🔶 2022 TDLD Annual Dinner 🍲

You, and your friends are warmly invited to join us for our Annual Dinner, where our Guest Speaker will be Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland the party’s Home Affairs Spokesperson who represents Orkney & Shetland in Parliament. Alastair has led the party’s opposition to the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill which he has described as taking “draconian powers to crack down on peaceful assemblies”. He also has a farming family background including links with Somerset and is one of our most longstanding parliamentarians.

The dinner will take the form of a Two-Course Hot Buffet, plus Tea and Coffee in the fabulous surroundings of Kings College, South Road, Taunton.  We feel that this will provide a wonderful backdrop to our evening, and we look forward to welcoming you all to this new venue.  We will have menu options which will cater for Vegan/Vegetarian and Gluten Free guests, as we have done in previous years.

We are very happy to have negotiated with the venue and despite the rising costs worldwide, have been able  to make  our ticket price as competitive as possible, therefore the Early Bird price will be £32 (with a cut-off date being 30th September 2022) thereafter the price will be £35.  We think this provides excellent value for what is always a very enjoyable evening.  As this is our major fundraising event of the year, we would welcome an additional £2 on ever ticket, which will obviously go towards raising much needed funds to fight the General Election here in the Taunton Deane constituency. 

Booking Service will close promptly on Friday 28th October, as all final menu options and guest numbers need to be with the venue by Monday 31st October.

The evening will offer the chance to win a holiday in France or in the Lake District in our auction as well as  other exciting lots up for grabs.

Our terrific value champagne draw means  you can win a bottle of Champagne for just £2 as well as a raffle with some quality prizes – if you can add something special as a raffle prize, please let us know in advance?

There is also an opportunity for your company or organisation to sponsor the event, please email [email protected] to enquire about. 

Dress code for the evening is Smart Casual. There is ample parking at Kings College directly in front of the building and all rooms will be on the ground floor.  There will be a ramp in place  for guests who may need this due to restricted mobility.

Please reach out to your own friends groups and bring a party to the dinner, for bookings of more than six, your own table will be reserved for you – tables seat a maximum of 10 people comfortably.

This year’s menu will be a two-course hot buffet which will comprise of the following:

  • Middle Eastern spiced rump of lamb with warm pickled carrots and Dauphinoise Potatoes
  • Open lasagne of sweet potato, butternut squash and courgette with Gruyere cheese served with a green salad (vegan and gluten free)
  • Fresh bread will be available to accompany the main dishes above.
  • Date and toffee pudding with caramelised banana and cream
  • Poached pears, cinnamon syrup, wild berries - (vegan )
  • Complimentary Tea and Coffee will be served after the meal.  There will also be a Bar open throughout the evening.  We are unable to process cash payments and only card payments can therefore be made.

Immediately preceding the dinner will be the Annual General Meeting of Taunton Deane Liberal Democrats.  This will be starting promptly at 5.30pm in the Conference Room which is adjacent to the Woodward Room where the dinner will be held.  There will be staff to direct you.

Please see below to buy tickets online.  You will receive an automatic confirmation of your purchase to your email address. 


November 04, 2022 at 7:00pm - 10pm
King's College
South Road
Taunton TA1 3LA
United Kingdom
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John Townend · · 01823 336666

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£32.00 Early Bird Ticket