Thursday, September 2, 2010

Charlbury Ramble

I'm sorry, did someone mention a late summer walk?

Now would said walk happen to include 1/2 of a 3 course meal at a phenomenal gastro-pub, The White Horse in Stonesfield?

Oh yes, yes it does.

Menu: White Onion and Rosemary Soup (some sort of strained buttery soupy glory, complete with fresh bread)
               Steak and Kidney Pie (come on England!)

               Baileys & Chocolate Cheesecake

Throw in a couple Crabbies (alcoholic ginger, yes please!), and a cider and you have the makings...of a very difficult next couple of miles of walking.

This particular walk might also feature a quirky fun bookstore (complete with cat), preserved Roman villa (mosaics included!!), the sheer childish delight of freaking out the local poultry (grouse beware), and a phenomenal local pub (the Rose and Crown in Charlbury) at the end of it featuring not one, not two, not three...but six local ales of all kinds of varieties. Friendly local dog also a bonus. They also allowed us to eat our own food (we knew this their copy of"Best Pubs in Britain" guide, in which they were featured, told us so) which was an absolute win.

Ah late summer. Is there anything better?

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