i. A Trumpet, the Prince of Wales and the Barrels

Hereford 27-30 April 2013

This was our first trip away since last September. We had a weekend booked in Huntingdon in October but then Jane had a heart attack. How inconsiderate was that ! ! so we had to take it easy for a while until Jane was up for it again.

Sat 27 April

little tarringtonSet off towards Herefordshire taking a steady run as the chosen camp-site did not allow newcomers onto the site before lunchtime. We arrived at the Hereford Camping & Caravan club site at The Millpond, Little Tarrington. The site is down a little lane off the main Hereford to Ledbury road. There is a pub in the village but we didn’t try it. The toilet block was ok and showers nice & hot and was typical Camping & Caravan club prices but you know that the facilities will be good. The site is close to a train line which ran frequently but didn’t bother us.

trumpet-inn-main-pub-imageWe spend the rest of the afternoon just chilling and then caught a bus to the pub at Trumpet. The pub was amazingly called the Trumpet as well ( lots of windy imaginations here ! ! ) We had a few beers and a lovely meal, myself having Faggots ( more wind ! ) & Jane having chicken. We spent a couple of hours there and then caught the bus back to Little Tarrington and spent the rest of the evening back inside “Cis”

Sun 28 April

Today we hopped on the bus to Hereford. This was quite disappointing and apart from the cathedral and one other old building in the Market place there didn’t seem to be much there except a vast array of Polish shops. We found a decent pub called The Barrels down by the river which did the old traditional thing of putting cheese & pickles on the bar for nibbling on Sunday Lunch. The landlord was really friendly and Jane asked for a taste of a type of beer and he poured about 1/4 of a pint ! Good Fella ! The beer was from the Wye Valley and I had a pint of Butty Bach which was really good. So after a few hours we retraced our steps back to the bus stop and returned back to “Cis” where we had some tea and spent the rest of the night watching TV and relaxing

.Hereford 1 herefordcath

Mon 29 April

ledbury 3This morning we went the opposite way to Hereford and arrived in Ledbury. This was much nicer than Hereford and had lots of old wooden faced buildings ad a small museum which was really interesting and even better was free! we spent a good hour wandering the streets here after a hot drink in one of the several pretty little coffee shops which abounded. Once lunchtime arrived we found a decent but very olde worldly pub called the Prince of Wales which was down a very picturesque old lane. We ate here and had home-made pies with Peas Pottage which were delicious. (check it out if you are ever there, highly recommended). After spending the day here we again returned to the van & chilled for the evening.

prince of wales LedburyMarketHouse

Tues 30 April

Had a good cooked breakfast and had a steady run back home arriving around 15.00 and putting “Cis” to bed until our next Jaunt.

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