Safari Supper – 21 Jun 2018

On Mid-Summer’s Day, Thursday 21st June, as the latest fund-raising event for the church following the boiler appeal, church members and guests enjoyed a wonderful 5-course Safari Supper around homes in Guilsfield.

On a lovely sunny summer’s evening, we began with pre-dinner drinks and canapés at the South end of the village in a garden in Oldcastle Avenue.  The evening got off to a good start with pleasant conversation overlooking the fields towards Trelydan and Derwen Mill.

People having pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the garden

Canapes at Oldcastle Avenue

Following this, we were off to Celyn Lane on the East side of the village for a starter of brandied chicken liver paté rolled in ham on a bed of tomatoes and basil.  There was even time to wander around the garden overlooking the Breidden Hills as we continued to be blessed with a warm, sunny evening.

Table laid with starter awaiting guests

Starter at Celyn Lane

Guests chatting over starter around table

Enjoying starter at Celyn Lane







Next back through the village again and down to the Old Mill by Guilsfield Brook.  Here we had the choice of either Coq au Vin or Lasagne served with Baked Potatoes and Salad.  Another opportunity to sit and chat over excellent food with good company in beautiful surroundings.

People at tables awaiting main course to be served

Main Course at the Old Mill

For sweet we were off to the Vicarage for a choice from a menu of outstanding puddings to tempt us when we were all worried we were full up.  Yet everyone found room to try at least one of the delights on offer.

A selection of puddings awaiting to be served

Sweets at the Vicarage

Thankfully we had a number of non-drinking drivers, as it was off out of the village and up the hill to finish off with coffee and chocolates etc in the welcoming comfort of Trawscoed Hall.  Here we were able to sit back, relax and reflect on a evening of excellent food and drink spent in pleasant company and beautiful surroundings.

Guests sat in comfortable chairs enjoying coffee and chocolates etc

Coffee and chocolates at Trawscoed Hall

A big thank you to all those who attended, prepared the food and hosted the courses.  The overriding feeling was that it had been a most successful evening not only financially but, perhaps more importantly, socially.