The savvy festive wine buyer

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

“Join me to taste some great value wines to enjoy over the festive period, that meet the demands of the informal party, Christmas lunch and the smart dinner party too.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected with the festive holiday / Christmas in mind, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

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The Drawing Seller

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Early in December don’t miss ‘The Drawing Seller’, a ‘pop up’ art exhibition by the artist HUTCH (aka James Hutchinson) situated in The Galley’s Cellar. The show will include a selection of brand new pen and watercolour paintings alongside some older, but previously un-exhibited, works as well as some limited edition HUTCH T-shirts. The majority of the work is unframed, all items are for sale (prices range from £20 – £900), available for collection at the end of the show and 20% of all sales will be donated to the charity Mencap. You will be able to pay for the artwork with cash at The Galley or online at www.byhutch.co.uk.

The exhibition opens with a Private View on December 2nd from 12:00–15:00 and finishes on December 8th 16:00 to coincide with Woodbridge Christmas Market. HUTCH will be present on both the 2nd and 8th. If you haven’t yet seen this artist’s work this is the perfect opportunity. The exhibition will remain on view between the 2nd and 8th during The Galley’s normal opening hours.

HUTCH’s current work is focussed on fusing external observation with internal reflection resulting in images which are refreshingly accessible yet original. While working, the artist muses on titles for the pictures, phrases or single words he evaluates carefully to widen the possible meaning of the piece or narrow the focus. Although only 31, HUTCH is in many ways old school, his art practice blends traditional, self-taught craftsmanship with quirky contemporary imagery. He achieves a pleasing balance between style and substance, successfully paying homage to some of the best art of the past, without being backward looking, clichéd or predictable.

Next summer HUTCH will take up the post of Artist in Residence at Helmingham Hall where he will paint and draw daily in the gardens. This opportunity has been granted to him by Lord and Lady Tollemache and by Ipswich School where HUTCH teaches art.

Wine & Dine : A Taste of Burgundy

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

”Join me to taste some fabulous wines from one of the world's most renowned wine regions. Burgundy's on top-form right now & never before has the wine lover been presented with such a wide range of styles & consistency.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Burgundy, including the various styles & diversity that this region offers, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley - Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting & a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : From Muscadet to Sancerre - classic Loire

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm

”Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from the Loire region, including the various styles & diversity that this area offers, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley - Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting & a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Rioja

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm


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”Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from the Rioja region, including white, rosé & of course a range of red wines, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting & a four course dinner

Lobster week

Every month this year we are holding weekly Lobster Festivals.

Live lobsters imported from Canada will be available.
Here is the full celebratory menu.

April  16–22nd 2012

May  14–20th 2012

June  11–17th 2012

July  16–22nd 2012

August  13–19th 2012

September  17–23rd 2012

October  15–21st 2012

November  12–18th 2012


The restaurant will be open on Monday and Tuesday during these special weeks.

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