|Woolbeding Gardens, West Sussex|
|Elizabeth and Michael - The Halfway Bridge Inn, West Sussex|
If you click the link, you can open the menu and understand why we are all having such a difficult time selecting starters, the main course and afters. Wendy and Michael chose red and/or white wine for all. And of course there was plenty of ale, Doomsbar from Cornwall, for Peter.
|The family wandering out of the Halfway Bridge Inn, West Sussex|
A short car ride away, we had the opportunity to visit Woolbeding Gardens, newly opened in 2010. While the Village of Woolbeding was listed in the Doomsday Book of 1068AD, a home was recorded on the site in 1652 and the gardens of today were developed in the 1970's. Fortunately, we were the only guests at the gardens with not a bus filled with tourists in sight.
Also fortunately for us, the rains held off and the weather was glorious as we made our way back down the lane to our cars. If you visit West Sussex, I highly recommend the gardens. While you may stride across the meadows, sit quietly in the Saxon church and meander through the vegetable plots at your own pace, you will need to make reservations in advance.