The Conservatives had just taken the Parliamentary seat, and I predicted great things for an unsung Cumbrian town.
And sure enough, two years later they had their own Travelodge, costing barely more than the hovel I’d stayed in back in 2019. It’s got nice staff, and a Costa attached which provided a decent breakfast.
I know some of you follow my recommendations to the letter, so if Mark, Dick or Dave are headed over from the States right now they should be aware of the risks to life and limb the next two days.
Here’s the footage from 2022;
The “ball” is the head of the last visitor to ask for a taster.
I’m afraid that the last two years haven’t been too kind to Worky, Travelodge apart.
The town centre, even with Saturday market, was painfully quiet. Fuel price rises hit towns like this hard.
It’s a shame. There’s not much real ale, but there’s a shell of a characterful town (see here),
I’ll come back when I’ve finished the GBG and make a proper weekend of it (I won’t). The micropubs have really good opening times here.