Philip and I decided to treat ourselves, and took the day off with our respective spouses. We headed for Batsford Arboretum, and wondered if we'd been dense to pick a rainy day for it. The sun soon appeared, and brightened things up considerably. After meandering around most of it, admiring the "Japanese Maples" in particular, and getting worried by some "mutant ferns", we decided we needed lunch.


Close by in Bourton on the Hill, we found the Horse & Groom pub, which was rather classy, and had some great homemade beef burgers with horseradish mayo. Puddings scrummy too, and very pleasant garden and airy indoors to enjoy them in. Recommended.

AuthorJonathan Clark