Sunday, 27 March 2011
Sunday walk and pub lunch
Following on from my last post, in which I mentioned that we were going to have a NO WORK day on Sunday, that is exactly what we did. We had a long walk to a neighbouring village, had a meal in a lovely pub called the Strode Arms and then walked all the way back home again.
We walked past this lovely big Georgian house just before reaching Cranmore Village.
Cranmore Village (Where East Somerset Railway is located) .
There weren't any trains running. They will start up again from the 1st April. I look forward to seeing the steam trains go past our house again. The train doesn't run in the winter and I miss not seeing them go by.
Picture borrowed from Strode Arms website as I didn't get around to taking a picture of the outside.
We arrived at 13.55 hours, just before they stopped serving food. We got there just in time.
You see the table at the far end nearest the fireplace? That is where we usually sit when we go there for a meal. Today however, it was too hot to be sitting by the fireplace so we sat in a different area.
I took pictures of the interior just as we left the pub. It usually is much busier than these pictures imply. It was close to closing time.
I had a traditional beef Sunday roast and a sticky toffee pudding (Very English!). They were both DELICIOUS!
Enland has come a LONG way since the 1970s! It had a poor reputation when it came to food/restaurants/pub meals as far as the continent was concerned. You can't say the same nowadays. There are many really good restaurants, pubs and a very diverse selection of foods throughout the UK.
All that walking gave me quite an appetite! Besides as I we were walking back home again, I'd be burning some of it off... :-)
I have never had a bad meal at this pub, they recently won a Best food pub award.
After lunch it was time to walk back home.
It's a shame that the skies were hazy, not so good for taking photos. I had hoped for striking blue skies. At least it didn't rain so I can't complain.
The trees still look very bare, I can't wait to see the trees covered in fresh bright green leaves again.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post, having a break today did me the world of good!
P.S: Don't forget to enter my Spring Book Giveaway if you have not already done so!