Another outing, another lunch out - this time with the farmer to meet my God-daughter and her husband in Ravenstonedale - a village not far from the Mallerstang, quite high in the Pennines and just about half way between our homes.
We had lunch in The Black Swan, a lovely pub with a very Christmassy atmosphere and beautiful log fires. Dogs everywhere as folk called in on their morning walks.
All four of us had roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roasties, and a selection of well-cooked vegetables. This was followed by Christmas pudding souffles - they were out of this world, so very light and yet tasting strongly of Christmas pud.
To get there we cross over the moor where there are wild horses and for the first time they were by the side of the road, so the farmer took a photograph out of the window. Somebody must feed them we decided. Tess and the farmer had a walk along the wall side before we came off the moor and back on to the road again.
Sunday, 18 December 2016
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Well I reckon I could manage a pint or two in there. And a walk on the wild side.
Looks and sounds like a lovely way to spend an afternoon!
Hello! I enjoy your blog and photos so much! I never realized there were wild horses in Englsnd! They are lovely animals. You are an inspiration. Merry Christmas!
I'm glad you are enjoying the christmas season, I am full of cold so struggling a bit
Roast potatoes. I would enjoy the beer with Gwil.
Ah - gypsy vanners - they do look in pretty good nick too, but they tend to be "good doers". What a lovely meal out (I am missing the one I had on Friday already). The barman instantly reminded me of a work colleague of Middle Daughter's - how doppelganger is that?!
So beautiful Pat. Love the horses too. I would have been happy just to have the Yorkshire puddings. I have only made them once. Green grass still?
Oh, I am a great fan of sweet souffle. Your lunch sounds like it was lovely.
Seeing wild horses is always exciting to me! Your lunch sounds delicious.
I like the horses and their lively black and white coats and the pub environment and meal sound enjoyable.
They look like Gypsy horses. I'd be tempted to try to catch one; that's always been my 'downfall'.
'The wild side@ being The Mallerstang I suppose Gwil.
Rachel - no alcohol for the farmer as he was driving. I had a dry white wine.
I think they are probably travellers' horses, but they have been there for years and never seem to go away.
Thanks for calling.
That pub looks very inviting. More lovely photos - I do like to see wild horses in their own environment. Great lunch too - all in all a very good day out.
Gosh all this feasting before Xmas must be wonderful ;). Stray gypsy horses that have settled down, trouble is with all the wild ponies that live on the moors round winter, starvation is a big problem.
On the home strait now Thelma - no more feasting this week - believe it or not that is what I like best - simple food. Also I keep my weight very steady, so any over indulgence means starvation next day.
Those wild horses are stunning!
Blimey Pat, the cafe's, coffee houses and pubs will be sending out search parties.
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