Today was my second visit to the newly discovered The Brampton Halt Pub & Restaurant, about a 30 minute drive from ours at Chapel Brampton. I’d accidentally discovered it with John C a few weeks back when he and I met at Sedgebrook Hall (it was almost next door!).
This time, we met up with Geoff & Rhonda and Paul & Sue for a late lunch. And in spite of the familiar location we had a torturous journey there courtesy of a slightly confused Google Maps that in effect, sent us round in a big loop. The estimated 20-minute journey turned out to be closer to 45 minutes!
On arrival, the car-park was full, so we proceeded to the overflow area where there was plenty of space. We all arrived about the same time and after a quick natter outside, we headed for the Restaurant. I had a bit more time to study the place this time round and it certainly has plenty of character – there’s a volunteer-driven railway station & track nearby and acres of eating space outside!
Service was as good I remember it (luckily it wasn’t too long ago!) and we were soon seated at a rather cosy table-for-six inside (it was a bit blowy to be eating outside!). The place was already heaving – a good sign perhaps!? We were soon looking through the menu and more especially the ‘Specials’ board that had at least another dozen dishes on it – yummy! IN the end, after much indecision, we all skipped Starters, and I settled for the Duck as a Main and the Chocolate Brownie as my Dessert – all good food, served with a smile!
We also had plenty of time to catch-up with everyone’s news too, AND have an initial discussion about our communal picnic at Boughton House on the 12th August where there’s an outdoor showing of La La Land.
It was good to see everyone again and after a slight detour home due to a problem on the A14, we were home just a few seconds before Steve from Jaguar returned with the XKR (it’s got an intermittent fault with a headlight, that wasn’t couldn’t completely solved, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed!)
See you all soon at Boughton House!