GALLOWAYS of Woburn was filled with fun and laughter on Wednesday when MK’s Poet Laureate performed for the Concrete Cattlemen.

Mark Niel talked about how he became a professional poet and why he feels like a cultural ambassador for MK.

He entertained guests over a delicious three-course lunch by performing humorous poems about sharing a student fridge and why Milton Keynes is better than Peterborough.

This week the business club was treated to two guests – with the second being author Carole Matthews who signed copies of her book Million Love Songs.

The Concrete Cattlemen business lunch was a great success with one of the guests saying it was “one of the best lunches we’ve ever had!”.

Club members meet every month for lunch at Galloways of Woburn to share knowledge and experiences with the local leaders of businesses in and around Milton Keynes.

Owner Pam Gosal said: “It was a fabulous occasion that saw clean plates at the end of the meal as our guests enjoyed our uniquely created dishes including a Haggis Croquette!

“We love hosting the Concrete Cattlemen at our Woburn restaurant and always look forward to hearing how much they loved the food.”

Former speakers include Lady Mary Archer, Dame Cleo Laine, Edwina Currie, Sir Ian McGeechan, Neil Back MBE, Sir Edward Tompkins, Budge Rogers OBE and last year MP of MK South, Iain Stewart.

Alastair Brooks, Co-founder and Chairman of the Concrete Cattlemens Club said: “Our members include former speakers plus leading figures in the business world of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

“We are grateful to Galloways of Woburn, our current home, for looking after us with such attentive hospitality.”

To book a table at Galloways, simply visit our website: or call us on 01525 290496.