Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday 30 May - Pembridge

We travelled to Leominster where we met Colin Bishop who is staying at a farm close by. He took us first to Shobdon where there is a very attractive 14th century church a little way removed from the village,  It is reached through a very pleasant tree lined driveway with a field of rape on one side.  The church is very well looked after and the wooden pews are painted.

Colin had made a reservation for lunch at a tea room in Pembridge called Ye Olde Steppes.  It was a general store and the food was excellent.  We started with good mushroom soup and Colin and I had a Bombay Bomb while Mary had a chicken salad.  Both were very good and quite filling.
The Bombay Bomb is the pastry filled with curry

Pembridge is a pleasant village and we took some time wandering around and exploring the church which has an unusual separate belfry,

A very old post box.  The owner of the house told us that people still occasionally put letters in there to be mailed but he took them down to the official post box in the village

This 13th century belfry is separate from the church.  The clock was installed in 1889.

A short nature walk along the River Arrow and it was time to return to Leominster to catch the train back to Shrewsbury.

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