Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 78

78 | Cycling World The Thomas Lord nestles in the picturesque Hampshire village of West Meon, close to the historic market town of Petersfield, not far from the beautiful city of Winchester and with easy access from the M27 and M3. There’s also some stunning scenery to be enjoyed year-round, on foot or by cycle in the nearby rolling countryside of the lovely Meon Valley. This is one of the Upham Group’s traditional but reinvigorated country inns at the heart of their Southern English communities. You feel the warmth the moment you cross the threshold into the delightful bar, with its wooden and leather furniture, half-panelled walls, cosy log fire and range of excellent ales. In the dining room, done out in similarly rustic style, food is a highlight. In summer, fresh pizzas are cooked in an outdoor oven and you can eat in the lovely, large garden whenever it’s warm enough. Locals tend to the kitchen garden, which adds to the friendly village-pub atmosphere. With newly built outdoor luxury accommodation this is the perfect pit stop for your cycling travels. Tel: 01730 829 244 • www.thethomaslord.co.uk @thethomaslord @ThomasLordPub info@thethomaslord.co.uk @thomaslordwestmeon Contact: Llechryd, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 2NT Tel: 01239 682 871 bookings@flambardshotel.co.uk Sherwood Cottage is ideally located for the nearby Tennyson We are based at Llechryd in the beautiful county of Cardiganshire, West Wales Trail leading to the Needles Battery and Alum Bay to the west Flambards Hotel & Tea Rooms is a traditional family run tea shop serving quality homemade food created from fresh local ingredients and produce. Yarmouth ferry port, Freshwater Bay Golf Course 5 minutes and and coastal path to the east. We are 10 minutes by car from the The Farringford Hotel, the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, is 200 yards away with its own golf course and restaurant. The Tearooms are disabled friendly having easy access and free parking spaces. Our location is well situated for our Hotel Guests: use us as a comfortable base in order to visit the many and varied attractions of Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. Why not stay for a while in our pleasant and comfortable rooms, then perhaps, take a leisurely stroll by the River Teifi. You can make a visit to nearby Cilgerran Castle and village or take the dog for a run on the long sandy beach called Poppit Sands, on the Estuary at Cardigan. • Located 200 yards from Freshwater Bay. We are surrounded by t he natural beauty of the Welsh rolling hills with many walking and cycling trails nearby • Several Restaurants within five minute walk. • Full English or Continental Breakfast. • Private Bathroom. • Parking and Free Wi Fi available. • Opposite No.12 Bus Stop. • Open all year. Location We are easy to find. Just follow the A484 road between Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn. Sherwood Cottage, Gate Lane, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9QD Tel: 01983 719848 • Mobile 07496 608 425 email: smugcott@gmail.com