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Banking on Threadneedle Street.....

Banking on Threadneedle Street.....
Posted on Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Serendipity has shown that venues in the City ‘Square Mile’ often provide excellent value with a congenial ambience. Our successful October dinner and social at the Threadneedle Hotel was proof of this. The Hotel is a conversion from a majestic Victorian bank, and for once the website does not exaggerate: “The Hotel excludes grandeur in a thoroughly modern way – while service is polished, it’s also unpretentious”. This is also true of their impressive ‘Wheeler’s Restaurant' guided by Marco Pierre White, where we enjoyed a truly excellent meal at reasonable cost, and of the large, spacious bar where a large crowd of us contentedly chattered away until closing time.

.....for an evening of rich dividends

.....for an evening of rich dividends
Posted on Tuesday, 7th November 2017

The well-attended gathering was a typical mix of regular, occasional and first time participants, such as (left) Bruce, a member from New York City, in London for a visit, flanked by Lucas, over from the Netherlands, and his guest. Pictured above are the ‘usual suspects’, stalwarts who attend often and welcome any newcomers as a matter of course. One of those attending for the first time, wrote afterwards: “I wanted to let you know that I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening on Friday at Threadneedles with lots of convivial company. I was a little apprehensive beforehand, but you made me feel so welcome. I’m looking forward to the next SATS event”.

No reform needed!

No reform needed!
Posted on Monday, 23rd October 2017

The Reform Club in Pall Mall is one of the most distinguished, with its splendid Classical interior dating from 1841, and immortalised in fiction as the place from where Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s novel sets off to travel the globe in 80 days after a wager with fellow members. This was all well before Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 when we enjoyed an excellent dinner there, thanks to the good offices of a member of both the club and our Society. We dined in the ‘Stranger’s Room’, but felt very much at home, with roast beef carved at the table, and surrounded by portraits of Charles Dickens, W.M. Thackeray and other famous past members.

SATS in Clubland

SATS in Clubland
Posted on Monday, 23rd October 2017

No wonder the Reform Club event attracted a record number for such a dinner, and this may be an opportunity to mention the many traditional London clubs which the Suit and Tie Society has visited. We provide a wide range of events to satisfy most tastes, but these club events are always popular. Elegant surroundings, good food, similarity in dress code and even the reasonable bar prices, all contribute, and we are profoundly grateful that every one of these occasions has been facilitated by our own members who have invited us to their clubs. Long may that continue, and it will – we have some more such venues in prospect for 2018!

A classic evening at the Athenaeum

A classic evening at the Athenaeum
Posted on Friday, 6th October 2017

Our September dinner and social at the smart, modern and comfortable Athenaeum Hotel in Piccadilly must rank as one of our best. The staff in Galvin's restaurant looked after us well, with good food at reasonable cost, and placed our near record number of diners where we could overlook Green Park. Afterwards, the bar staff also made us welcome, with a large section set aside for us, although with other members arriving for drinks, we soon virtually took over the whole place and remained chatting until very late. A very pleasant evening!

 

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