Christmas Dinner 'On the House' is a Cracker for Boughton Pensioners

Posted: 20 January 2013

Seventy Boughton Parish pensioners enjoyed Christmas lunch ‘on the house’ at Boughton village pub The Queen’s Head on Wednesday 16 January.

Following last year’s successful inaugural lunch, pub licensee and chef David Kennedy decided to host it again.  He commented, “It’s a wonderful way to spread some cheer on a wintery January day. I have great memories of my grandmother going to this kind of community pub lunch, when I was growing up in County Cavan in Ireland.”

A real community affair, the three-course lunch of soup, turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding with custard was served up by local volunteers.  All the food and drink was donated by local suppliers: beer and wine from Shepherd Neame; turkey from Henry Brydon; ham from Brogdales; and Christmas pudding and bread from Greggs.