This was the first real trip out in the van for this year, I booked it in January with the thinking if the weathers rubbish we’ll just have to make the best of it, but as I often say the sun always shines on the righteous!
We booked Blue Skies Campsite for the Saturday and Sunday nights as it was close to the sea front and what a lovely campsite it is, very friendly but word of warning, take your leveling ramps!
There is a shop on site with the basics but if you need anything else the co-op is about a 5 minute walk from the campsite.
Lottie was ready for her holiday.
It’s a pleasant 15 minute walk into Wells and the town itself is very dog friendly, all the pubs welcome dogs and there are bowls of water outside most shops, restaurants etc.
Now, the first pub you get to when walking to the sea front from the campsite is The Lifeboat Inn and it is a lovely little pub, Carsten the owner is very friendly and the lamb roast meal we had here on the Sunday was fantastic, I would have taken a photo but it didn’t stay on the plate long enough to get one!
Carsten is a really interesting bloke and if you’re lucky he will tell you how he ended up getting from Denmark to Wells via Spain!, you might also meet Barney the dog who is the real boss of the bar.
On the Saturday we had a mooch around and ended up having dinner at The Golden Fleece although a little on the expensive side the fish and chips we had were fantastic and I would eat there again without a doubt.
Right next to the campsite is the Wells and Walsingham light railway Although I do recommend a trip on the steam train (it was £8 per adult return) there really isn’t a lot to do in Walsingham unless you are religious or like buying expensive food and drink from the nearby farm shop, we found a nice little cafe though and had toasted tea cakes and a cup of tea, in proper china tea cups no less!
The Wells and Walsingham light railway.
I don’t think Lottie was too keen on the steam train.
Now to the most important part of the trip, Mel was happy reading her book at the campsite in the sunshine I always tend to get a bit restless and like to go off for a wander to explore the surroundings so Lottie and me had a walk into Wells and headed for Whin Hill Cider which I had read about before we left for the trip. What a lovely place this is, a great building with a suntrap yard to sit and enjoy some of their traditional ciders, I plumped for a bottle of Browns which at £3.50 is very reasonable. It was a nice drop and Lottie and me sat in the sunshine enjoying the surroundings, I really wanted to buy some bottles to bring back but on the day we left we couldn’t park near enough and I really regret that now, still it’s a reason to return!
On the Sunday evening we went into The Edinburgh which is also dog friendly and probably the cheapest pub we went in all weekend, it did get a bit loud on the Sunday night so we left fairly early as Lottie gets a bit scared when things get loud!
So Monday soon came around and it was time for us to head home, we packed the van up and decided to head down to Beach Cafe for breakfast before we left. In what I can only guess the staff at the cafe thought was brilliant timing most of their ovens were not working so things were a little slow but the staff kept smiling and the service was brilliant, two sausage baguettes and a cup of tea later and we were ready to hit the road back to sunny Leicestershire.
This was my first time in Wells (although my mum told me I’d been when I was 3 years old but I don’t think we can really count that) and I would definitely go back, perhaps not when it’s a bank holiday though so it’s a little bit quieter!