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County hopping

After a very slow start to our day we headed to Moreton-In-Marsh as there was a street market. Sadly we are not self catering so could not buy food to cook. But we could get breakfast, and things to make a picnic lunch.

From there we went to Bourton-On-The-Water and spent time browsing The Little Nook for a birthday gift for a friend and then walked to the Motor Museum. But at a cost of £7.50 per ticket we decided to not go and see the 50 cars on display. I walked through the Perfumery looking for a gift, but the suitable bottles were not for sale.

After that we drove to Burford and had espressi and croissants at Bakery On The Hill. We also bought Patum Preparium and some beer. And then did a Whisky Tasting and decided to gift ourselves a bottle of a local Whisky aged in Laphroaig casks. Dave and I browsed the antique shop and Dave asked some questions about our one bureau.

After that we drove through the countryside looking for a place to have lunch. After not finding anything suitable we parked outside Sydenham Farm in Broadwell and had a ham and cheese baguette.

Our next stop was Stow-on-the-Wold and we had a browse through the main area.

We headed for Evesham and nearly didn’t stop, as the High Street looked dismal, with hair dressing salons and barbers, and not much else. Leaving, we found a parking opposite the Workman Gardens and took a stroll, crossing the River Avon.

We walked up the pedestrian area and through the Abbey grounds. Opposite that was Ye Olde Red Horse and we popped in for drinks. What a great find. Dave had a bitters and chatted with the men. And I had an Ancient Warrior cider and spoke to the barmaid. We had interesting conversations before heading back to the car.

It was then back to the Hotel for coffee, work catch up and some relaxing before heading to Norton Grange in Norton for dinner. We had steak and ale pie, a traditional English pub meal.


Published by Tandy | Lavender and Lime

I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in the picturesque fishing village of Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I visit new places on a regular basis to experience the food and culture of the area.

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