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Lunch at Armourers' Hall POSTPONED

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Start: 12.30pm | Finish: 3.00pm


The City is starting to reawaken!

A number of Livery Halls and caterers have worked together to offer luncheon at a Hall for a maximum of 30 guests with social distancing and Covid safeguards in place. 

The Master proposes to host the luncheon at Armourers Hall, with catering by The Cook and the Butler. She has chosen this Hall for its proximity to mainline stations, the beauty of the Hall and the quality of the catering. The luncheon will commence with a sparkling reception (served at the table), followed by a three course meal with wine, port and coffee.  There will be no guest speaker but the Master will speak as the military association of the Hall is close to her heart. The ticket price is basically cost price including the VAT reduction on food.

Members may bring one guest only. The lunch will be over subscrbed so the Master will host it again, perhaps two or three times on October/November, if all goes well.

The Covid safeguarding includes:

  • The Hall will have undergone deep cleaning.

  • All surfaces will be cleaned and sanitised before events and all frequently touched surfaces will also be sanitised throughout the event.

  • All The Cook & The Butler staff have completed a certificated Covid 19 training course to cover all urgent matters of disease prevention and customer-safe care.

  • The staff will be provided with a visor or face mask for guests' protection

  • On arrival all staff will sanitise their hands and change into their supplied, laundered daily, clean full uniform.

  • Reporting to the line manager who will ensure all staff sign the fit to work form and reiterate the Covid safety measures in place.

  • The staff will then thoroughly wash their hands, dry on disposable paper towels and fit a disposable face mask.

  • The staff will sanitise their hands after clearing each course and before service of the next course.

  • Each place setting will be laid with a personal sealed sanitiser wipe for guests own use as required.

  • The food will all be plated.

  • The table will be laid to a minimum, with no item needing to be passed by clients.

  • The tables will be set with places at a minimum of one metre apart and in a herringbone style, which will maintain social distance and no guest sitting directly opposite another.

  • Sanitising stations will be available throughout the Hall.

Attendance at the luncheon is at Members' own discretion and the Guild and suppliers cannot be held responsible in the event of subsequent illness as every recommended precaution will have been taken.  Members should not attend if they are displaying signs of Covid 19, have been in close contact with someone who has Covid 19, or are waiting for the result of a Covid 19 test. If Government rules change and the event cannot be held refunds will be given less any costs incurred by the Guild (which is unlikely if cancellation is a few days prior).

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Our Members


Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

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"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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