How does a small coffee shop on the wrong side of the tracks survive when there are just soooooooooo many other competitors with better premises, more staff and more money, – flipping heck even the Deli (no offence) has got some cracking (PURPLE!) chairs in it’s window offering a lovely vantage point to see and be seen! We instead have an internal water feature when it rains that hasn’t been fixed in 18 months. Perhaps that’s the secret
Or perhaps it’s that we offer the best coffee? Or perhaps it’s because we really do cook our own food, and cakes, and cater to and for dietary requirements and offer people what they ask for not what it says on the packet?
Or maybe it’s that we don’t just expect people to venture out of their comfort zone of Keymer Road, The Hassocks High Street, so we put on events, and try to encourage people to do something a little bit different. With that in mind let me tell you a bit about what’s Coming Up soonish
Friday 22 May – The Hassocks Hash – technically not organised by the Purple Carrot but for the last 25 months every 4th Friday has seen us open our doors for people of all ages to rock up and run off, sometimes when they get back they even stay and chat, meet other runners, talk about training, their goals, occasionally even have a drink and a bite to eat. This is a free event and is open to all – gun goes at 7.30pm prompt. –
From Sunday for the half term week we will be offering a very limited service as most of the staff will be in Cornwall getting wet for a few days in a big tent in a big field – so if you’re thinking of popping in for a bite to eat give us a call first to make sure we’re there (01273 841296).
Monday 1 June – THE Quiz – apparently too hard for The Legion regulars who are running scared of being humbled. They shouldn’t worry as half the fun of the evening is everyone roundly cursing the Quiz master, and suggesting it was better in the Greyhound, but not as funny – the jackpot currently stands at around £50 and while you’re pouring over your table round we offer such luxury as a cheeky cheeseboard supplemented with a well deserved bottle of wine – or why not indulge in our growing range of dips, flatbreads and olives and a local beer? (7.30 for 8pm start – £2pp)
Thursday 4 June – Wine Wars part 2 – It’ll be all WHITE on the night. Punning apart there will be some stunning wines to compliment the excellent food fare This is Part 2 of our new countries involvement in this years wine wars.
We’ve done the reds so now it’s the turn of the whites from South America (Brazil & Argentina), South Africa, Portugal and the return of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Not sure which country is out in front after the reds round, Giles is keeping it all close to his chest, but I do know there were several people emerging from the basement with very happy faces – Neil and Pauline really liked the Romanian with their cheeseboard on the Saturday afterwards.
Food will again be a close approximation of what might be found in the countries concerned, there may be a couple of dishes the same as the last lot all went rather quickly – and we’ll also have a favourite bottle of wine to be given away in the prize draw. Don’t leave it too long as this one is getting booked up.
£15 – £17 on the night
Saturday 6 June – Fat Boys Invitational 7 a side Football Tournament. Now in its sixth year the tournament goes from strength to strength. What started out as a little get together of 4 local teams is now putting interested parties from as far away as Hurstpierpoint on a waiting list! The fun starts at 12.30pm on the Downlands School all weather pitches until 4.30pm. Food and trophies, winners speeches, and the champions league final will all take place from 5pm onwards in Adastra Park at the Keymer & Hassoks Sports and social Club. Why not come along and enjoy the mayhem?