Sometimes the best remedy to break the monotony of a hectic work schedule is a quick, short but relaxing break.
When I was invited by the folks up at the Happy Eggs Farm in Tring, it gave me an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of London if only for a short while.
For my overnight stay, I was put up in a classic B&B style hotel called The Five Bells in Weston Turville, Aylesbury.
Travel from London was supposed to be simple a journey on the Thameslink train via Blackfriars but of course, on that particular day the train was delayed and I had to make my way to St.Pancras and board the train to Luton from there. From Luton station, a cab journey and finally I made it to the hotel.
Nestled in picturesque surroundings the rustic Five Bells oozes rustic charm. The check-in area is at the bar which has a very warm and welcoming vibe. The pub boasts of a well-stocked bar, lots of seating and a huge beautiful fireplace too. They also have loads of beautiful outdoor seating and plenty of parking is available.
My room for the night was cosy and clean, the bathroom though small was spotlessly clean and the room came equipped with a T.V, writing desk, wi-fi and tea /coffee making facilities. For a one night stay, this was just apt.
Later that evening, I settled into a comfy chair by the fireplace and enjoyed a relaxed drink and a chat with the lovely Jane, friend and fellow food blogger. The staff was really friendly and the pub was full, with a good mix of locals and visitors. Dinner was really delicious and I enjoyed a really comforting and homely meal. The fresh seabass was served on a bed of buttery mash. And I certainly don’t regret having a very generous portion of the warm apple pie with custard!
After that hearty meal, I am glad I turned in early as I had an early start the next day to get to the Happy Eggs farm on time.
I had a brilliant day at the farm, you can read all about my adventure here
Travelling to Aylesbury? The Five Bells has now undergone what looks like a fab refurbishment. I wouldn’t mind going back to see it in person.
Disclaimer: With thanks to the Five Bells Inn, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire for having me as a guest. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review and was not compensated monetarily for this post.