This was our first visit to Langton's restaurant, grill and bar found in the grounds of a newly developed 68 acre gated community and gardens called Magna Carta Park just down the road from the Air Force Memorial, Englefield Green, Surrey. This site was recently the one of Brunel University extended campuses but it's foundation dates back to the time of the East India Company early 19th century when they established the Indian College of Engineering there. It has had many transformations since then. It is now the location of very exclusive and expensive residential homes and retirement flats for the over 55's. The restaurant in the original Victorian listed building now called Coopers Hill House is open to the public weekly except on Mondays. Reservations are recommended as this venue offers fine dining in beautiful parkland surroundings.
61 club members and friends enjoyed a delicious three course meal followed by coffee and tea in the bar. At round 2:30 pm we left in convoy to Windsor Great Park to the Royal Lodge Estate (former home of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) for a private visit to All Saints Chapel Royal. The Chapel Royal is used for private worship by Her Majesty the Queen as well as the many residents of Windsor Great Park. Our host was Canon Martin Poll who gave us a very light hearted and enjoyable history of the Chapel. We were able to roam around the Chapel looking at all the royal monuments, war memorials and the royal pew. We were then invited to their small church hall for a selection of homemade cakes tea and coffee prepared by the Canon's wife Diana Poll. The typically British weather was slightly damp on arrival at Langton's and it poured down during our lunch only to lift for our visit the Royal Chapel. The feedback from many who attended has been very positive.