The Tudor Arms #1, September 2017

You’ll never guess what this is. It’s another in that series of “camping and pubs” posts. We were camping nearby. When I say nearby, I mean literally next door, as that’s where the camp site is. This is our first of four planned visits this weekend, breakfast and dinner tomorrow and breakfast on Sunday before packing up and heading home. We’ve been here before, on a bike ride a few years ago. We were camping nearby that day too, although a little bit further away.

On to food and drink. This was a pint of Elmers by Flying Monk Brewery, based just outside Malmesbury in Hullavington, and it was a standard golden ale.

Sometimes only a pie will do. This was one of those times, a proper pub pie, and a proper acutal pie, as opposed to a casserole with some pastry balanced on top. It was very tasty (as most things filled with pulled pork tend to be), some decent veg with it too as opposed to some tired things that have been sitting in warming trays all day.

Stay tuned for the rest of our visits to this pub over the weekend.

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Gloucester Services, September 2017

Another stop at our second favourite service station (the favourite being its older sister at Tebay). It was our lunch stop today, en route to our last camping weekend of the year at Slimbridge. We popped in to the shop to buy some sandwiches for lunch (Mrs MOFAD’s was a bit dull, but my chicken and bacon mayo was tasty) and also picked up a few other supplies. Which means beer.

A few from Bath’s Electric Bear and one from Warwickshire’s Purity Brewing Co. Gloucester Services is looking a bit more mature now (the grass has grown in the car park), and their range of produce has matured as they have grown older.

It retains its title as the second best service station on the motorway network…