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Annual lunch with Peter

Every year Peter, Christopher’s step-father, has a holiday with friends in Wales, which pretty much involves him driving right past my door. So every year we try to meet up for a pub lunch on either his way there or home again. The last couple of years he’s been coming past Malvern on a weekday, so we’ve been limited to the pubs close to work where we can grab a quick meal in my allotted lunch break. But this year, he was heading home on a Sunday, which gave me much more freedom in picking somewhere to eat.

I settled on Sunday lunch at the Inn at Welland, about a ten minute drive from home, which has a good reputation for being a bit of a gastro-pub. I’ve not been there for a few years, but very much enjoyed it last time. I’m happy to report that standards have been maintained, and the Sunday lunch (roast belly of lamb with all the trimmings, followed by creme brulee) was delicious. My only criticism was that the portions were perhaps a bit small – I managed pretty much all of mine which is unusual for me, and Peter had no trouble clearing his plate. Another slice of lamb would have been welcomed by both of us.

The place was pretty full with families taking Grandma out for Sunday lunch, so I was pleased that I’d had the foresight to book us a table in advance. We had a good chat, caught up on a year’s worth of gossip, and made a date to repeat our annual get-together the same time next year!