2017 PARTY IN THE PUB - THE WHEATY WEEKENDER! 30th June - 2nd July
2017 will be our 5th Party in the Pub, and in true Wheatsheaf style we've decided to make it bigger and better then ever by extending it from a one day event to the three day 'Wheaty Weekender'. With all the normal fun of Party in the Pub, there will be live music, family fun, dancing and of course raising lots of money for our nominated charity, The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity. Watch this space for more information or like our facebook page or follow us on twitter.
PARTY IN THE PUB 2016 RAISES £1,800 FOR EPSOM RIDING FOR THE DISABLED
Our mission was to party like the Wheaty had never party'd before and as you'll see from the video that we've put together for you, our mission was achieved! Despite two torrential downpours, fobbing beer as a result of the cellar cooling unit breaking down and the remote cooler blowing up, we still managed to party for twelve hours from midday to midnight. A massive thanks to everyone who came along to Party in the Pub 2016 and for your generous support in raising a whopping £1,800 for the Epsom Riding for the Disabled. We said that this year would be bigger and better than ever and, it's fair to say, we delivered. The 10 bands supplied by the Realistic Music Academy were all awesome and in the evening we danced our socks off to the fantastic Nikki Aston and the brilliant Emma Morris. We really hope you enjoyed the day and the feedback we've received from our regulars and many new faces is that it was the best Party in the Pub ever. Check out our video link below and you might just see yourself busting some big shapes on the Wheaty dance floor or looking silly in our outdoor photo booth.
Party in the Pub 2015 raises over £3,250
A huge, massive, enormous, gigantic thank you to everyone who came to Party in the Pub 2015 and supported the St. Helier & Surrey Kidney Patients Association (SHAK). We raised a wonderful £3,250 for the charity which will go towards improving the facilities and welfare of Kidney patients under the care of the renal unit at St. Helier Hospital. We are still fundraising in the pub with another £500 draw in progress plus we've left all the SHAK collection boxes on the bar so it's not too late to donate.
The day started in the glorious sunshine with Wheaty favourite, Josh Bolt, with another wonderful performance of swing from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble. Our cunning plan to book Josh to open the Party didn't disappoint as by the start of his second set there was standing room only in our courtyard garden.
Our brilliant face painting team of Kerry, Ella, Candice and Dee were kept extremely busy with butterflies, rainbows, cats, mice, spiderman and Dalmations being applied to kids faces (and some grown ups). The kid's play area was packed to the rafters and Nanny Beryl was hard at it selling kid's lucky dip, name the teddy and guesses for how many sweet in the jar.
Next up behind the mic was Wheaty debutant, the sensational Emma Morris. Emma opened her act with a few well known numbers from musical theatre before belting out a rendition of Frozen's 'Let It Go' that went down a storm with the Mum's and little ones. Emma then got everyone on their feet for a set of girlie anthems accompanied by daughter and future Wheaty superstar, Millie. We've received an amazing response following Emma's performance and we'll be asking her to come back to the Wheaty to sing for us again.
Throughout the afternoon the garden got busier and busier with Christine and Wendy busting some moves whilst selling cakes, ice lollies, raffle tickets and sweets alongside Vince who served jugs of Pimms and real ale from the outside bar.
Local singer, songwriter and all round brilliant guy Howard Dee then took to the stage to perform a set of acoustic covers and material from his album, Unfulfilled Finale, available on iTunes. Unfortunately, the sky began to darken and the threatened thunderstorm arrived resulting in Howard having to finish his set early as the deluge of rain started to impinge on the outside electric supply. We feel really sorry for Howard and can't thank him enough for carrying on despite the dreadful conditions but the wet weather didn't dampen the party atmosphere with party-goers finding shelter.
Our wonderful chefs, Tim and Jim, were flipping burgers and sausages all afternoon cooking up a healthy profit for the charity. Grant, Marc, Beef and Dave were working full on restocking the bar, collecting and washing glasses plus selling raffle tickets. A special mention to all of our volunteers and artistes who gave up their time to assist us in what everyone has described as "the best Party in the Pub so far". You are all superstars!!
Wheaty pop princess and singing sensation Nikki Aston then sung her heart out in the main bar keeping the party atmosphere in full swing with patrons dancing both inside and out in the beer garden. Nikki's brilliant party set was warmly received by everyone.
We'll be writing to all of the local businesses and patrons who kindly donated prizes into our charity raffle and auction to thank them for their contribution in making the day a great success.
A final mention to Sam, Tom and Lee who worked tirelessly hard behind the bar all day. The 3 of you did an amazing job! So there we have it,. Party in the Pub 2015 done and dusted!
And the raffle winners are.....
Afternoon tea for 2 in a Firmdale Hotel - Jonny Cool (Yellow 478)
Tassimo coffee machine - Trevor & Jan (Yellow 475)
£50 voucher for Derby Arms, Epsom - John Kerwood (Blue 387)
2 tickets for the ultimate wine experience at Denbies Vineyard - Ronnie Bolt (Blue 103)
A manicure and pedicure from Nessie's Mobile Nails - Lyn (Pink 379)
A voucher for Bill's Restaurant, Epsom - Catherine (Blue 184)
2 tickets for Epsom Racecourse - Mark's Friend (Blue 309)
£20 gift voucher from Bourne Beautiful - Shelly E (Yellow 368)
A bottle of champagne - Pat (White 158)
2 tickets for Kempton Racecourse - Alison (White 271)
A round of golf for 4 at Sutton Green Golf Club - Colin (Blue 366)
Fish n' chip supper for 2 at Plaice to Eat, Epsom - City Sue (Yellow 76)
A bottle of Prosecco - H (Pink 111)
Meal voucher for Il Cappricio - Dee McDonald (Blue 187)
Plasma TV - Beef (Yellow 360)
‘Wimbledon 2014:The Official Story of the Championship’ book - Lee (Pink 234)
Jewellery Set - Steve Wood (Pink 73)
2 Headmasters gift set’s - Jack (Yellow 279) & Jen (Blue 233)
A meal for 4 at Nandos, Epsom - Annie May (Yellow 411)
M&S summer beauty set - Terry (Pink 548)
£10 voucher for the Beauty Box, Ewell - Barry (Yellow 330)
4 ball at Surrey Downs Golf Club - Simon (Blue 163)
A meal for 2 at Ciao Italia, Banstead - Stuart (Yellow 316)
A meal for 2 at the Jolly Coopers, Epsom Common - Emma (Blue 214)
A case of assorted wines - Paul Gray (Yellow 391)
A case of sparkling wine - Tina (Pink 556)
£30 voucher for Skin Secrets, Ewell - Tony & Wendy (Pink 59)
Bottle of Lanson champagne - C (Blue 229)
£30 voucher for Ewell Village Nails - Terry & Linda (269)
Party in the Pub 2014
Party in the Pub 2014 raised a whopping £4.000 for the Epsom Medical Equipment Fund. A huge thanks to our live performers 'Everwhile', Josh Bolt' and 'Nikki Aston' who entertained the crowds all day. Thanks also to everyone who came and supported the event and purchased raffle tickets, cakes, BBQ and had their faces painted.
The money raised was used to purchase a baby heart probe for Epsom General Hospital.