Monday, 4 June 2012


Saturday morning we had to make some decisions about where to go with our newly rented wheels. The rental car was a small A series Mercedes. A very uncomfortable ride, not their best work.
Stow-on-the-Wold was a great place to visit with a beautiful market square, churches, shopping tearooms, and of course, pubs. It is also a picturesque drive to get there. The names of the villages always crack us up.
Lower Slaughter, Slade, Temple Guiting, and Stow on the Wold.

We followed a Triumph car club into town to the carpark which Andrew enjoyed. He saw the same models he used to own many years ago, a TR4 and a TR6. 


(There are many car clubs and events and you often come across them when you are out and about. Recently, there was an impressive collection of new Porsches at a local hotel. Cheltenham is a very wealthy town, the cars you see on the road here are a constant distraction. We have seen them all, Masarati, Austin Martin, etc etc. That could be a blog in itself.)

Back to Stow! We meandered through antique shops, working up a hunger. For lunch we chose the pub that advertised  garden seating, but ended up inside because the garden wasn't worth the visit. The White Hart had a very pretty dining room, and nice bar area. The Ploughman's lunch there was delicious, with home made pickle. A Ploughmans has a selection of cheeses, ham, pickled onions, cornichons, scotch egg, and Branston pickle which is like chutney to have with the cheese. Yum!
Pims is a summer drink that all the pubs feature this time of the year. It has Pims and lemon-lime soda and lots of fruit ( berries, oranges, lemons, limes and cucumber). They call it a Pims cup and it is very refreshing. I have enjoyed quite a few!

It is always hard to decide whether to have a pub lunch or afternoon tea, you can't really do both. Decisions, decisions.  Took in more countryside on the way home, a very relaxing day.

1 comment:

  1. This post is missing some sheep pictures.. But good nevertheless! Sounds like fun!! : )


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