His first treat was breakfast at The Miller's Hotel near Sibson. We have been here for a meal a few times, it's an Old English Inn. Our breakfast was lovely, cooked to order which is always good. It's always good service there and our waitress was no exception, a great start to Hubby's day.
|Our breakfast stop|
The village has a major transport route running right through the middle, not a motorway but the Grand Union Canal. Because the canal rises there is a set of 7 locks at Stoke Bruerne. In the height of barges being used for transporting goods this canal was so busy the locks were doubled (two locks side by side so boats could be moved up and down with less delay). The double locks are still there but no longer contain water, just one lock at each level with 7 locks in total.
|Stoke Bruerne Locks|
|Grand Union Canal|
|Hubby at Blisworth Tunnel|
'There's beds here sir, good little dinner ... everything clean and comfortable.
You'd better stop where you are sir, if I might recommend'
I totally agree - the bed was comfy, the room clean and dinner was very very good, a nice steak with a good bottle of Malbec wine.
|The Saracen's Head|
|Modern reception in keeping with it's age|
|Our cosy room|
|Beautiful room laid for a Christmas Party|
I surprised my Hubby with an evening out, not a carol service although there was one being held in the church but a brewery tour at Towcester Mill Brewery. It was a great evening, the Tap Room at the brewery is a very popular place - we both had a half pint to start the evening off. I had a Christmas beer and Hubby had Mill Race (their signature beer). We have done many brewery tours before, this was a first to take your drink round with you, great idea.
|Where it all starts|
|Ray - our great host|
|It won't work without it|
|He's not tasting it - but gauge reading|
|'Which one do we take home?'|
|Towcester Mill Brewery|