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Old Nov 21st, 2014, 01:29 PM
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ok, Bilbo, i grant you that there may be some pockets of real "indian" cooking. but your bog standard "indian" is Bangladeshi.
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Old Nov 21st, 2014, 07:05 PM
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EYWANDBTV

"We stepped out of Waterloo station and began walking the block to our Premier Inn. Suddenly the Eye loomed ahead, Big Ben and Parliament across the Thames, and we are feeling sucked into London’s immense buzzing energy vortex. From Martley to this, gulp. I had not been in London since 1975!"

So glad that you returned. I love London! Thanks again for such an interesting and informative trip report. Not sure, do you folks expect to return to the UK soon? If so, I look forward to your report.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2014, 03:04 AM
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latedaytraveler: Yes, we are thinking of going back next year, perhaps October. We would visit the cousins in the Birmingham area again and also friends in St. Andrews. And high on the list is Lincoln for its cathedral. So maybe a U.S. - Birmingham flight then loop up to Lincoln - the wall - St. Andrews and fly back from Edinburgh. I love to plan trips, check train schedules and all that. There are several possible places on our list for next year - Dresden (great-great-great somebody of mine came from there) and also Barcelona. One factor among others will be the pound exchange rate. Please do your best to soften the rate for us on this side of the pond!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2014, 12:42 PM
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FOOTNOTE for flanneruk:
Please consult the web page for the Steak and Cider pub in Hereford, showing the listing for "apple cider faggots". Cheers!
http://www.steakandciderpubs.co.uk/w...Works-Menu.pdf
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Old Nov 23rd, 2014, 03:56 AM
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I spoke to my friend, and she tells me that John Nicklin who owns and runs The Chandlery in Martley is a geological historian. Apparently he has found a neolithic stone nearby, she wasn't sure of the details. When I mentioned your interest in cathedrals and architecture, she said you would love staying with John!

Apparently the breakfasts are fabulous!

For eating, there is the Crown in the village, but a short way up the hill towards Knightwick is the Admiral Rodney which is now doing wonderful food at very reasonable prices.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2014, 04:11 AM
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Oh, excellent! We are booking our tickets right now (well, almost right now). Thank you so much for this information.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2014, 05:25 AM
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how lovely that you are able to come back so soon, EYW&BTV.

You are certainly discovering places less visited by foreigners [and Brits for that matter].
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Old Nov 23rd, 2014, 06:06 PM
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Hi again EYWANDBTV,

Glad that you posted the menu from the Spread Eagle Pub in Hereford which included "apple cider faggots."

So FLANNERUK, in his professorial mode, replied to your post:

"So why - assuming you didn't mis-transcribe "apple and cider faggots" - has the redundancy suddenly appeared? It MIGHT be because American tourists misunderstand what cider is ..."

Do not expect a reply. Flanner, from my observation, enjoys "correcting" many "Americans" when they describe their experiences in the UK. He always goes for the jugular.
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