Mainwaring Arms for lunch and back via Eccleshall for no Belgian beer. Fab weather.


Today we were riding with the Aussies to the Mainwaring Arms in Whitmore for lunch and then stopping at the Merckx Belgian bar in Eccleshall for a sift one on the way home.

I rode over to Hintsock and we all set off going clockwise on the route we’d scoped out a few weeks ago now. Another fab day weather wise which made a good ride even more enjoyable.


Loved the part of the ride just before Whitmore where it takes you up into the hills and has some lovely views and hidden woods (did not see the wild deer this time though!).


At the pub we all sat outside for our food. Another lovely baked potato with cheese and coleslaw, washed down with a pint of Joule’s finest Blonde. Lovely!

After lunch we headed off to Eccleshall and found the Belgian bar was unfortunately shut. Close but no cigar! Instead we went the Joule’s pub next door and sat in the beer garden round the back.


Once back in Hinstock I headed straight home as we were all meeting up for an evening meal later in the evening at the Hinde’s Head in Norton In Hales.

Another fab ride with great company.

Route: click here