After being on the road for a while, we are now in Worcestershire and we have climbed into the shadow of the Malvern Hills. We need lunch and we have found a base camp at The Inn at Welland It is relaxed, welcoming and more like a restaurant than a pub.
Rock does not want to scale the heights of indulgence and picks the relatively simple Croque Monsieur – honey roast ham and melted cheese on sourdough toast. As usual I need a small mountain of food rations to keep me happy. The Roast Woodland Pork Tenderloin, spring cabbage, an apple and parsley hash brown, with a carrot & ginger purée and a thyme jus plus a mound of hand-cut chips….that should do it!
My soaring thirst is satisfied by a pint of Otter Ale. For dessert we share the Honeyed Bread and Butter Pudding with Natural Yoghurt Sorbet. The honeycomb peaks have an elevated sweetness that works well with the slightly sour sorbet. This is a good place for a break in our expedition.