Saturday, August 30, 2008

Waxing lyrical about south-east Leicestershire

© Copyright Mat Fascione

A review of the food at The Bakers Arms, Thorpe Langton, in Metro begins:

Last month, one of the broadsheet newspapers ran an article about the controversial proposals for eco-town Pennbury. It waxed lyrical about the south-east Leicestershire countryside being on a par with the finest scenery in Dorset or Devon. And on a summer's evening drive out to The Bakers Arms in Thorpe Langton, it's easy to see why.

This is the kind of lush, gently rolling countryside that flies the flag for sentimental patriotism. It summons to mind a Vaughan Williams soundtrack, a game of cricket on the village green and a pint of foaming ale.

Actually it was just on the Guardian website, but it is nice to know someone reads my stuff.

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