|The way to the ladies'
||[Mar. 9th, 2014|03:01 pm]
"All the way to the end of the bar, then turn right. It's on your left, up three steps, past the parrot."
I liked the ring of these instructions from the start, though I imagined the parrot as a picture, at most a stuffed toy on a perch. It turned out to be a parrot, patrolling the small lobby at the top of the three steps, curious about visitors but not bothered by, or bothering them.
There's a photo on the website of the Fox and Hounds in Cotherstone: they serve a good solid pub lunch, and you can have fruitcake with a slab of cotherstone cheese for pudding (of course I did).