However, it seems there'll actually be quite a few of us (yay!), so we thought we'd give you the chance to decide whether we go to the pub or eat in.
I suggest that perhaps a bit of discussion of the pros and cons might be best before filling in the poll. For instance, in a public environment our conversation might not be quite as, er, slashy as it can be if we're in our own space. On the other hand, there'll be a greater choice of menu at the pub, and the cottage rep says the portions are very generous.