Visit to McBeans Orchids and lunch at The Rainbow Carvery Wednesday 15 March 2023

11:30 am - 3:30 pm
McBeans, Resting Oak Hill


due to unprecedented numbers for this Noggin ( we have topped 45 people this morning) we will have to close the deadline early and start a waiting list from today.. Both McBeans and the Rainbow have given us maximum numbers they can cope with and we have exceeded these already. but we should be able to include everybody who has already booked. Apologies but we had no idea how popular the day would be..
Best wishes
David and Marilyn    18 February 2023





This is a mid-week Noggin in two stages to take advantage of McBeans Orchids offer to open especially for SexMog on a Wednesday as they usually only open for visitors on a Friday and to coincide with the Wednesday carvery which we will be partaking of in The Rainbow Pub a short distance away from the Orchids.

MCBEANS ORCHIDS , Resting Oak Hill., Cooksbridge They are located on the A275 between South Chailey and Cooksbridge. Coming from the north you will see their large pink sign on the right and from the south it will be on the left. Go straight down their drive and to their car park. THEY WILL BE WAITING FOR US AT 11.30 AM TO SHORTLY START THEIR TOUR AND TELL US EVERYTHING THEY KNOW ABOUT GROWING ORCHIDS!
This is one of the UKs oldest Orchid Nurseries.. Established in 1879 they have long served the Royal Family with Orchids and have a long association with the Chelsea Flower Show, winning over 70 medals. Because they are opening especially for us that day we agreed a token cost of £5 a head, for the visit, payable in cash on the day. They will be available to answer any of our questions about Orchids. Dont forget to bring your cameras!
After the visit we make our way a short distance to
The Rainbow Pub and Carvery
Resting Oak Hill
Cooksbridge, BN8 4SS
This pub is just a short distance away and also in Resting Oak Hill and on the A275.
We are due here between 1.00 and 1.15 pm for their carvery. We have met with the landlord ( Harvey) and yes they do serve Harveys! The Rainbow will be offering us a choice of carvery – Turkey, Beef or Gammon at a special price of £12.95 a head plus two vegetarian options, Nut Roast or Vegan Wellington the same price. Anyone wanting one of t he three meat options as mentioned above does not need to let us know in advance but those going for one of the veggie options will need to let us know in advance. As usual lunch and any drinks will be paid directly to the pub – cash or card.
We, McBeans and The Rainbow need to have numbers in advance so can you please let us know if you will be coming to McBeans and The Rainbow by MONDAY MARCH 6TH AT THE LATEST so that we can prepare our spread sheet of names. We will also need to know if you require a veggie option.Please reply directly to us at and not via the Group email.
David and Marilyn
PS. McBeans have told us that their shop will be open if anybody feels the urge to purchase a beautiful orchid.
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