Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... were frequent canal users.
We had a lovely meal in the Reine Deere Inn and took part in the pub quiz. Our team (team Helene - named after our canal barge) did early well on the intellectual rounds (military history and the kings of England) but less well on the popular culture rounds (I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and pop music). The difficulty we had with the pop music questions was although the ...
... lunch, "Three Goats Heads". Great little pub that was just above street level and just below it, so you could see out of the windows at both levels. We took the bus again to head to the water. Oxford is in the confluence of the Thames and the River Cherwell. The Oxford Canal, Castle Mill Stream, and the Hollywell Mill Stream are on the outskirts also. On the tour we discovered that The Eagle and Child, the pub we went to ...
... better. We then had to reverse a few yards to Braunston Turn – fortunately no boats came along just then.
There are a lot of people living on their boats in the first mile of the section from Braunston to Napton. It seems as though the numbers have increased from two years ago when we last came this way.
We moored in open countryside near Flecknoe with sunshine and a beautiful view.
Wed 28th September
... out to Helen's flat, and had some great yarns on the way - she is a clinical psychologist and and it was nice to hear her opinions on psychology and be able to actually contribute something to the conversation with my very little knowledge of the abnormal stuff and the DSM. Once we got back, we decided a glass of wine was in order and that she would show me town later that night for a few drinks. For a 30 yo, Helen was amazingly young at heart, I felt ...
... the traffic as we were directed by young army reservists into a paddock across a cow pasture and joined throngs, double throngs of cars parked in this field. Hundreds, no thousands of vehicles parked nose to tail in well organised lines around the cow pats. There were so many that at first we could not see the end of the field and the entrance so we just followed the crowd. We had thought it to be a small art exhibition but this was a huge event. Only the English can put on ...