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Pilgrims B&B (Bed & Breakfast, Glastonbury)

An excellent place to stop whilst passing through Avalon. Situated about 3 minutes walk from the High Street, there 2 standard rooms, and 1 family, all reasonably priced. The house is spacious, clean and welcoming, and the breakfast was excellent, for both meat-eaters and vegetarian.

This being Glastonbury, there is a strong spiritual/healing/therapeutic side to this B&B (Koko, your host, is a practising therapist), but unlike some of the other B&B's in the town, it isn't the predominant feature. It's there (a well stocked library and drums etc are available), but it isn't a condition of stay.

Excellent - we would stay there again, without a moment of hesitation.
12th November 2001ce

Blowing Stone Inn (Pub, Wantage)

Tch --- signed from the road, signed right outside and closed at 5pm on a Sunday evening, when we needed it the most.

Not impressed.
30th October 2001ce

The Bounty (Pub, Bourne End)

essential place to visit when visiting the Cock Marsh barrows. Riverside pub, no road access, either sit on the riverside watching the swans float by or being upped, or in the back room watching the cows clamber all over the barrows

Decent beer, veggie food - not bad little place
17th September 2001ce

Slough Central Library (Library, Slough)

Not bad place ... they've got mountains of County records for Berks and Bucks, so you can trace back where and when various sites have been recorded.

There's quite a hefty amount of records on the nearby Eton College, which is interesting for reading up the Montem Mound antics.

The staff are busy but helpful, and there's a copy of Thom in the reserve collection ...
31st August 2001ce

Slough Museum (Museum, Slough)

Don't go in here looking for any kind of useful help or answers. I went in to ask about the barrow in Stoke Park ...

"Excuse me mate, do you know anything about the barrow in Stoke Park?"


"excuse me? it's only up the road ..."

"sorry, no"

it was that quick ... it turns out the barrow is literally about 25m "over the border" in Buckinghamshire, so they weren't interested.

Total crap, disinterested and quite frankly rude staff, dampening interest and enthusiasm. Though if you're interested in brickmaking in Slough in the post-ww2 period, you're in for a treat ...

31st August 2001ce

Bridge End Inn (Bed & Breakfast, Crickhowell)

Nice rooms, right by the river usk.

Splendid entertainment to be had in the bar with the locals for the strong of heart - get pissed as well, it'll make more sense.

20 quid a head for 2 people. They fry their bread in butter, which can be a bit iffy ...

23rd August 2001ce

Horseshoe Grill (Cafe, Slough)

tip-top caff ... last time we were in for a blowout, they didn't have any veggy sausages, so the lass went out over the road to the Iceland and got some in.

And they don't skimp on the portions either ...

Highly recommended.

23rd August 2001ce

Golden Lion Hotel (Bed & Breakfast, Newport, Dyfed)

Tip top place! 20 quid a night each for 2 mature Gibbons, family rooms available.

Cracking choice of veggie grub, massive breakfasts, just around the corner from a burial chamber.

Can't argue ...

20th August 2001ce
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