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Life: A Weekend With the Biscuits - Pooh Country

Pooh Country

This past weekend, Mr Biscuit and I booked some time off of work and went on a little adventure (my fave kind of weekends!) 

I'm sure most of you know that I have a tiny little obsession with Winnie the Pooh, and when I found out you could go to the actual 100 Acre Wood, I got very excited and knew I just had to visit.

Pooh Country

You can find the '100 Acre Wood' in Ashdown Forest, near Hartfield in East Sussex, which is around a 3 hour drive from where we live. 

Because it was quite a way to go, to in essence stand in a field (love you babes), we decided to add a little to our trip to make it even more exciting. So on the drive back up north we stopped off at Windsor and then Oxford before tootling home on the Monday. But I think I'll put that in another post as this one is looking pretty long as it is.

Sorry, not sorry.

Hartfield

As I mentioned, we began with the main event, the trip to what we dubbed a Pooh Pilgrimage! We set off early on Friday morning and made good time (oh hi dad) and got there just in time for a little smackrel of lunch. 

Pooh Country


Our B&B wasn't quite ready (more on that later) so we made a our way straight to Pooh Corner. I was just a tad excited after browsing their website every day for the past month or so. 

The woman behind the till seemed slightly alarmed at just how excited we were, and just how much we were buying, but guys, it was a shop dedicated to Winnie the Pooh. Amazing.

We filled the rumbly in our tumbly's by having a delightful smackrel at Piglet's Tea Room. 

The Pooh Toast blew my mind, the Tiger Toastie was gorgeous, and omg the Rhubarb, Apple and Cinnamon Crumble with a vat of custard was delightful. It was all really well priced too. 

With our bellies full, we set off on our expodition, which went a little bit wrong. Basically we thought we could easily walk to Pooh Bridge from where we were staying. 

We were wrong.

We then ended up having to walk for about an hour in the pouring rain (thank British weather) to the point where I was just tired, fed up and soaking. So we decided to abandon our mission and set up camp in our B&B room.



We stayed at The Anchor Inn and it was pretty amazing. I'm not going to lie, I wasn't expecting much for a B&B in the middle of pretty much no where, but our room was amazing! We read the visitors book and saw someone had described our bed as a 'marshmallow' bed and they couldn't have gotten it more right. 

The room was lovely and clean, light and seriously, the bed was amazing. (Their biscuit selection was also pretty delightful, as was the selection of teas.)

After a little cat nap (getting lost is tiring work) we headed downstairs to eat some of the most amazing food of my life.



Friday Night is grill night at The Anchor Inn and I had the most delicious steak, fries and onion rings. But, the piece de resistance was the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Oh my, oh my! Amazing.

With belly's about to burst, we headed up to a glorious sleep in our Marshmallow bed.

The next day (still feeling full) we got up bright and early to finally find Pooh Bridge. And to be honest, it all worked out for the best, as the weather was just glorious!

Pooh Country


We begin at Gal's Leap and explored the 'Enchanted Places'. To be honest, you need to use your imagination, but as a big Pooh fan, it felt magical just being in the forest.

I do think they're missing a trick not having people dressed up as the characters for you to take pictures with, but I guess that's what Disney Land if for...



With a little help from some lovely local's we finally managed to find Pooh Bridge. 

Sadly the actual bridge was closed (majorly gutted) so we couldn't play a proper game of 'Pooh Sticks' but we did throw them in on the side to play (I lost).




My favourite part though, was seeing Eyeore's house. That was so cool!

I mean, it was freakin' Eyeore's house! 



And with that, we said our goodbyes to Pooh Country, with some new little Pooh's in tow, and headed off on the rest of our adventure. 

If I haven't bored you yet, I'll be posting about the places we stayed in Oxford and Windsor on Monday!

Purely because we ate some pretty fab food and I want to the world to know and be able to enjoy too. 

So come back soon guys!