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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tewkesbury Tales and The Full Monty

Hi Sandra & Makyla, a warm welcome to you both :)

Well we tootled off to Tewkesbury, as planned, to this lovely campsite just a 5 minute walk from the town centre.  The flowers were lovely and looked so welcoming....


As the campsite is prone to flooding the reception is on stilts!


The first thing to do after setting up is this...lol...


Then we took the short walk into town for a browse around, got some basic provisions ...


Closely followed by a pit stop in the pub before heading back to the caravan... one must get one's priorities right :)

 
 
 

After a good night's sleep, next morning we headed for the Royal Hop Pole pub which happens to be owned by the Wetherspoons chain.  The pub is ancient and really lovely inside.  The food is decent for a chain pub and not expensive either.  OH chose the standard size full English while I opted for the vegetarian breakfast.  They cost a very reasonable £2.99 each and bottomless mugs of Lavazza filter coffee 99p each.  So....SandyExpat.... just for you is a copy of the menu!


Mine....all mine....mwah!

OH's meaty version....

 
The plates are a massive 12" across, the other diners must have thought me totally bonkers when I got my tape measure from my bag to check!  However, I do aim for accuracy in the telling....
 
The rest of the day was spent in browsing the antique shops (of which there are absolute dozens) and also visiting Upton upon Severn which was a short drive away.  I don't want to bore you with too many photos at once so I'll tell you more tomorrow...
 
It's pouring with rain now we are home so we have been extremely lucky to have dry weather for our trip.
 
Thanks for popping in, I'll see you later x
 
 
 
 


14 comments:

  1. Love the idea of you measuring the plates! Attention to detail is most important! I've only been to Tewkesbury once, when we had a small campervan, we tried to park by the Abbey but they wouldn't let us in and we had to drive about half a mile out and walk back in again.

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    1. Someone has actually now removed a height barrier from the nearby car park and there were two campervans in there. The only snag is that you have to come in and go out the same way as the exit end still has a barrier in place :/

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  2. I'm glad you had a nice break, both breakfasts look lovely & you made me giggle when you described measuring your plate x

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    1. Thanks, Jo, I couldn't resist getting the tape measure out!

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  3. We go to Wetherspoons quite often, cheap and ok, x

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  4. Looks like you had a great time on your holiday. The breakfast look delicious and soooooooooo cheap!!

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  5. We've been to that caravan site, lovely isn't it. The flood level is marked on the gates and it's so high, it's scary! Well over head height.

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    1. Yes, it is, Sooze, but I wouldn't like to be there when the call comes to evacuate. The flood height is truly scary!

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  6. Love your blog today. Breakfast looks so good and I am actually shocked at the cost and the bottomless cup of coffee. Enjoyed looking at the menu. You can tell I have not been home for awhile.

    Flowers are stunning. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Sandy. Shocked in a good way I hope :)

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  7. The devil is in the detail, we are away and will be out looking for a late breakfast soon.

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