4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Elderflower Pressé before Pudding Club® Dinner
2-course Pudding Club® dinner on one night (3-choices of main plus 3-choice pudding buffet)
Tea/Coffee after dinner
Pudding Club® talk, introduction and certificates
Entrance to Miserden Park & Nursery
Single journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Worcester River cruise
The Pudding Club®
Enjoy a whole evenings entertainment starting with a glass of Elderflower Pressé and a jovial introduction by The Pudding Master followed by a light main course and then the Parade of Traditional Puddings, with all its noise and ceremony, the aim is to taste them all and then to vote for your favourite pudding of the night over coffee. Guests depart with certificates in hand!
The Pudding Club® was founded at the Three Ways House Hotel in 1985 to prevent the demise of the great British Pudding, at a time when restaurants seemed to offer only tiny portions of Frozen Cheesecake and tasteless Gateaux. Today the Pudding Club® and its supporters can claim that their efforts have re-established such delights as Sticky Toffee Pudding, Jam Roly Poly, Syrup Sponge, Spotted Dick and Bread and Butter pudding as favourites throughout the country and beyond. Over the years, meetings of The Pudding Club® have been featured on the BBCs Food and Drink and Holiday programmes as well as numerous other TV, radio and press articles.
We make our way to the hotel where tea and coffee is served on our arrival.
Today we set off on a scenic drive into the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.
On our drive we visit Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, where there is a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and cafés. Or you could simply enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges.
Than its onto Moreton-in-Marsh, where the broad High Street is lined with elegant 17th and 18th Century buildings, among them the White Hart Royal, a former manor house in which King Charles I sheltered during the Civil War and the rare Curfew Tower with its original clock and bell. In the centre is the Redesdale Hall dating from 1887, this is the town's main public hall which regularly holds antiques and craft fairs. Moreton's High Street is lined with elegant Cotswolds stone buildings which house many specialist shops, antique emporiums, tea rooms and delis.
We board the coach to reach our last village stop, Burford, featuring a main high street lined with old houses, cottages and shop fronts which appears to have changed little for hundreds of years.
In the afternoon we visit the bustling market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, exploring the birthplace and beloved hometown of William Shakespeare.
The Garden at Miserden & Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
This morning, we travel to The Garden at Miserden for a mid-morning guided tour. This 17th century house and garden are a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Overlooking a deer park and rolling hills beyond, our tour takes us through the delightfully cared for gardens, including extensive Yew, a notable topiary walk and ancient Mulberry Tree amongst other features. For lunchtime, we head into Cheltenham with its great choice of dining options, before we make tracks for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway for a one-way journey from Toddington to Broadway, taking in spectacular Cotswolds scenery as we travel. We have time to explore beautiful Broadway - including its pretty tree-lined high street, independent shops and galleries.
We head to Worcester today; were we have time to explore the City with its imposing Cathedral which is well worth a visit. There are lots of places to buy lunch before we set off on a 45-minute circular river cruise through one of England's loveliest cities.
We depart the hotel and make our journey on to home.
3* Three Ways House Hotel, Chipping Campden
This is a 3-star, 48-bedroom hotel located in the heart of the Cotswolds in the small picturesque village of Mickleton. It is a delightfully atmospheric hotel built in the sandstone traditional to the area. It has an upmarket, but homely feel, with a cosy restaurant, bar and separate lounge with an open fire. The hotel is the home of the Pudding Club® which is trademarked and unique to this hotel.
Lift does not reach all floors Shower and/or bath Tea/coffee making facilities Homemade biscuits Hairdryer TV Radio Direct dial phone Free Wi-Fi Randalls Bar Brasserie AA rosette Salford Restaurant Ground floor rooms available on request