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The Pudding Club

The Pudding Club

What better way to brighten up winter than a visit to the famous Pudding Club held in a picturesque Cotswolds village.

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What better way to brighten up winter than a visit to the famous Pudding Club held in a picturesque Cotswolds village.

What better way to brighten up the depths of mid-winter than a visit to the world famous Puddling Club, held in a picturesque little Cotswold village – an evening of pure indulgence, fun and being a bit naughty!  Started in 1985 its heartfelt mission is to preserve the Great British Pudding, and visitors both national and international come to experience this slightly eccentric institution. Guests of the Pudding Club enjoy a whole evening’s entertainment, from a jovial introduction by The Pudding Master, through a light main course followed by the reason the guests gather – the parade of puddings, with all its noise and ceremony, to a final vote for the best pudding. The meetings have been likened to many things – “A medieval banquet with custard” or “The eighth wonder of the world” – to quote but two. All participants receive a Pudding Club certificate to take home.

Sunday

Morning departure from Dorset across country and into the Cotswold Hills, an area of quintessentially English villages and lively market towns of the famous honey coloured stone. We stop at Bourton-on-the-Water for lunch. Later continue to our hotel at Mickleton with a welcome cuppa on arrival while the bags are taken to the rooms. After settling in enjoy a three course dinner with choice of menu in the restaurant.

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Monday

Morning visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, steeped in history and culture, preserved timbered buildings and quaint shops. This afternoon we make our way to Cadbury World and enjoy a guided tour of the Bournville village and Cadbury World exhibition. Afterwards tea with scones and sandwiches is included. This evening is possibly the highlight of your break - An exclusive "Pudding Club" dinner including an introduction, talk, choice of main, 3 pudding buffet and certificates. Arguments over which pudding stole the show are sure to range long into the night.

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Tuesday

A fond farewell to our hosts - we shall visit Arlington Row at Bibury, a classic Cotswold village. Later take lunch in Cirencester former capital of the Cotswolds, its busy market square dominated by the cathedral like 15th century parish church of St John. Return to Dorset by late afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Three Ways House Hotel, Mickleton

This delightfully atmospheric 3 star Cotswold hotel has an upmarket but homely feel, with a cosy restaurant, bar, and separate lounge with a real fire. Situated close to the village centre, the hotel is privately owned and run assuring personal service and attention. Bedrooms are individually styled and provide private bath/shower, hairdryer, television, radio, phone, tea tray and free wifi.  The award winning restaurant serves an extensive buffet breakfast and a dinner menu using fresh locally sourced ingredients. There is a lift to all floors and some ground floor bedrooms.

 

TOUR PRICE: £269.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement : £50.00

 

Price Includes: All coach travel, 2 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Exclusive Pudding Club dinner, Guided tour of Bournville, Entry to Cadbury World with Afternoon Tea, VAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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