Saturday, 19 November 2011

Kelly & Roy hit 2....

....So, in line with last year, we decided to get away for the weekend to celebrate and go for a walk. Lewes was the chosen destination - somewhere in good proximity to London that also gave the potential for scenery and a good, long walk. We stayed at a lovely little B&B, called The Corner House. Owned and hosted by Benetta Adamson, (who we learned was a retired, pretty successful national TV producer), the place was chic, stylish and well, we were pretty pleased. We dropped our bags in the afternoon and left to explore Lewes.

Lewes Castle

Walking down the High Street, we popped in and out of shops and then stopped off at the Castle. The weather was sensational and we were afforded an incredible view across the South Downs and Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

Tucking in, at Bill's

More shops, then a pit stop at Bill's. A superb produce store and cafe that is buzzing at any time of the day. We tucked in to fish finger sarnies and bloody Marys. (It's a holiday after all, right?!). We walked back to the B&B as the shops closed, grabbing a bottle to accompany X Factor, before leaving for dinner in the evening. Once spruced up, we headed out to the local pub, (a tip from Benetta), The Kings Head.

Cheese. (And wine).

We had a truly fantastic meal - the perfect celebration. The service was sensational and everything was just really good. We shared whitebait to start, before Kel took pork for main and I went for venison. We then shared a homemade rocky road pudding.

The following day we were treated to Benetta's home cooked breakfast - a ridiculous spread. From fresh fruit, granola, cereal and toasts, to the full English works. Perfect.


We then set about on our walk across the South Downs. Unfortunately there was a thick mist for the first hour or so of the walk, but gradually it cleared, to the extend that the beating sun reduced us both to t-shirts in late November! It was a great walk, beautifully scenic and a respite from the Big Smoke.


Of course it wouldn't have been right if we hadn't finished off with a treat, so we headed to The Snowdrop Inn for quite simply the biggest roast dinner you will ever see. Too big perhaps. But I finished it of course. A great end to a great break, for a great celebration. Cheers.

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