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It’s been a while since I have written a blog post in fact, I’ll be honest, my summer writing holiday has slipped into a rather embarrassing 6 month sabbatical! It’s not that I’ve lost enthusiasm, it’s just that life seems to have got in the way – but it’s time to make amends.
Earlier in the year, a friend and I went on a hedgerow foraging course run by the the Globe and Rainbow pub in Kilndown. It was a fantastic day despite the freezing temperatures, the informative 2hr walk was followed by an utterly amazing forager’s banquet. When I heard that the pub was running a Autumn mushroom course I was keen to make a return visit with some friends and, once again, we weren’t disappointed.
THE ANCHOR INN, BARCOMBE (East Sussex)
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had some time to spare on a Sunday, but today we decided to take advantage of the dry weather and stretch our legs for a few hours. We headed for Barcombe (just north of Lewes) to walk along a dismantled railway line and banks of the river Ouse. The walk, listed in the East Sussex Pathfinder Walks guide, was a gentle 4.5 mile round trip with the perfectly-placed Anchor Inn three-quarters of the way round.
The Anchor Inn sits right on the river bank and as well as doing all the usual pubby things, has boats and canoes for hire. We own a pair of kayaks, so we were keen to see what the area was like for ‘paddling’ – plus have a spot of lunch at the pub. Well it would be rude not to, as we were walking straight past their door!
Just under a year ago, in a secluded summerhouse in the centre of town, the Clandestine Cake Club held it’s first Tunbridge Wells meeting… 20+ people who didn’t know each other, getting together for the love of cake. It was a great event with a fantastic variety home-baked creations. Except for one thing… there is only so much sweet stuff people can consume in the space of a couple of hours. Believe me, 10 slices (albeit thin slices) of cake is enough to challenge even the sweetest of palates! And so, Tweet and Savoury was born – the same great concept, same location, but with the addition of savoury food.