Day trip from London: Pub, Cathedral and Dessert in Winchester
It only takes an hour to get to Winchester from the west side of London. It makes a really nice day to go to the Flower Pots Inn in nearby Cheriton for a tasty lunch and some locally-brewed ale, then head into Winchester to see the historic Cathedral. Stop off for coffee and dessert at the Bridge Patisserie before heading back.
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The Flower Pots, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0QQ
Timinator wrote on 11-07-2008 “The Flower Pots Inn in the village of Cheriton, near Alresford, is one of the best-preserved country pubs I’ve seen. Forget fruit machines, it's just a couple of rooms of raw wood and - in winter - a large open fireplace that fills the place with the sweet smell of real logs burning (so much...” more...
The Close, Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LS
Timinator wrote on 25-03-2008 “This is an impressive and educational cathedral to visit. It’s huge and full of history. The many stages of its architecture, from Norman to medieval gothic to more modern supporting work, are apparent. It’s got art both ancient and modern. It has towers and crypts. It has connections to the...” more...
20 Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9BH
Timinator wrote on 18-07-2008 “This wonderful café makes tasty sandwiches (bacon and brie, for example), savoury quiches, and lots and lots of desserts. Fruit flans, cakes, chocolates, and many other concoctions both chocolate-y and pastry. It's a friendly neighbourhood spot with a couple of stools with high tables and a few...” more...
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