Archive: November 2013

The Clink Charity to host drinks & canapé reception at the Longford Lecture

We are delighted to have been invited once again to supply the canapés for the Longford Lecture, an annual event run by The Longford Trust. The event will take place on Thursday 21st November at Church House in London and it will be the fourth year in a row that the charity has been asked to be involved.
Prisoners in training at The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down will prepare 3,000 cold canapés at the prison before 3663 delivers them […]


Ross travels to Scotland to talk to other prisoners about his experience at The Clink Restaurant

Ross’ Story: I lost my parents when I was young and grew up in children’s homes, foster care and boarding schools. My life spiralled out of control through substance abuse and when I was a teenager, I was sent to a young offender’s prison. When I was released I tried to get my life on track. I met my partner and had two beautiful children, however old habits die hard and I was arrested, tried and sent back to prison.
This […]


An exhibition of paintings and prints by artist Bill Barr comes to The Clink Conference Centre at HMP High Down

A display of paintings and prints by the late Bill Barr, an artist from Southampton, will take up residency in the Richmond Room at The Clink Conference Centre at HMP High Down in Sutton, Surrey, later this month. The exhibition will run from Monday 25th November until Friday 20th December 2013.
Sadly Barr lost his battle with cancer in July 2013 and prior to his death he stated that he wished for all proceeds of his exhibition to The Clink Charity […]


Clink Success Story

Meet Michael, a graduate of The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down, who has turned his life around following a succession of stints in prison. His mother was sent to prison when he was just nine and Michael found himself on a downward spiral of petty crime and drug dealing. Now working in a London venue full-time, this is his story…
Looking back at the life I’ve lived, I never once thought that my mentality would change and I’d be leading […]


Christmas in The Clink has never tasted better

Christmas gift and baubles on defocused lights background
With Christmas less than seven weeks away, how are your plans looking for the Christmas get-together with family, friends, clients or colleagues? Why not make it unforgettable this year with a visit to The Clink?
Al and the chef team have developed this year’s festive menu to offer all the traditional seasonal delights, as well as a handful of dishes that offer diners a classic […]


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