After I left Worthing and the south coast (way back in early November) I went to Cambridge. It was there that I stayed with my dad’s second cousin for a half score days in order to explore Cambridge and beyond!
I spent a few days tramping about the countryside with my dad’s cousin, including a trip to Suffolk, a trip to Leicester, and a 30 mile bike ride around Cambridge’s satellite villages. We even biked down an old Roman road! I also spent several days exploring Cambridge itself, and one lovely afternoon on the river with my dear friend Laurel. Cambridge is a lovely city, with lots of beautiful old buildings, and a whole lot of history.
One day I purchased a couple of Michael Moorcock novels in the market square from a used bookseller, and this bottle of cider in the local charcuterie and drinks shop.
Dry Farmhouse Cider-Cambridgeshire
Appearance: cloudy, very pale pink, no carbonation, 6.3%
Nose: yeasty, apple juice
Palate: apples, hint of malt vinegar and iodine
Finish: pears, apples, compost?
Overall: a bit watery, seems more like juice than cider
Rating: 2/5 Okay
Cambridge also offers a decent array of pubs, including its smallest pub The St. Radegund, and The Eagle (where Watson and Crick used to hang out) although it was the small village pubs on the outskirts of Cambridge that really got me excited! One of those was The Plough and Fleece in Horningsea, where we made a pit stop on our cycle tour. Some of the other good ones were to be found in Grantchester, and in due course there shall be a blog post about that as well.
Thanks for all the hospitality Rick!