Thursday, October 14, 2021

CI South West Social - EXETER - Sat 27 Nov 2021

CI South West will be returning to the Imperial in Exeter for a cochlear implant social on Saturday 27 November 2021 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

This time we will be meeting in a new location, the reception room to the right of the front door as you come into the pub (we will not be meeting in the Orangery as we have done in previous years). Thank you to Terry Drewett for reserving the room for us.
All CI candidates, users, interested friends and family are welcome to come along and join us for a drink and a chat. If you are new to our group, please identify yourself when you arrive and we will be happy to introduce you to others in the group. We are more than happy to answer questions and share experiences.
The Imperial is located near Exeter St. Davids railway station, and a short walk from Exeter city centre and Exeter Central railway station. The pub has limited parking on site.

The Imperial (Wetherspoons) - New North Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4AH

Hope you will be able to join us!
Very best wishes,
CI South West

CI South West Social - BRISTOL - Sat 30 Oct 2021

 CI South West Social - BRISTOL

Saturday 30 October 2021 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Shakespeare Tavern - CENTRAL BRISTOL
68 Prince St BS1 4QD

At long last a Bristol CI South West Social. It will probably be in the upstairs part of the pub, but, we can sit downstairs as well if we get busy. The landlord is aware, I've booked 2 tables but have told the landlord it could be more. The pub is near Queen Square and there is parking in a Car Park nearby or just along Prince Street is a NCP car park. The pub has a good food menu and a fine selection of Ales. Would you expect any different lol. We look forward to seeing you and hopefully a well overdue catch up. If any new people are coming, please let us know as we can look out for you.

**Please note this is not The Shakespear near Temple Meads** 

Best wishes

Dave Roberts
CI South West

Friday, September 24, 2021

Save the Date! Upcoming CI Socials in Bristol and Exeter

We are pleased to announce confirmed dates for the next two CI South West socials:

BRISTOL - Saturday 30 October 2021
EXETER - Saturday 27 November 2021

Invites for both of these socials including venue details will be sent out closer to the time.
Thank you to Dave CIborg Roberts and Terry Drewett for reserving space for us 🙂

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CI South West Social - Plymouth


Join us for a lovely afternoon at the Ship pub in the Plymouth Barbican! The Ship has lots of covered outdoor seating next to the harbour side, new tables with large umbrellas suitable for a variety of weather, and there is seating inside the pub too.

All CI users, candidates, interested friends and family are welcome to come along for a drink and a chat.
If you are a new CI candidate coming along for the first time, please let us know so that we can be looking out for you - we are very happy to help answer your questions and/or introduce you to other CI users in attendance.
Very much looking forward to catching up with all of you!
Saturday 11 September 2021
1:30pm - 4:30pm
The Ship,
The Barbican, PLYMOUTH PL1 2JZ
Hopefully there will be more in-person CI socials coming up soon (Covid permitting) in BRISTOL and EXETER - we welcome suggestions for venues.

Monday, December 28, 2020

 I wanted to wish everyone in our group the very best for a happier and healthier New Year in 2021!

It is hard to believe we actually had two in-person CI socials in 2020 - one in Exeter in January and one in Bristol on 29th February - they both seem so long ago!
Who knows when we will be able to meet up again, but if anyone would like to do an online Facebook chat, let me know and I can set one up on a day and time that works for you.
Take care and stay healthy everyone!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CI South West Social - PLYMOUTH - Sat 14 September

Ahoy mates! Join us at the Ship Inn in Plymouth for a merry discussion of all things CI. 

All cochlear implant users, candidates, friends and family are welcome. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

Please note that we will be UPSTAIRS in the pub (there is a lift for those who need it).

Saturday 14 September 2019
1:30pm - 4:30PM
Plymouth Barbican, PL1 2JZ

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, and/or ask questions about cochlear implants.

The Ship Inn is a St. Austell Brewery pub serving a full menu as well as drinks - we have an upstairs room reserved for our group.

Those who live near Plymouth may wish to park in a Park & Ride and take the bus to Royal Parade (near the city centre shops) then walk over to the Barbican harbourside area. The closest car park to the pub is Exchange Street PL4 0EY.

For more information on Park & Ride and car parks in Plymouth:

Monday, July 1, 2019

CI South West Summer Social - BRISTOL

Come one, come all to the CI South West Summer Social in Bristol!

Saturday 13th July 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm

The Punch Bowl pub
23 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0HB

Hopefully the weather will be good enough that we can take advantage of the sunny beer garden out back! This pub serves food and hot drinks, and is within walking distance of Cabot Circus in one direction and Bristol Temple Meads railway station in the other.

All CI users, candidates, and other interested persons are more than welcome to attend. Any questions, please email

See you there!