Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th October
It seemed to end up being a weekend of eating out! Lucky old me.
Handy really as I haven’t really been feeling too much like eating! It’s horrible when you have no appetite and you’re just making yourself eat things because you know you should have something. I did really enjoy both of these meals though 😋
On Saturday there was a nice walk around the city of Oxford.
Where I think I worked up a bit of an appetite and I had some of my favourite noodles. When I’ve been to Noodle Nation before I was able to have an extra portion of cashew nuts stirred into the noodles too but when I looked this time they were nowhere to be seen on the menu and when I asked the waiter he said that they couldn’t do that! I really missed them ☹️
And then on Sunday I ended up going into Banbury with Robyn and met Leah after she had done an extra shift at work.
We went to The Old Auctioneer pub.
The Old Auctioneer is the third oldest building in Banbury, built in 1596 and surviving the great fire of 1628. The site dates back to medieval times and was originally known as Groupcunt Lane in 1333 reflecting the economic activity and function of the street before being renamed Parsons Street in 1410. The pub became known as The Flying Horse and in the 1830’s as many as 53 coaches left the pub for London weekly, taking seven and a half hours to make the journey. The floor boards at the front of the building by the fireplace are believed to be the original boards as are the beams above, which reputedly were sourced during the original construction from a wrecked Spanish Galleon. The bar panelling was constructed from old French fort doors sourced from Fort Saint-Andre just outside Avignon. The foreign exchange sign over the reception came originally from Coutts bank (the Queen’s bank) in the Strand. The wood panelling in the centre section was salvaged from American World War 1 ammunition crates.
A tiny bit of history for you.
I do recommend the place, the food was freshly cooked and very nice 👍
A very tasty chicken burger for me!