**** Calling All IGBA Exhibitors and Attendees to IGBA Exhibition on the 16th / 17th October 2021 ****
We have been trying to put back a collective evening meal into the program of events.
The Treble Bob Harvester Restaurant, Tallys End, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4TX Tel no 01246 813005, very close to the IBIS hotel being the restaurant most able to accommodate but with compromises.
It appears that their restaurant eating arrangements have changed with the previous and current Covid regulations and staff issues.
They are now unable to give us a substantial block booking in a reserved area where we eat together, but are able to take smaller number bookings, on the following arrangements:
NO booking higher than 12 at any one time – kitchen staffing numbers and pressure dictates.
NO booking higher than 8 in number after 8pm.
The number of known attendees wanting to eat together is currently 29 and negotiation with the manager has secured one table for 12 at 7:00pm, one table for 4 at 7:15 one table for 8 & one for 5 at 7:30pm.
We are on our limit for a group booking but there are still tables available on an individual booking basis. IF you want to join the social evening please book directly with Treble Bob Harvester Tel no. 01246 813005 provide “IGBA Bob Mortimer” as a reference and the Harvester will accommodate you.
Tables may be in separate locations within the restaurant but their best endeavours will try to get tables as close together as possible. It has been stressed that current Covid Regs relaxation has meant that weekend eating capacity is always stretched to the limit. So hurry and book.
There is a bar area where we can happily congregate together pre and post meals. So we can socialise albeit not as originally anticipated.
The IBIS hotel cannot accommodate evening eating arrangements and with the best intentions I do not want to spend hours trying to find a restaurant in Chesterfield that will be able to hold a potential unknown number of table settings at this late stage.
General Secretary 20 September 2021