of significant structures in Ripley to assist our guides in showing us how to achieve accurate dating. The walk/talk takes around 1½ hours and is suitable for all people.  Sensible footwear is recommended.

The price for the afternoon is £17.50/member and £19.00/non-member. The prices include a donation to the History Society.

Booking is essential. If you would like to join us, you can book your place online at the bottom of the page OR complete and return the downloadable slip (in green below) to arrive at Warren Farm Barns by Tuesday 6th March. Please include your e-mail address or a stamped addressed envelope so you may be sent full details, directions and locations for the visit.

If you wish to join us, booking your lunch menu is also essential. Choose from the following options, which can all be made gluten free and indicate your choice in the ‘Comments’ box if booking through website. Alternatively circle your choice on the booking form.

Lunch Menu

  1. Classic Talbot burger, with cheese, smoked bacon, relish and triple cooked chips
  2. Traditional Cumberland sausage with mash, crisply shallots and onion jus
  3. Crisply battered fish and triple cooked chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce
  4. Wild mushroom risotto, parmesan, pea shoots, black truffle dressing – vegetarian


For further details and enquiries, contact us at or on mobile 07530-949302.

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