North London Brave the cold in Pursuit of the Snake and Pigmy Pud’s

North London Freshen Up

Sunday 26th February was a fairly chilly but dry day and we were gaily anticipating a good lead from Robin to a Pub for lunch.

He duly led us on a lovely route to the Crown in Wormington via Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Takeley, Halstead and Wakes Colne.

The six of us had great food there, the steak and kidney pudding was first class! We also had a nice chat and someone (who I shan’t name) even managed a fine pudding. A Pub worth another visit.

I then lead us on further good roads through Tiptree, Maldon and towards Sowf Woodham Ferrers.

I was intending for a last stop at Hanningfield reservoir but a small navigation error (some said a major cock up!) meant we had to stop at Battlesbridge Antique Centre for afternoon tea.

It was a fight indeed to get up the four flights of stairs to find the cafe had inexplicably closed! It did seem a nice place though and being surrounded by other antiques was quite comforting.

We did find a place for tea within walking distance and then went home.

We were cold but happy, still rather full too…