The Friday Luncheon



The Friday Lunch meets on the second Friday of every second month. Members take turns to choose a restaurant where we can meet, usually at 12.30 noon for 13.00pm lunch.  Menus are often provided in advance. The aim is to visit a variety of local restaurants to enjoy good food and good company.



The Black Boy, Oving

9 March 2018


The Bell at Hardwick

11 May 2018



The Friday Lunch is open to ALL members of Haddenham U3A who enjoy good food, conversation and company. It is a fine, sociable way to get to meet other U3A members in a convivial setting. Members should make their own travel arrangements to the restaurant, sharing cars where possible.

Please note that the Haddenham U3A also runs a Sunday Lunch for those for whom Sunday is more convenient. U3A members may join both the Friday and Sunday Lunches if they wish.



Members settle their own lunch bills at the restaurant


Next Events 


The Black Boy, Oving

9 Mar 2018

Meet at 12.30 for 1.00 hrs sitting

Meet at the Black Boy, Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN

The Bell, Hardwick

11 May 2018

Meet at 12.30 for 1.00 hrs sitting

Meet at  The Bell at Hardwick HP22 4DZ






Group Notice   

Friday 9 March 2018 - The Black Boy at Oving

The Black Boy was built circa 1524. The original building is still standing. The front door, bar area with beams, kitchen and living accommodation can still be seen. Various extensions and outbuildings were added in the 20th Century.

The Hossle or village pond, situated at the bottom of the pub gardens, was the only source of clean running spring water in the area during drought. Farmers with sheep, cattle or horses would walk their animals from miles away to the spring, which is still as abundant today. It is rumoured that Oliver Cromwell and his New Model Army camped in the pub garden and hossle after sacking nearby Bolebec Castle at Whitchurch.

Why the name Black Boy? There are a number of similarly named pubs across the UK but the origins of the name is not clear cut. The most common belief is from when Charles II (1660-1685) was in exile his dark complexion earned him the nickname The Black Boy.

Friday 11 May 2018 - The Bell at Hardwick

"The Bell is a welcoming picturesque country gastropub with an unusually large range of Organic wine. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked, locally sourced, seasonally influenced a la carte menu supplemented by daily-changing specials on the specials board.

The Bell is located within three miles of Whitchurch, Weedon and Bierton villages and the areas of Watermead, Buckingham Park,and Fairford Leys in Aylesbury and offer the tranquility and community of a country pub.  We have invested in super fast broadband for locals and business people alike to join us for a working lunch during the week.

The Bell also cater for families with members who need or choose to eat a particular diet – most of our menu is gluten and dairy free and we always provide delicious options for vegetarians and vegans.  We are both family friendly – high chairs are available and we have a freshly cooked children’s menu- and dog friendly (one side of the pub has a flagstone floor)."


The Friday Luncheon Club is open to ALL members of Haddenham U3A.  Please notify the organiser in advance of their attendance, in order to enable the arrangements with the restaurant to be made.

























Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Annette Marsden, telephone 01844291022 or email