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The Master, Mr John Barber was delighted to welcome over 100 Guild members and their guests to his first Black Tie Reception & Dinner in the magnificent Grocers’ Hall.  The Worshipful Company of Grocers is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City and ranks second in order of precedence of 1515.
 
After a sparkling wine reception in The Piper Room a delicious 3-course dinner was served in the Livery Hall.  Following the Loving Cup ceremony with probably the largest loving cups the Guild has ever used, members and their guests were entertained by an amusing speech by The Right Honourable Dame Eleanor Laing, Member of Parliament for Epping Forest, Deputy Speaker for the House of Commons and a personal friend of the Master.
 
The Master thanked Dame Eleanor for once again supporting the Guild and presented her with a book entitled “101 interesting things you have not done in London” before wishing everyone a safe journey home.
 
Photos of the event can be found here

Our Members

""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

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club

"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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