Today we toured two of the classic English villages in the Cotswolds – Stow on the Wold, and Bourton on the Water. We took a hike along one of the scenic trails outside Bourton, visited Birdland (not the Jazz club), and finished the day at a nice restaurant along the River Windrush in Bourton.


Moreton in Marsh – if it’s tuesday, it must be market day.


Stow on the Wold – main square


Stow – Lucy’s Tea room. makes me think of me mum.


Stow – typical Cotswold cottage.


on the way out of Stow – the only way to tour the Cotswold’s.


Bourton on the Water – local cemetery headstone.


outside Bourton – a walk in the Cotswold’s


a walk in the Cotswold’s – he better be careful, seems like every restaurant features lamb.


a walk in the Cotswold’s

Today’s PerfectPint: Old Hooky, handcrafted in the Cotswold Hills since 1849. Enjoyed on the back patio of the Duke of Wellington pub, overlooking the Windrush river in Bourton on the Water.


Bourton – King Penguin @ Birdland


Bourton – Rhea @ Birdland


Bourton on the Water – sometimes described as the “Little Venice” of the Cotswolds.


Today’s PremierPub: Kingsbridge Inn, right on the village green in Bourton, with Lisa & Billy from Liverpool. shared a pint, talked a bit of futbol. they were disappointed that we did not include their town in our trip; we told them next time, for sure. they gave us a super recommendation for dinner.

To my Highbridge mates: not only was this the Kingsbridge Inn, but across the street was a shop named Highbridge Jewelers – how this can be?