Folkboat Amelie Rose with Phil Beer at Lake Yard

  Classic Car Day Live Music


THIS SUNDAY 31ST MAY 2015   from 6 pm

We are very happy to welcome at Lake Yard

Phil Beer and Amelie Rose – Folkboat


About Amelie Rose
Amelie Rose will be familiar to members as the very pretty large traditional boat out on the moorings. Most will be aware that she is used throughout the summer to provide active traditional sailing holidays for paying guests. She was launched in 2009 and been in continuous use since. She is famous for being the star of ITVs “Hungry Sailors” sailing and cooking show and is in 2015 officially the fastest Pilot Cutter in the world having just returned triumphant from the annual “world” championships in Cornwall.

About Phil Beer
Phil Beer is one of England’s foremost fiddle players and traditional musicians. He is a multi instrumentalist however and is equally skilled with guitar, mandolin and even ukulele. Undoubtedly best known for his performances with the group “Show of Hands”, Phil tours extensively with many other groups and as a solo performer. He has a wide repertoire including traditional folk music, blues and jazz and all sorts of acoustic music.
He is an enthusiastic sailor and a gifted teacher. Phil likes to bring out the best in other musicians around him and a warm and easy person to be around.

Phil Beer and Amelie Rose – Folkboat

Some years ago Phil and Amelie Rose Skipper, Diggory Rose (no relation) realised that a traditional boat would make a great venue for like-minded musical people to get together and make music and so the Folkboat project was born.

This year, Folkboat is being held on board Amelie Rose over a number of weeks in the summer. Sunday 31st May and the following Sunday, 7th June, are the start dates for the next two trips with additional dates later in the year.

The idea is for the guests to meet prior to joining the boat, in the Lakeyard Bar, have something to eat and then set out to embark on the boat. In exchange for this, the guests and Phil himself will lead a session or perform in the bar to create a great ambiance.

By definition, a session will go in any number of different directions and the music played will vary according to the tastes and instruments of the participants but it is always very inclusive and often promotes others to join in.

It will be by no means exclusively folk music and there are bound to be other influences but it will be acoustic and open to all comers.

Any musical members are encouraged to come on down and join in, it is not exclusively for those sailing on Amelie Rose! So put the word about and get down to the bar. The guests join us at 1800 and we’ll aim to get things going as soon as the momentum gathers.

We are looking forward to seeing you
The Lake Yard Team

First Day of Spring

Yellow-Daffodils-Flowers-600x450Spring is finally in the air, at last all we’ve been hoping and longing for and it won’t be long now until we are back on the water and enjoying the warm sun on our faces again.

Let’s celebrate the new start of the season with a lovely meal at lake Yard and our new upcoming events. We have arranged some fun and interesting music nights, delicious food and drinks, the classic cars, motorcycle and boats day and much more …

Have a look around on our website for our new events programme and exciting special offers or just come by and see us.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

All the Best
the Lake Yard Team


The expected has happened. The hot days are long gone and a familiar chill has started to creep back in. Rather than mourning the warm weather, we are starting to look forward to getting cosy this winter, and what better way to do so than having a lovely hot coffee or tea on our new cosy sofas. Make yourself comfortable!!!

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