….and then back to Naseby

NasebyThe Old Vicarage tearoom has become a fixture (well, twice in a month). Naseby is known famously for the place where King Charles I lost his struggle to retain the crown, and ultimately to retain his own head. But as famous as it is, it has yet to capitalize on its fame by building a museum and information centre. Not many miles to the west, the fate of Richard III is revealed to the world by an exceptional visitor’s centre at Bosworth Field.

And the Old Vicarage is exactly that……..old……very old! One of those impressive rambling buildings next door to the church, but inside it hasn’t been changed in over 50 years. But two delightful ladies run a tea shop from the large kitchen, serving up large slabs of home made cake and ‘gallons’ of tea.

Normally only open at the weekends, they nevertheless jumped at the opportunity of serving a bunch of hungry cyclists, who would guarantee a tidy turnover at the till.

Well worth the 70 mile/113 km round trip. My return journey was fueled by ‘healthy’ slabs of coffee cake and cherry slice………..

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Battle of Naseby: painting by Dupuis

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on August 15, 2013, in Aspects of Britain, Cycling UK and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As you say, well worth the trip.

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