Luncheon Club ~ COME DINE WITH US
The Luncheon Club is for residents of the villages in the Parish of Kirby Ravensworth which includes Dalton, Gayles, Newsham, Kirby Hill, Whashton and Ravensworth. 

Luncheon Club is always the 2nd Thursday of every month barring August when we have a month off. Luncheon starts at noon with a sherry reception to enable people to mingle and chat and then we serve a fresh cooked roast meal with choice of two puddings (usually one hot and one cold). Followed by tea or coffee and mints all for just £5. The exceptions to this format are in July & December when we serve a Summer buffet meal and a Christmas buffet which costs £6.00 a head. 

There is also an activity after luncheon which varies each time. Previous activities have been illustrated talks, carpet bowls, dominoes, craft activities, and entertainment by singing groups, etc. 

We can serve up to 36 diners each month booked, on a first come first served basis, by telephoning Sue Farr on 01833 621234.
If you have to cancel with 48 hours of the meal, you will be expected to pay the full price unless we can fill your place.

Past lunches:

On Thursday 11th April twenty four older residents from Dalton, Gayles & surrounding villages enjoyed a lunch of roast pork with all the trimmings followed by a choice of sticky toffee pudding or fresh fruit salad & cream. As this was the launch of this new initiative a glass of sherry was also waiting for them on their arrival.

Thursday 9th May: May's Luncheon Club was another success with roast beef and rhubarb crumble being on the menu. Gil Richardson from West Tanfield spoke after the meal on "Climb Every Mountain" covering her adventures in the Alps.

Following the lunch Tess McMahon from Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) gave a talk on “Keep Well – Keep Warm” giving good advice in preparation for next winter.  

The Dalton & Gayles Village Hall was recently awarded Community Hub status by RAY, being one of only seven such Hubs across North Yorkshire. RAY have also awarded the Hall a £500 start-up grant to enable catering equipment to be purchased for use at the Luncheon Club. Richmondshire D.C. carried out a Food Hygiene Inspection at the Hall prior to the launch event and awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5, which is a “very good” and the maximum that could be awarded.