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News about forthcoming Pembrokeshire U3A events

New Year’s Lunch 2018

Pembrokeshire U3A is holding a New Year’s Lunch at 

Hotel Mariners, Mariners Square, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2DU.  Telephone: 01437 763 353.


Friday, 19th January 2018, 12 noon for 12.30 pm.

The cost is £18.50 per person for two courses (Main and Dessert, with Coffee).

The full menu can be found here: Lunch Menu Friday 19th January 2018

Should you wish to attend please tick your menu choices noting each person’s choice and return the Menu and Booking Form to Penny Thomas, 12 Kensington Gardens, Haverfordwest SA61 2RL together with a cheque made payable to Pembrokeshire U3A by Monday 8th January 2018.

The Booking Form is here:  Booking Form for lunch on 19th January 2018


We will be holding our 4th Annual Quiz on Friday May 12th, at Neyland Athletic Club. As in previous years, it will take the form of a GENERAL KNOWLEDGE quiz for teams of 4, open to all members. The emphasis will be very much on “general” knowledge, with questions on subjects that will be familiar to everyone, such as Music, Literature, Geography, Food & Drink, History, etc.

We’re sure that most of you enjoy watching quizzes, or taking part in them, or both, & hope as many of you as possible will get together with your friends in the U3A, perhaps with other members of your Groups, form a team, and come along and join in what should be a fun, social afternoon.

There is no entry fee, but obviously we need to get some idea of numbers and, nearer the time, a commitment. If you would like to enter a team, or, as an individual, would like further details or information on taking part, please get in touch with me, my contact details are below.

The quiz will begin at 2pm, & we aim to finish around 4.30pm, with a short comfort & refreshment break in the middle.

Peter Brown
01834 813895

New Year Dinner 2017

The New Year’s Dinner will once again be at Wolfscastle Country Hotel (Alt yr Afon)

on 20th January 2017

at 6.30 for 7pm

Cost £25 per head

Downloadable menu-for-New-Year-Dinner-2017

Downloadable Booking Form



Cauliflower & smoked cheddar soup, salsa verdi, garlic croutons


Smoked duck & orange salad, pine nuts, pesto


Penderyn cured salmon, orange, crème fraiche, watercress


Blue cheese & pearl barley risotto, dressed rocket, onion jam



Lemon roast chicken supreme, thyme jus


Confit duck leg, celeriac puree, braised red cabbage


Seared salmon fillet, spinach, chive beurre blanc


Aubergine parmigiana, garlic focaccia (v)

Selection of Seasonal Vegetables/Accompaniments


Baileys cheesecake, orange sorbet


Brioche & chocolate, bread and butter pudding, crème anglaise


Mulled winter berry meringue roulade

coffee/tea & homemade fudge


£25.00 per head

Coffee Morning – Wednesday 30th March


Coffee Morning
Wednesday 30th March at 10.30
Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall

We have had a lot of new members in the past year and it has been decided to hold a coffee morning 10.30 on 30th March at Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall.
We are also inviting Group Leaders who will be talking about the various groups that are available.

If you would like to attend , please contact me so we have a rough idea of numbers for catering purposes.
Jan Manning
Membership Secretary
01437 760102

Mid Summer’s Dinner – 24th June 2016

Mid Summer’s Dinner – 24th June 2016

Allt-yr-Afon, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest
6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.



Pea & Mint Soup, parmesan croutons
Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad, parmesan, lardons, garlic croutons
Goats Cheese & Thyme Tarts, red onion marmalade
Butternut Squash Ravioli, velouté, red pepper, salsa verde


Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta & Spinach, tarragon cream sauce
Grilled Rump Steaklet, mushroom, red wine & onion sauce
Herb Crusted Cod, watercress sauce
Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne (v)
Selection of Seasonal Vegetables/Accompaniments


Raspberry Cheesecake
Sticky Toffee Pudding, butterscotch and cinnamon ice cream
Strawberry Roulade
Coffee/Tea & Homemade Fudge

£25.00 per person

The menu and booking form is available by clicking here.


Creative Writing Session with Judith Barrow

Creative Writing Session with Judith Barrow
At our September Meeting, the author Judith Barrow gave a talk about her writing.
Judith teaches Creative Writing in various venues around Pembrokeshire.  She has kindly
offered to teach a two hour long creative writing session for Pembrokeshire U3A.   If you would be interested in attending this free session, please could you let me know asap, so a date and venue can be arranged. Gloria Droy  01348 831467

Proposed Trip to Oxford – April 2016

A trip to Oxford is proposed for Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd April 2016 visiting Blenheim Palace the cost of which is included in the price.

There will also be time in Oxford to visit the Ashmolean Museum (free entry) or just to enjoy the city.

The tour is arranged by Jones of Login who would provide a 49 seater luxury coach. There are 5 single occupancy rooms available without a supplement.

The costs are as follows:

Based on 35 £168.00
Based on 40 £159.00
Based on 45 £152.00

This is for a 4* Hotel in Whitney (12 miles from the centre of Oxford) including dinner, bed and full English breakfast.

Please contact Penny Thomas on 01437 766775 or email

New Year’s Dinner – 15th January 2016

A chance for all Pembrokeshire U3A members to get together for a special evening to complete or wind down from the Season’s festivities at Allt-yr-Afon, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest.

New Year’s Dinner

15th January 2016

Allt-yr-Afon, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest, SA62 5LZ

19.00 for 19.30



Broccoli & Stilton Soup (with croutons)

Prawn & Smoked Salmon (hors d’oeuvre)

Duo of Melon, (Raspberry Sorbet Coulis)


Butter Roast Pembrokeshire Turkey

(Confit leg, orange & rosemary stuffing, thyme gravy)

Beef Bourguignon

Seed Crusted Chicken Breast

Baked Salmon with Herb Crust (watercress butter sauce)

Cheese Mille Feuille (black bomber, mozzarella, textures of squash, red pepper, kale, salsa verde) (V)

Selection of Seasonal Vegetables/Accompaniments


White Chocolate Cheesecake (winter berry sorbet)

Black Cherry Frangipane (berry sorbet, vanilla anglaise)

Tarte Tatin (French Apple Tart) (vanilla ice cream

Selection of cheese & Biscuits

Coffee/Tea & Homemade Fudge

£23.00 per person

The menu and booking form is available by clicking here.



U3A Speaker for September’s Meeting at NAC

“Inspiration for a Wartime Saga”

A talk by author Judith Barrow

Our speaker for this meeting is the author, Judith Barrow.   Judith grew up in the Pennines, but has lived in Pembrokeshire for the last 30 years.   “Living in the Shadows” is the final book in her “Pattern of Shadows” trilogy, set in Wales and Lancashire.

Judith has also published poetry and short fiction, as well as three children’s books and a play which was performed at the Dylan Thomas Centre.   In spite of her busy writing career, Judith finds time to teach creative writing classes in Tenby, Narberth and Pembroke Dock.

Her talk for us is entitled “Inspiration for a Wartime Saga” which will no doubt stimulate interesting memories in some of us!