Apr 02 2010

The Fountain – Hawes

The descent from Wether Fell had seen the first bit of poor weather of our walks to date, however as we had only just entered April, there were no complaints on that score. And entering Market Place in Hawes, we were delighted to find a choice of three boozers, all next door to each other!

Passing up the opportunity to frequent either The Old Board Inn, or The Crown, no exact science was used to declare The Fountain today’s lucky winner! It would appear upon entering that everyone else in there had a dog curled up at their feet, but all the same we were accepted graciously by the locals, who made enough room for us to cram around a couple of little tables.

It was busy (but in a good way, not crammed) due to being a bank holiday, and the real fire roaring away in the corner met with everyone’s approval. Again, Sky Sports was in evidence, but on this occasion, it was decided we should converse with our better halves (well OK, just checking the Super League score occasionally). We had happened upon one of those places you could have stayed all day, but circumstances (i.e. being in cars) dictated we had to unfortunately depart. Never mind there was also a Spar over the road to stock up on that nights tipple! Can’t comment on the prices as Sir Edmund insisted on paying, nice chap…although the wine in the Spar wasn’t the cheapest, notice he didn’t get his hand in his pocket there.

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