Day 260 – Business Opportunity…?

When we moved to the area a few years ago, The Countess’s Arms was a lively and successful pub/restaurant. A change of ownership apparently lead to its demise, and it’s been closed and abandoned for almost 10 years now. There were suggestions it might be refurbished and open again, but a serious fire a couple of months ago looks to have put paid to that…

The Countess’s Arms – iPhone XR
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Day 249 – An Old Friend…

One of our favourite places to eat – The Fox at Newport, Shropshire. It’s basically a smart pub, but serves good ‘home-cooked’ food, and has a great atmosphere too. Hard to resist if we are passing by, as we were today! Needless to say it didn’t disappoint…

The Fox, Newport – iPhone XR

Day 245 – By Joule’s It’s Good…

A small celebration called for today, so off for a quick drink and something to eat at our favourite pub in town. This is my beer of choice, the dark and rich ‘Slumbering Monk’. Goes down very well with Steak & Ale Pie!

Slumbering Monk – iPhone XR

Day 239 – Back Here Again…

This is the bar of The Mermaid pub, in Wolverhampton. I’ve been visiting this pub for over 50 years now, and met my wife here one fateful evening 46 years ago. She was working behind the bar – we ‘clicked’ and were married in less than a year. Our visit today wasn’t particularly successful – the atmosphere and service was ‘ok’, but the food was truly dreadful. It’ll be a while before we come here again!

The Mermaid, Wolverhampton – iPhone XR

Day 166 – Duck or Grouse…

I love great food, and tonight’s dinner at The Hinds Head was no exception. A small family run pub/restaurant where everything is cooked to order – no pre-prepared catering here! And a bonus – there’s been a Gin Festival on in the village, and the pub has a better than usual range available, with special prices for doubles. What’s not to like!

Duck with Hoi Sin Croquettes – iPhone XR