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Now here’s a novel day out for an adventurous and fun loving group who enjoy a sociable lunch together and a bit of a laugh. Based in the beautiful Cinque Port town of Hythe in Kent this is a hunt for antique treasure framed by morning refreshments and a two-course lunch. The challenge is to scour the antique and bric-a-brac emporia and charity shops on the compact High Street searching for the best finds. You’ll return to the pub with your finds for a two-course lunch followed by a judging session over coffee with the very entertaining TV antiques expert Alison Chapman.

Please aim to arrive in Hythe, Kent at 10.30am to start the day with morning coffee and biscuits (included) over which TV antiques expert Alison Chapman joins you for a team briefing and some top tips. Alison is best known for her regular appearances on television programmes including Secret Dealers and David Dickinson’s Real Deal. An experienced antique dealer for over 35 years and a Kent Business Woman of the Year, Alison specialises in jewellery, silver and objet d’art and is Managing Director of Owlets Hythe Ltd. located here in her hometown of Hythe.

Each member of your group will be given a crisp ten pound note and can opt to play the game solo or team up with one or as many people as they choose and pool their money. Within a stone’s throw of the pub, housed in an old Mackeson’s Milk Stout building is The Malthouse Antiques Centre which featured on TV’s Antiques Roadshow. Inside more than 25 traders deal in antiques and collectables. Within a five-minute walk there are also half a dozen other antiques and bric-a-brac shops plus a dozen charity shops. How well will your team do under pressure?

You’ll gather back at the pub for a leisurely two course lunch. There’s no need to pre-order anything, when you arrive in the morning your members will be able to choose their lunch from a menu selection that will always include gluten free and vegetarian options. Just let us know if anyone has very particular or complex dietary requirements so that we can cater.

After lunch, over coffee, Alison will return for an entertaining evaluation of your finds. If no one has managed to discover a priceless Ming vase, Alison will choose the winners on the basis of most unusual object, most aesthetically pleasing junk or the find that she thinks would sell for the best profit. And the winning individual or team? Well apart from the obvious Kudos it’s a case of Finders Keepers - the winners take all! Everyone’s purchases go in a swag bag and are sent home with the winning individual or team - even the Ming vase! Now wouldn’t that be a good prize for your Christmas raffle!

You’ll be ready to head home at 3.00pm or, depending on when you come, you could opt to add a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway to round off a memorable day out - please ask for details.

Adults & Seniors: £49

Includes morning coffee & biscuits,

two-course lunch with coffee

& ten pounds per person to spend

Available Fridays all year except December

Prices valid 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

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