Sunday, July 17, 2005
Walking to the pub
You know the feeling ; you’re thirsty and you want a game of darts. Well this is the view I see on the way down to The Chelmsford (AKA The Knack). Actually, this is the view at 16:00 hrs. Far too early even for the ultra thirsty, so I was probably on my way to the Post Office or something.
Ebchester is a small village of approximately 1,000 households. It is 13.5 miles west of Newcastle City Centre, and just down the road from Consett (famous for the now closed steel works). Even people who have lived in North East England all their lives haven’t heard of us, and it is probably this which has kept the house prices down to a very affordable level (less than £100,000 for three beds, front and back gardens, semi detached, wit hthe countryside right on the door step).
There are two other pubs within walking distance. They’re not darting pubs, but are OK for Sunday meals and a change of scenery every once in a while.