Five $50 vouchers to be won from 6pm
Curry night $15
Golf Club Raffle 6-7pm
Schooner and meat raffle 6pm
Joker draw from 4.30pm-7pm
Lamb shank night $15
Member's draw and meat raffle from 6pm
Live entertainment from 8.30pm
Super seafood Sundays
$10 dozen oysters plus more for lunch and dinner
Lunch from 12 noon til 3pm. Dinner from 6pm til 9pm. 7 Days
220g Rump Steak w/ chips & salad or mash & seasonal vegetables & your choice of sauce
Squid Wrap w/ lettuce, tomato & aioli
Grilled Perch Fillet w/ chips, fresh garden salad & homemade herb butter
Beef Sausages with creamy mash potato, green peas & gravy
Chicken and Avocado Salad with cherry tomatoes and bacon
Crumbed Pork Schnitzel w/ green beans, chat potatoes & gravy
King Prawn Linguine w/ vine ripened tomatoes & spanish onion, tossed w/ shredded baby spinach & extra virgin olive oil
Thai Beef Salad w/ asian slaw & fried noodles
Chicken Breast w/ potatoes, beans & gravy
Beef & Guiness Pie w/ mash & mushy peas
Chicken & Mushroom Pie w/ chips
|Seppelt The Drives||$26|
|Peacock Lane by Samantha Wills (Victoria)||$8||$34|
|Le Petit Vignette Pinot Noir Chardonnay (France)||$40|
|Moet and Chandon NV (France)||$115|
|Deakin Estate Azahara Sparkling Moscato (Muray Darling)||$21|
|Yellowglen Yellow or Pink Piccolos||$7|
|Thorne-Clarke Sandpiper Riesling (SA)||$7.50||$9||$36|
|Cape Schanck Pinot Grigio (Mornington VIC)||$8.50||$11||$30|
|Tyrrell’s Lost Block Semillon (Hunter Valley)||$7.50||$9||$26|
|Hartog’s Plate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (WA)||$6||$7.50||$20|
|Lindeman’s Early Harvest (South East Aust)|
|Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Low Alcohol)||$24|
|Angel Cove Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)||$7||$8.50||$24|
|Drift Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)||$7.50||$9||$26|
|The Pass Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)||$32|
|Two Rivers Hidden Hive Verdelho (Hunter Valley)||$6.50||$8||$22|
|Rothbury Estate Chardonnay||$6||$7.50||$20|
|Seppelts The Drives Chardonnay (Victoria)||$7.50||$9||$26|
|Coldstream Hills Chardonnay (Yarra Valley VIC)||$44|
|Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Series Chardonnay (Hunter Valley)||$30|
|Cape Schanck Pinot Noir (VIC)||$8.50||$11||$30|
|Two Rivers Winters Mist Merlot (Hunter Valley)||$7||$8.50||$24|
|Hartog’s Plate Cabernet Merlot (WA)||$6||$7.50||$20|
|Rosemount Little Berry Shiraz (SA)||$8||$10.50||$28|
|Brown Brothers Ten Acres Shiraz (VIC)||$8.50||$11||$29|
|Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Shiraz (Hunter Valley) $30||$30|
|Pepperjack Shiraz (SA)||$9.50||$14||$40|
|Seppelts The Drives Shiraz (VIC)||$7.50||$9||$26|
|Dance with the Devil Shiraz Tempranillo (WA)||$36|
|Penfolds KH 76 Shiraz Cabarnet (SA)||$38|
|Rothbury Estate Shiraz Cabernet||$6||$7.50||$20|
|Wynns The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon (SA)||$36|
|Tyrrells’ Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon (SA)||$7.50||$9||$26|
Arthur Wellesley, born 1769, the original Duke of Wellington, was quite the accidental hero. Born in Ireland to an English Aristocrat, Arty was a dud at Eton - academically uninterested, socially awkward but not bad at violin. Arty wound up in military training where he had a stab at fencing and got saddled with horsemanship classes. Giddyup Arthur! His family's standing and cleverer brothers then landed him in Irish politics.
When King Louis lost his head and the French declared war against the English, the young Duke was forced to swap his violin for a sword and was thrust onto the battlefields of the Netherlands and France. Though defeated, Arthur noticed how crap the British commanders were at their job - no leadership, no strategy, no idea. Even a violin-playing Eton dropout could do a better job. So he went to the sub continent, did some homework and read up on military history. After a few successes he was promoted to Major General and, in 1803, claimed his first major victory against the odds in Assaye in Western India.
He returned to England with a growing reputation and a growing bank balance, married Kitty, had 2 sons and dabbled in politics quickly becoming the 'go to' guy in Cabinet on anything military. He took the post of Chief Secretary of Ireland on the condition it didn't interfere with his military career. Awkward Arty became the boss of the British Forces in 1809. In 1814, following a victory against the French, Arthur was honoured with the new title of Duke of Wellington.
In 1815, when news of Napolean's advance on the Belgian capital reached Arthur, he resolved to gather his forces and head to the front line early the next morning. Wellesley famously triumphed in a fierce and bloody battle at Waterloo, defeating Bonaparte once and for all and ensuring the freedom of Europe from the French dictator's clutches and secured Britain's role as a key player in Europe.
Arty swapped his generals' uniform for plain dark clothes when on the battlefield to fool his would-be assassins. Good thinking Arty… the first camouflage!
Not one to follow trends, in a time when men wearing long hair, pigtails and powdered wigs were all over instagram - our Duke got a short back and sides. "I find it much easier to maintain on the battlefield. No more long locks matted with blood and brain matter. I just rinse, give it a quick towel dry and I'm ready for war" he said as he reached for his GHD.
The 'Iron Duke', as he became known, was quite a legendary playboy. He and wife Kitty had little in common when he returned from securing freedom for the empire, so cashing in on his Bieber-like popularity, the less than handsome Duke lit up Tinder as he swiped left all over Paris and London.
Europe was free from Bonaparte's planned oppression but victory was bittersweet for the sensitive Duke with many lives lost in the bloody battle. His SNAG behaviour is evidenced in a youtube video capturing the Duke in tears as he read the list of dead following the battle at Waterloo. He would always avoid unnecessary bloodshed wherever possible and was upset by the sight of battle carnage.
The Duke of Wellington was; a high school dropout, a legend with the ladies, a great leader, a brave soldier, an innovator, a brilliant military strategist and had little time for politicians …what a legend!
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