Friday, 2 May 2014

Sunday Lunch at the George and Dragon–Sunday 27th April

Jimmy and I walked along the canal back to the bridge next to Ashby Boats and then made our way up into the village passing the Blue Plaque Free Grammer School, now a private house, which was built in 1683.


After a lazy morning we all went to the George and Dragon Pub for a Sunday roast lunch. It was fully booked but we had phoned ahead so were lucky to get a table. Apparently they only do it one Sunday a month during the winter. There was no choice of menu but the fact that it was full of regulars says it all. A delicious meal at a reasonable price.


After lunch we made our way to Market Bosworth passing these donkeys in their bright coats and lots of people returning along the canal towpath to Sutton Wharf after visiting the Battlefield.


We arrived in Market Bosworth to find that one of the water points had been removed and a new Marina being constructed with its entrance right on the winding hole. A large building was being erected in the middle of the marina and we wondered where they were going to find the boats to fill it, but presumably they have done their homework.


As we had  travelled along we kept hearing the whistle of the Battlefield Steam Railway and spotted it in the distance coming toward the local station.


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