During cold winter days and nights where flying away anywhere warm creates all sorts of problems from getting to the airport to actually being able to take off, The Daily Telegraph this week promoted the British pub weekend as a way of outmanoeuvring the big freeze.
According to the Telegraph:
‘traditional British pubs and deep midwinter go together like steak and ale in a pie….. and there are still plenty of cosy weekend boltholes offering comfortable accommodation and great food.’
Part of the package promoted also involved olde worlde décor and a congenial atmosphere where plenty of local patronage completed the out of town welcome for visitors.
Typically pubs mentioned had terracotta tiled floors, oak beams, blazing fires and plenty of antique furniture to complete the look. Many of these pubs provided good British food, much of it organic and locally resourced, locally brewed beer, bedrooms decked out with four poster beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, ensuites as a matter of course and the obligatory plasma television.
These weekend away breaks were predominately in period properties set in rural locations. The interiors boasted original oak beams and period antique furniture to recreate the notion of bygone days to warm the cockles of the weekender’s heart. Nothing therefore could be more different from the busy working day in the city and modern living in the suburbs. However local antiques dealers in Lancashire, London and across the UK can advise on how to replicate the experience should the weekender want to take some of it home.
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