Archive for October, 2012

Update on the Urban Beach Fawkes ‘N’ Hoes Festival!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Urban Beach snail in training

So the dates are now in your diary – Urban Beach Friday November 2nd till Sunday November 4th – and you’ve been getting warmed up ready to take part in the conker championships! Well we thought we should give you the heads up that some of the Urban Beach crew have been taking their training very seriously with conker matches on a daily basis ;)

Join the festivities at the Urban Beach Hotel from 8pm on Friday 2nd and if you think you’ve got what it takes to win the conker championships, bring it on! The overall winner will be lucky enough to bag an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s 12-boutique luxury bedrooms.

There will be more ‘battling it out’ on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th as the snail racing begins. Join in with the heats on the Saturday and if you’re up in one of the top spots, head back on the Sunday and take part in the finals to be in with a chance of winning a full three course meal for two with drinks (also at the Urban Beach Hotel).

You’ll be able to enjoy a host of live music on Sunday 4th too from the likes of the lovely Beth Lowen (www.facebook.com/BethLowen?fref=ts) Luke Adams (www.facebook.com/lukeadamsmusic1?fref=ts) and the One Man Destruction Show (www.facebook.com/pages/One-Man-Destruction-Show-Adam-J-Harmer/139326396170097?fref=ts) All of this combined with a selection of mouth watering pies and scrumptious ales to wash it all down with.

So head down to help the Beach crew celebrate this gorgeous season that is autumn!

Love the Urban Beachers.  Xx

Urban’s autumn offers

Friday, October 19th, 2012

 

All cosy at Urban Reef

Autumn is now upon us and we have a couple of great offers and ideas that we wanted to share with you!

We’re hoping these will get you out and about and walking the 100 metres along the prom to dine with us. Since our head chef returned in April we’ve had some stunning feedback on the food (his year in London working in some of the best restaurants in the world has clearly paid off!) So come and test him out by making the most of some of the offers below.

Two For One Mains – Every Wednesday night – All you need to do is book for a meal with us on a Wednesday evening anytime from 6pm and you’ll get two for one on main courses. Anything you like from our ‘à la Carte’ menu or the specials board. Cheapest main free – pretty obviously ;-) Book online and just put ‘two for one’ in the comments box.

Urban Reef Wine Club – ‘Bring your own’ every Thursday* -We’re launching a wine club! We love a cracking wine and love to try new tipples from quirky little producers throughout the world. We also know many of you might have a great bottle of wine sat at home and you’ve been waiting for that special occasion to crack it open. Well we think we should team up! We’ll make the food and you bring the wine. No corkage charge and we’ll open it for you, supply the glasses, pour the wine and will even do the washing up! We might ask you for a little taste so we can suggest a great dish to accompany your food – but heh, it’s all about working together right!

So get that Châteauneuf-du-Pape off the shelf, give it a dust off and bring it down to us. We’ll get a pici of you with your bottle to go on our Facebook, so everyone starts talking about it. So get online, book a table and just pop ‘wine club’ in the comments box.

*A tiny little bit of small print: The wine club only applies to the restaurant when you have a meal over lunch or dinner. Only applies to wine, no bringing your own bottle of Vodka and a straw ;) Just one bottle of wine per two people – come as a table of four and bring two bottles, no problem!

A little extra for a Thursday night! If you’re making the most of our wine club on a Thursday evening, you can enjoy a little something extra too! At 7pm and 10pm we’re offering a shuttle service from our brother venue Urban Beach to the Urban Reef and back again – we don’t want you to ruin your hair ;-) – all you need to do is pop the word ‘Taxi’ in your booking (if you book online) and we’ll get it sorted for you. It’ll be a shuttle taxi going back and forth at those specific times, so please bear with us if you have to wait a couple of minutes on a busy evening. Saves paying for car park!

So there you have it. A few little gems for this autumn and they’ll be running throughout October and November 2012.

Fawkes ‘N’ Hoes Festival!

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Urban Beach conker championships

Save the date boys ‘n’ girls for the Urban Beach harvest, bonfire ‘Fawkes n Hoes’ Festival!
Live music, real ales, snail racing, conker championships, epic pies and much much more! Running from the 2nd – 4th November for the whole weekend so pop the date in your diaries and we’ll keep you posted as to what’s going on with our big brother’s line-up!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the next few weeks for updates and photos of the preparations. The Urban Beach crew have got snails on high carb diets and sit up routines and they have been polishing their conkers…

And speaking of conkers, here are the ‘conker etiquette’ rules so you know what to expect from the games ;)

Conker Etiquette:

  1. All conkers and laces are supplied by Urban Beach.
  2. Each player is given a new conker and lace at the start of each game and they may knot the lace a maximum of one knot. Players may not re-use conkers from earlier games, however, you can re-use your laces. Laces may not be used from footwear incase of fungal contamination.
  3. The game will commence with a toss of a coin, the winner of the toss may elect to strike or receive.
  4. A distance of no less than 8’’ or 20cm of lace must be between knuckle and nut.
  5. Each player then takes three alternative strikes at the opponent’s conker.
  6. Each attempted strike must be clearly aimed at the nut, no deliberate mis-hits.
  7. The game will be decided once either of the conkers has been smashed.
  8. A small piece of nut or skin remaining shall be judged out, it must be enough to mount an attack.
  9. If both nuts smash at the same time then the match shall be re-played.

10.  Any nut being knocked from the lace but not smashing may be re-threaded within 10 seconds and the game shall be continued.

11.  A player causing a knotting of the laces (a snag) will be noted, three snags will lead to disqualification.

12.  If a game lasts for more than five minutes then play will halt and the ‘5 minute rule’ will come into effect. Each player will be allowed up to nine further strikes at their opponents nut, again alternating three strikes each. If neither conker has been smashed at the end of the nine strikes then the player who strikes the nut the most times during this period will be judged the winner.

The Chief Umpire’s decision shall be absolutely final!

Disclaimer:

Urban Beach does not accept any responsibility for broken bones, loss of limbs or death caused by this conker event. We urge participants to think about health and safety of themselves and others and suggest wearing eye goggles, welding gloves, American football helmets, kneepads, elbow pads, bulletproof vests, steel tapped boots, high visibility jackets and a cricket box for the fellas! Be warned – this sporting activity may contain nuts!