Have you ever wanted to get in your car and just drive? You don’t really care where you end up, you just want to have an experience of a new place. Craig and I had this urge when we woke up this morning.
We hadn’t planned anything, our day was completely open. We thought we would go for a drive and we ended up in Chipping Campden. A beautifully quaint market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. The town is elegant and undeniably stunning, but, beige. Would I live there? No. If I can’t pick up a 20 chicken nugget box from McDonalds at 5am, it’s not for me. I am a London boy at heart.
Worlds away from the hustle and bustle of London, Chipping Campden is peaceful, with afternoon tea and delicious pub lunches on offer. It is ideal for a romantic afternoon with your partner.
The Lygon Arms Hotel
We chose to eat at the Lygon Arms Hotel. It was a small and comfortable bar that offered a lot on it’s menu. When our meals arrived, it was clear that you received a lot for your money. Both meals were delicious.
I chose the Honey roast chicken, with roast potatoes, stuffing, vegetates and cauliflower cheese. The entire meal was faultless. The chicken was succulent, potatoes crispy and vegetables had the right amount of crunch. The gravy was perfection and finished the meal of well. I didn’t eat the cauliflower cheese, I’ve never been a fan. Craig ate this, he’s a tight arse and will not stand to see food go to waste – or so he says, really, I just think he is a fat bastard.
Craig opted for the Cotswold’s Ploughman, which consisted of three local cheeses, bread and pickles. Craig described his meal as ‘scrumptious’. It certainly looked it! Not that I am particularly a lover of cheeses. I did force Craig to give us a slice of white bread and butter, he had zero choice in the matter.
The Noel’s Arms
When we finished our meals, we sought after something sweet. We were full, so it had to be small. The desserts in the window of The Noel’s Arms caught our attention. We ordered some desserts and hot drinks before we journeyed home. We chose a selection of pralines and fudge, it was the perfect ending to our afternoon in Chipping Campden.
Take a look at Chipping Campden’s high street. If you have a free afternoon, Chipping Campden is worth a visit. Great food and afternoon tea.