Thursday 4 June

Last night a friend suggested we visit The Muggery pub. What a fascinating place this is with nearly 3000 mugs hanging from the ceiling.   The landlady explained that these have been gifted from far and wide and no mug is ever refused a hook.   She also showed us an aerial photograph of what an island Upton was in the 2007 floods.

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One of the guys in the pub was a crew member from the pleasure cruiser that travels from Upton up to Worcester and down to Tewkesbury and he advised with the rising river levels that we wait 36 hours before we leave for Stourport to give the levels time to drop again.

As the sun was shining this morning, we didn’t need much persuading to stay and enjoy more exploring.

This is the only place I can recall seeing a road sign that alerts motorists to the depth of floodwater on the road.

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We ate out this evening at The Swan. Storm chose the local delicacy of Faggots as this is something he remembers from his childhood – his Mum used to serve these up from any left over meat, seasoned with herbs or stuffing. I chose the vegetarian lasagne with spinach, butternut squash, and goats cheese.   Both meals were delicious and excellent value for money.

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