Back To Season 2014-2015FRASIER'S; 72 Central Parade, Herne Bay
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FRASIER'S; 72 Central Parade, Herne Bay
2015-04-25ROUND 11
25.04.'15
PlayedEels
(4 pts)
Pie
(4 pts)
Mash
(3 pts)
Afters
(2 pts)
Liquor
(1 pts)
SumBTotalTotal
CHRIS CHARALAMBOUS80290290
NICK EVANS111310120204.50224.5
MIKE GOLDWATER101210116170186
RICHARD LUCAS81310221129150
EDWARD MOSSE8111011297109
JUDITH DESCHAMPS908888
TOM LEADER308686
DENISE ROUSE405555
DOUGLAS BENFORD404949
JEAN CUNLIFFE604848
ANDY POTTER304848
SUE MADIGAN504040
MICHAEL TREACY21
2*Penalty: LEFTOVERS
201112132
PAUL GRICE202929
SABRINA BORDIN2025.5025.5
KATHERINE SCHOPFLIN202424
DANIEL BOUQUET10330324024
PAUL GALE102424
RON COX102424
LEIGH PAGET102020
PETER ROLFE101717
ALAN SMITH101616
MAX FORBES11120216016
PETER MOULE101616
MONTY MARTIN1014.6814.7
ANDRE DE ST JORRE101212
BEN HAYES101212
MATTHEW LOWING101212
MIKE HARRIS101010
ROBIN BAIRD-SMITH101010
MOIRA TRAFFORD109.329.3
IAN BURR1099
TERRY CECIL1099
PAT LAWRENCE1088
MAIRI MACKAY10-6-6

The unsuspecting Kentish resort of Herne Bay was influxed by a posse of pie and mash tourists on the last Saturday of April. Fresh off the high speed Javelin service from St Pancras, they paused briefly before seeking out a park for an appetite-enhancing kick-about.

The unsuspecting Kentish resort of Herne Bay was influxed by a posse of pie and mash tourists on the last Saturday of April. Fresh off the high speed Javelin service from St Pancras, they paused briefly before seeking out a park for an appetite-enhancing kick-about.

As the magic hour of one neared, they headed towards the sea front in search of Frasier's Pie and Mash Shop, finding some delightful curios along the way — including a likely potato supplier.

As the magic hour of one neared, they headed towards the sea front in search of Frasier's Pie and Mash Shop, finding some delightful curios along the way — including a likely potato supplier.

Shambling along the shingle, I received a droll message from club associate Daniel Bouquet. "The mash might be cooked by the time you arrive."

Shambling along the shingle, I received a droll message from club associate Daniel Bouquet. "The mash might be cooked by the time you arrive."

Frasier's occupies a prominent spot directly opposite the clock tower. I was told that the shop has been in business for six years.

Frasier's occupies a prominent spot directly opposite the clock tower. I was told that the shop has been in business for six years.

Bouquet, now a Whitstable coffee baron, last saw competitive action in the Club’s visit to Harrington’s in April 2011. We caught up with him as he perused the property pages over his first plateful.

His squeezable Encona proved to be something of a loose cannon.

Bouquet, now a Whitstable coffee baron, last saw competitive action in the Club’s visit to Harrington’s in April 2011. We caught up with him as he perused the property pages over his first plateful.

His squeezable Encona proved to be something of a loose cannon.

The stewed eels were duly anointed.

Here's Mike G evaluating that delicate dish of spice and fish.

The stewed eels were duly anointed.

Here's Mike G evaluating that delicate dish of spice and fish.

The booth arrangement offered these two old duffers opportunity for a cosy tête-à-tête.

[Below] Ed Mossse was sporting his red hot "Team GB Pie and Mash Squad" t-shirt for the occasion.

The booth arrangement offered these two old duffers opportunity for a cosy tête-à-tête.

[Below] Ed Mossse was sporting his red hot "Team GB Pie and Mash Squad" t-shirt for the occasion.

I went for a three and one. This is it.

This event was never going to be a high-scorer; I reckoned these specimens to be 1.4 times larger than a standard Robin's pie. And, though generously scraped, there was a little more texture to the spuds than I would have liked. I put it down to a poorly-performing potato pummeler.

