EVESHAM MARKET SQUARE

Last year I took my Dad on a whirlwind tour around the National Trust properties on the Warwick/Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. He’s nearly recovered in time for this year’s NT crawl. Snowshill Manor stood out that day; Despite the lure of the Fleece in Bretforton and several Cotswold options we stopped in Evesham looking for food, or at least… Continue reading EVESHAM MARKET SQUARE

THE WRESTLERS – PAD THAI, PUMPS, BUT NO POOL

Apart from the Cambridge Blue and the historic Eagle, the Wrestlers is Cambridge’s perhaps best known pub.  Certainly for visitors to the Abbey Stadium it was the default pre-match pint following the loss of most of the Newmarket Road locals.  It seems to have lost that status since the latest “improvements” turned it into a restaurant.… Continue reading THE WRESTLERS – PAD THAI, PUMPS, BUT NO POOL

WHITSTABLE – VICTORIANA, BREAKING BAD AND BASS

The sun always shines on North Kent, which explains why Whitstable was again packed mid-week with London daytrippers in search of pashminas, panna cotta and Prosecco. It really is my favourite bit of Islington. While it lacks the marsh walks of nearby Faversham, you can construct some decent rambles around Tankerton, but really it’s a place… Continue reading WHITSTABLE – VICTORIANA, BREAKING BAD AND BASS

BACUP

This is only marginally worthy of a separate post to be honest, but I bet no-one has ever blogged about Bacup before and I’m a glory hunter as you’ll know. There’s not a lot to be said about Bacup apart from noting it has great scenery, and the occasional great bit of tiling. The Crown… Continue reading BACUP