Short train trip to Cambridge to collect a Ford Mondeo and we headed out to the village of Lavenham. Beautiful, traditional medieval homes, many at odd angles, leaning forward, backward, left and right give the streetscape a Dr Seuss feel. Whilst on our way, we decided to mutiny against the sat nav and turned off the highway to see a little of the Suffolk countryside. Happened upon ‘The Gardener’s Arms’ pub for a delicious beef and ale pie and a baked Camembert and of course a chat with the publican who gave us the history of his pub dating back to the 1400s. The fireplace stone blocks that form the foundation of the pub’s construction, came from the wreckage of the abbey in Bury St Edmund. In order for a building to be constructed, these blocks had to be signed for and used in the construction. We later went to the abbey and the stunningly manicured gardens that are incorporated into the grounds.

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