Sunday Roast Lunch in Winter Time
I love this time of year.
On gorgeous sunny weekends, there is nothing better than taking the car out for a stretch into the heart of the English countryside.
You would have seen on my Instagram that I put up the Christmas Tree last weekend! If you know just how much I love Christmas time, you can just imagine how many little dances I’ve done by the tree in sheer excitement, how many circles I’ve run around it, tweaked the decorations, started putting the presents underneath, baked endless mince pies, eaten them all, and still it’s only the start of December!
We went looking for some more sparkly decorations to add to the tree and popped into the Garden Centre to say hello to the resident reindeer and marvel at all the glitter…
I got hungry from all the shopping so we drove further down into Bough Beech to The Wheatsheaf.
We had driven past this place on a number of occasions and there had always been so many cars parked outside, it was bound to be pretty good. I had wanted to give it a try for a long time, so this was a perfect time!
If you picture an old, dark, traditional countryside pub… this is it. But it is so gorgeous and quaint, from the vaulted ceilings in the main dining room, to low ceilings in other part of the restaurant, old heavy wooden tables, and roaring fireplaces making its good use this time of the year. Everything about this pub is warm and welcoming, service is friendly and attentive, interior decor beautiful, and the food… well, let me show you…
The pudding was divine too… we ordered the specials of the day.
Chocolate fondant with Ferrero Rocher ice cream was to die for…
After food in our stomachs and leaving happy, we went in search for a little walk and popped into Chartwell, the home of refuge for Sir Winston Churchill.
The sun was just about to set and the air was cold and crisp.
The trees were the most gorgeous amber colour, and the scenery was breathtaking.
As we drove back home, the sky was just so beautiful, I could not resist but to take this final shot of the day.
I would say weekend days like this are pure gold… when you have perfect weather, great friends and family, wonderful food and atmosphere, and Christmas is in the air… it makes you fall in love with life again and makes all the trivial every day dramas feel insignificant. This is why we have weekends, and I suggest you get out into this neck of the woods and experience it for yourselves.