Monday 24th September
We had torrential rain during the night and it carried on until the early afternoon. As we had the car I was able to drive into Droitwich for provisions and the paper. Although we had been told that the Eagle and Sun had been closed we found that it had re-opened on the 20th September and is now part of the The Number Works Pub group. www.thenumberworkspubs.co.uk and the telephone number has changed to 01905 799266.
It sells meals at £2, £4, £6 and £8. We were rather sceptical that it would be any good but in chatting to the owner he said that he has 7 pubs in the group (the Hobs Meadow in
Solihull) and sold over 400 covers on their first Sunday lunch yesterday. So we decided to give it a try and opted for the £4 meal. I had an all day English breakfast which consisted of.
Egg - Sausages – Bacon – Mushrooms – Tomato – Baked Beans- Black Pudding – Hash Brown – Toast and butter. A mug of fresh Coffee was only £1.60.
I must say we were most impressed both with the quality and the quantity.
Looking at the meals the other customers had, they all seemed to be of the same quality and quantity.
* Eagle and Sun
After lunch the weather improved and the sun even came out so I took phoenix a walk along the canal to the hamlet of Hadzor to see where my great grand father was born. Some of the cottages are over 300 years old.
* Another Boat Registered at Hadzor
* Hadzor Cottages
* The Old School House
Only about 4 boats passed all day and a Hotel Boat moored up astern of us just after lunch. Otherwise we had a relaxing day.