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Saturday in the East Midlands

Posted on 2011/06/05 11:29:29 (June 2011).

[Saturday 21st May 2011]
Spent the day in the East Midlands with Mum and Keith.

Headed out from the house towards the end of the morning in the direction of Coalville, and after a brief inspection of the Lidl there (!) and a quick wander around a 13th Century manor house we headed on to the Belper Arms for lunch. It's a pub I'd found thanks to Google, having searched around to find really old pubs in the area - it is apparently the oldest in Leicestershire. Whilst not a particularly noteworthy exterior, the interior was just splendid - here's my review.

Spent the remainder of the afternoon back at Mum's house, enjoying the back garden, which was particularly nice this time of year - and lots of things to eat! Had some alpine strawberries, and lots of interesting herbs.

In the evening we went out for dinner at the Chinese restaurant near where Mum lives - which is becoming a bit of a tradition now.

Afterwards I also popped into The Cross Keys - the pub where I grew up - for a bit of nostalgia.

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