IN A WOOKEY HOLE

Our Somerset Saunter reached Wookey (Hole).

It always suprises me when I realise Wookey (Hole) is virtually a suburb of Wells, which never fails to disappoint for pubs (ZERO Guide entries this year).

I seemed to have booked a £45 twin room (actually the disability accessible with wet room one) at the actual Wookey caves.

You’ll be saddened to know I resisted the lure of the grabber.

Saving the (free) walks for the morning, we headed down “Titlands Lane” to the pub for tea,

Rearrange the letters under “Titlands Lane” into a word that’ll make Russ laugh.

We found a similarly exciting collection of letters forming the WiFi password at GBG newbie the Ring O’ Bells.

A lively, busy, village pub, and a shame Covid has ruined my indoor photography.

Wanting pub grub, we were escorted to a plain dining room which we had to ourselves. No intelligible yokel banter and no jukebox either.

“Now we’ll have to talk to each other” said James. Think again, buddy.

Still, it was warm, and the cool Butcombe was fine (NBSS 3),

and I managed a shot when sneaking back into the public to take a photo of that WiFi code.

When you’re 21, good WiFi is more important than NBSS or codger count. The WiFi didn’t work.

My photo of the code was illegible, and after 6 unsuccessful attempts James despatched me back to try again. It transpired that in Wookey a 6 is written as a b. Good to know.

Anyway, wonderful home-made dishes, lambs liver and lamb shank as we had a downer on the sheep that had chased us in Freshford that afternoon.

The lamb falls off the bone” said James. Such a cliche.

More pics of food to come, after we’ve been chased by cows across the gorge.

11 thoughts on “IN A WOOKEY HOLE

  1. Agree Wells is a big disappointment on the beer front, City Arms best of a poor bunch.
    I see the Wookey Hole Inn is still in the GBG, but I expect you’ve already done that one.
    Make the most of your pub opportunities, retiredmartin, ye know not when they might be curtailed. I am currently supping Tennent’s finest craft lager in the last few minutes available before Nippy’s restrictions make pubs irrelevant for a couple of weeks. Incidentally, Tennent’s claims to be the first lager in the UK, from 1885. Poppycock, as any fule kno, Wrexham Lager has this distinction, founded in 1882. Reg Smeeton will confirm.

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      1. Incidentally, it’s not just beer and pubs, I’m always disappointed with Wells as a place. It reminds me of Ely in the ’80s before Ely got a shot in the arm from some population growth and younger people; perhaps Wells will follow.

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  2. Never been to Ely, but as far as Wells goes, once you’ve seen the cathedral, the medieval street next to it and the Bishop’s Palace, you might as well leave and go to Frome.

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  3. “reached Wookey (Hole).”

    That would be the Star Wars character, sans fur?

    “I seemed to have booked a £45 twin room (actually the disability accessible with wet room one) at the actual Wookey caves.”

    A place to pee; ambient lighting… win win!

    “You’ll be saddened to know I resisted the lure of the grabber.”

    The way those are rigged it should be called the ‘tickler’. 🙂

    “we headed down “Titlands Lane” to the pub for tea,”

    I can’t… even… look… at… the… map… after that!

    “Rearrange the letters under “Titlands Lane” into a word that’ll make Russ laugh.”

    You had me at ‘Titlands’ but… ‘Lands an title’? 🙂

    “at GBG newbie the Ring O’ Bells.”

    The second photo looks a bit like the Wookey caves.

    And, where the bloody hell did they come up with that for a WiFi password?

    “Think again, buddy.”

    Well, duh! Now that you have the WiFi password! 🙂

    “and I managed a shot when sneaking back into the public to take a photo of that WiFi code.”

    Coulda fooled me.

    “It transpired that in Wookey a 6 is written as a b.”

    So… that would be both of them in the code then?

    “as we had a downer on the sheep that had chased us in Freshford that afternoon.”

    (slow golf clap)

    “More pics of food to come, after we’ve been chased by cows across the gorge.”

    So… the next food pics will be of steak? 😉

    Cheers

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  4. “Rearrange the letters under “Titlands Lane” into a word that’ll make Russ laugh.”

    Installed ant.
    Instant ladle.
    Latent island.
    Tan installed.
    Titled annals.

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