I am playing catch-up a bit. Jack has left us this morning to return home so I have a little more time to DO things and here at Bugsworth Basin with a 'Heath Robinson' ariel lashed to the side of Caxton I have a really good signal. Above is a shot of The Fools Nook at Oak Grove. The Nicholson's guide mentions it in glowing terms so we thought that a spot of lunch at the pub might be called for. The inn sits on the busy A523 Leek Rd but at the rear is a secluded and very attractive courtyard.
The pub has its unusual name because a group of jesters used to meet here apparently?
Lunch was first rate and this hostelry deserves a favourable mention. Thai crab cakes, salad and fresh bread, filo wrapped prawns and dips for Jack. A very very pleasant place.
Caxton going through the adjacent swing bridge while Jack and Fletcher look on.