“It’s my early birthday…it’s my early bi-rth-day!” It was Katie’s early birthday, so we celebrated with a very relaxing weekend back in the Cotswolds. Not much to report from this visit except lots of down-time, walks in the country, excellent pub dinners and quality time with our poochy at one of our favorite holiday cottages. We stayed in Rosebank Cottage in Ebrington, where we stayed once before. Dash just loved being outside in the walled garden, free to sniff and explore at will until the sun went down. We loved the close proximity (one minute walk) to the Ebrington Arms, a traditional country pub with friendly staff and yummy food (best fish and chips in England according to us). The servers remembered us from before so we really felt like locals.
Being that we had our cute little Dash with us, it was easy to strike up conversation with our fellow pub patrons. One nice lady told us about the North Cotswolds Beer Festival that was taking place on Saturday in the nearby town of Moreton-in-Marsh. With nothing much else planned for the weekend we decided to check it out. It was a proper English experience, very family friendly and civilized. It was on the cricket field near town, and people had set up lawn chairs and canopies from which they enjoyed sampling all the different English ales and filling up on baggies of crisps (as you do). We enjoyed watching the English.