(P)EARL SHILTON

When I told Mrs RM I was in Earl Shilton, she immediately said “Oh, the place with the grass snakes ?”.

Indeed it is that Earl Shilton, whose singular guest house so delighted us with its mild peril and informal barbecue in 1996. Somewhere in Elmesthorpe, its name long forgotten but when they make the film of my life I’ve no doubt someone will trace it down via the internet.

I’m hearing a lot of Union Jack waving Brits this morning, telling LBC how a holiday in England isn’t a proper holiday.

Well, I’d take a week in rural Leicestershire over Lanzarote, that’s for sure. Look at the quality of art in Shilton;

Honestly, the hour or so I spent exploring the streets and the blossoms in Castle Park was magical.

If you have ANY interest in history (and I don’t), you’ll probably enjoy the relics of Kings and Queens and industrial magnates past.

But I guess it’s the pubs you want, and apart from the Vaults and the Constitutional Club with the singing locals you’ll find brown bitter here. Plenty of it.

There’s a noodle bar, too, but you don’t come to Leicestershire and NOT eat a cob, do you ?

Particularly when the menu includes corned beef. Book NOW !

9 thoughts on “(P)EARL SHILTON

  1. A match for the Cotswolds since it was bypassed. There’s a ford on the Thurlaston Road, poaching tourist custom from Bourton on the Water, and the beer is almost as brown as Donningtons. Get booked indeed!

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    1. I KNEW someone (I thought it was Mark Shirley) had said to look out for something and I literally walked every street, including Kings Walk (I parked in the car park). Must be well hidden.

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  2. I agree with holiday comment -we had a holiday in Tenerife a couple of years ago -the hot weather was nice but I hated the black landscape & rows of sea front bars & 1 euro a pint places…It was a novelty for a while but not for us (we went with friends who have a holiday bond & we didn’t have to pay for the accommodation -thats why we went ! ) Foreign city breaks are good though

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  3. “but when they make the film of my life I’ve no doubt someone will trace it down via the internet.”

    The Internet never forgets.

    “I’m hearing a lot of Union Jack waving Brits this morning, telling LBC how a holiday in England isn’t a proper holiday.”

    Is that a class thing* or merely due to England being, pardon, a tad small**?

    * – I.E. it’s not a proper holiday unless you fly somewhere foreign?

    ** – You can stay in Canada and see oceans, mountains, lakes, sandy beaches, tall buildings (but not near as old as some of yours!) and we even have French speaking people! 😉

    “If you have ANY interest in history (and I don’t), ”

    I was waiting for you to note a future micro possibility in the photo above. 🙂

    “you’ll find brown bitter here. Plenty of it.”

    Is that BBB?

    “There’s a noodle bar, too, but you don’t come to Leicestershire and NOT eat a cob, do you ?”

    You could save the noodle bar for dinner? 😉

    Cheers

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    1. I’ll be honest, Alan, the only reasons I’d visit Canada would be to a) put a little badge on my world map and b) meet the great Russ.

      Not sure about holidays and class, most Brits want to go abroad. I like overseas travel too, but I just seem to find more positive to say about my country than anyone else and I’m the least patriotic flag waver you’ll ever meet.

      A noodle cob, anyone ?

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      1. “and b) meet the great Russ.”

        Awwww. (blush)

        I’m still hoping to get over there in order to spread my parents’ ashes some year. Hopefully we can meet up then. 🙂

        Cheers

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