Mini break in Suffolk
Posted on 18th November 2021 at 21:37
Mini break time!!!!
That’s right Mum and I went on mini break with Mum’s friend Fiona, Dad was away gliding so we took the opportunity to have our own night away. Mum had decided that we didn’t want to travel too far for just one night away so chose Rickinghall, near Diss in Suffolk.
The day started early with Mum doing bootcamp with the family followed by a lazy morning while we were waiting for Fiona to finish work. She’s a vet, she is now my vet which is great. She is friendly, gentle and gives me treats for a being a good boy when we visit her. Oops, I got distracted! Where was I? Oh yes, Fiona arrived and Mum and her decided that we would get on the road and find someone to stop for lunch on the way.
They decided to stop off in the town of Hadleigh, Suffolk where they enjoyed a lovely pub lunch at The George on the High Street. Wow is this place dog friendly! While we were visiting, I think I made friends with at least 5 or 6 dogs including a very cute Labrador puppy.
With their bellies full we got back in the car and started to make our way to our accommodation at The Bell Inn, Rickinghall near Diss. When we arrived, we were met by the lovely Annie who showed us to our room. We were in The Pheasant room, each of the rooms are wildlife themed both in name and decor. I enjoyed a good sniff around; the room was clean and well presented and they even left some dog treats for me. A table for dinner was booked for later that evening but in the meantime we all chilled out in the room and Mum and Fi enjoyed a glass or two of wine.
After a quick freshen up we went down to the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant had that warm, cosy feel and its other occupants were friendly, and all wanted to say hello to me which was great fun. I love making new friends. While Mum and Fi enjoyed a three-course meal, I was given my own little plate of treats to enjoy. After dinner we went to the bar and enjoyed a few drinks and had a lovely time chatting to other guest and the staff, all of whom were friendly, asking Mum about me and she explained HoundAbout to them. I got lots of attention and cuddles it was a fab evening, but it started to get late and our beds were calling.
The next morning, we woke to a grey and rainy day however we all had a great night sleep and were still in high spirits from our evening. Breakfast was included in our stay, so we made our way downstairs where Mum and Fi enjoyed a full English breakfast. I was being so good and patient that Mum saved me a small piece of a bacon as a treat. Over breakfast Mum and Fi decided that a walk would be nice, so we packed up our stuff, said goodbye to Annie and set off.
We made our way to Thornham Walks near Eye. Thornham Walks are on the Thornham Estate, here you will find 12 miles of walks, paid parking and Café. Thankfully the ran had stopped by the time we arrived although the parking area was a little muddy so make sure you have your boots/wellies because you made need them. We went for a lovely walk around the estate and through the woods, we managed about 2miles before we decided to head to the café for a warm drink. Mum enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, I gave it a sniff, but I know I’m not allowed hot chocolate. It did smell good though.
It was now time to leave and head home. It had been a lovely night away; we all had a great time and would recommend all the places we visited. Everyone of them made me feel welcome which in turn makes Mum super happy as she loves being able to take me away with her.
Until the next adventure.....
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