It is now a year since Vi, otherwise known as Nanny, Gary’s mum died. So this weekend we were Eastleigh bound. Eastleigh being Gary’s home town and where his Mum and Dad had lived all their lives.
Naturally we would travel and stay in our Hymer motor home and naturally we would have a few stop offs on the way.
The first was at our favourite pub stopover situated between Towcester and Brackley in the picturesque village of Turweston, the Stratton Arms.
This is a cosy, traditional village pub. Phil the pub landlord thoroughly welcomes motorhomes and campers for overnight stopovers. He even has several electric hook ups in the car park, which can be accessed for a €5 a night fee. Fresh water is available from a tap outside the gents toilet.
When we stayed on Saturday night there were 3 other camping vehicles there.On other occasions there have been as many as 6 or 7 and Phil is very accommodating and has said he has never turned anyone away.
Of course the deal when you stopover in a pub car park is that you give your custom to the pub. Food there is home cooked, fairly traditional but excellent value. The two of us had a 3 course meal for a total of £36. No main course was more than £8. Hand pulled beer provided by Hook Norton brewery was, according to Gazza, lovely and well kept.
The car park overlooks a huge lawned play area and beer garden which is delightful in summer.
Next stop Oxford!