The Hon. Mary Montagu-Scott 'Being The High Sheriff of Hampshire'

Monday 15th October

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The Hon. Mrs Mary Montagu-Scott DL was High Sheriff of Hampshire 2017 - 2018. Mary will tell us what a modern day High Sheriff does, how you are appointed and how is it relevant to today's society.

The shrievalty dates back to Saxon times and is the oldest secular office in the country. The High Sheriff ensures the welfare of the High Court judges, attends royal visits and supports all organisations working in law and order, community cohesion and public safety. The High Sheriff is second in precedence after the Lord Lieutenant in the county. The office is unpaid, non-political and the appointment is for one year only. Mary will tell us about her recent year in office and all the extraordinary things she did including visiting prisons, the commissioning of the new aircraft carrier, the Law courts and meeting many wonderful dedicated people working in the voluntary sector across the county.

1045 Coffee

1115 Presentation

1230 Pre-lunch drink

1300 Three-course lunch

1500 Close

Non-residential price £75 to include;

Arrival coffee, presentation by Hon Mary Montagu-Scott, three-course lunch with coffee and chocolates and your choice of a glass of red or white wine with lunch.

Please confirm any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Guests will be seated at banqueting tables of 10/12 for the presentation and lunch.

Dress Code: Smart/Casual (jackets preferred for gentlemen)

Lunch Menu

Pressing of Ham Hock

with charred pineapple, tarragon and wholegrain mustard dressing

*(v) Risotto of Forest Mushrooms

with vintage parmesan, truffle

Fillet of Cod

with miso and aubergine purée, choi sum, soy and lime dressing

*(v) Salt Baked Celeriac

with kale, crisp duck egg, winter truffle

Dark Chocolate Delice

with confit orange, orange sorbet

Tea/coffee and chocolates

Please advise if you wish to pre order the vegetarian starter or main course or indeed have any other dietary requirements we are not aware of at least a week prior to the event.