I went for a three and one. This is it.

This event was never going to be a high-scorer; I reckoned these specimens to be 1.4 times larger than a standard Robin's pie. And, though generously scraped, there was a little more texture to the spuds than I would have liked. I put it down to a poorly-performing potato pummeler.

And that's me.

Mike's application of chilli vinegar was textbook.

And that's me.

Mike's application of chilli vinegar was textbook.

Mosse's portions may be modest, but there's no denying the lad's gusto — it's fearsome!

Here's my sister Max mucking in with the rest of us. With fair weather forecast, she had decided to bring along her two 'erberts for a day out at the coast . . .

Mosse's portions may be modest, but there's no denying the lad's gusto — it's fearsome!

Here's my sister Max mucking in with the rest of us. With fair weather forecast, she had decided to bring along her two 'erberts for a day out at the coast . . .

. . . but Marmaduke and Royston Forbes merely dabbled with p-n-m as a supplement to their burger and chips.

. . . but Marmaduke and Royston Forbes merely dabbled with p-n-m as a supplement to their burger and chips.

The Saturday lunchtime fixture enabled the presence of one Michael Treacy — Ed Mosse's pal and flatmate. However he didn't cover himself with glory. A cocktail of large pies, lumpy mash and a tall glass of cold water proved disastrous to his scoresheet — and mine.

By contrast Bouquet was comfortably leaning into his second platter, the day's high scorer on 24 points.

[Below] Scenes from the shop.

The Saturday lunchtime fixture enabled the presence of one Michael Treacy — Ed Mosse's pal and flatmate. However he didn't cover himself with glory. A cocktail of large pies, lumpy mash and a tall glass of cold water proved disastrous to his scoresheet — and mine.

By contrast Bouquet was comfortably leaning into his second platter, the day's high scorer on 24 points.

[Below] Scenes from the shop.

Our hosts were [clockwise from left]: Emma, Lee the Pieman, Jody and Lucy.

Emma has worked here for nearly a year, and helps run the business with her partner. She responded to Mike Treacy's reflux whoopsie with the commendable composure of a long-experienced dinner lady.

Our hosts were [clockwise from left]: Emma, Lee the Pieman, Jody and Lucy.

Emma has worked here for nearly a year, and helps run the business with her partner. She responded to Mike Treacy's reflux whoopsie with the commendable composure of a long-experienced dinner lady.

The group shot.

Seaside pie and mash is a winning — and warming — combination that we've enjoyed at Clacton, Walton, Eastbourne and Southend. Aside from the day's disappointment in the mash department, Frasier's offers up substantial and reasonably-priced fare in a classic seaside setting. But there's an affluent breeze blowing along the north Kent coast, and it'll be interesting to see how much of its traditional character Herne Bay can retain in years to come.

The group shot.

Seaside pie and mash is a winning — and warming — combination that we've enjoyed at Clacton, Walton, Eastbourne and Southend. Aside from the day's disappointment in the mash department, Frasier's offers up substantial and reasonably-priced fare in a classic seaside setting. But there's an affluent breeze blowing along the north Kent coast, and it'll be interesting to see how much of its traditional character Herne Bay can retain in years to come.

Makcari's pier-side parlour was selected for the delicious, but non-scoring, dessert course, which Ed Mosse anticipated eagerly.

Makcari's pier-side parlour was selected for the delicious, but non-scoring, dessert course, which Ed Mosse anticipated eagerly.

It was the perfect set-up for a 5-mile walk westwards to Whitstable.

It was the perfect set-up for a 5-mile walk westwards to Whitstable.

There were a number of diversions on the way, namely the Hampton Inn and the Tankerton Arms.

There were a number of diversions on the way, namely the Hampton Inn and the Tankerton Arms.

The hike didn't end with the glorious flaming sunset I'd imagined, but the sight of Old Neptune looming up over the shingle certainly warmed my cockles.

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The hike didn't end with the glorious flaming sunset I'd imagined, but the sight of Old Neptune looming up over the shingle certainly warmed my cockles.

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