Into the wilds of Wiltshire

Although Warminster as a town doesn’t have much going for it, it’s surrounded by some seriously stunning countryside.

On Sunday, we braved the fog and drove out to Old Wardour Castle.

Built in the 14th century, the castle was damaged during the English Civil War and was left as a ‘romantic ruin’ in the grounds of the New Wardour Castle.

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As you can see, we had lots of fun exploring the place. It felt like that final scene in Labyrinth – we had no idea which staircases we’d been up.

The fog gave the whole place a mysterious feel, and the autumn colours surrounding us were beautiful.

After we’d looked around, we hopped in the car and headed to the pub.

The Beckford Arms is just a 10 minute drive from the castle, and it does a fantastic Sunday roast. Plus, there was a roaring fire in the corner – as there should be in every country pub during the winter months.

Since we’re both a) greedy and b) indecisive, we both went for the selection of three roasts, with all the trimmings.

A delicious combination of pork, beef and lamb, served with perfectly cooked veggies (including my fave, red cabbage), topped with a crisp, light Yorkshire pudding.

And served with a side of creamy cauliflower cheese.

It was fantastic. The perfect Sunday roast.

And although we were feeling pretty full, we couldn’t resist taking a look at the dessert menu. And once we read the dessert menu, we couldn’t resist ordering the crumble for two.

I mean, look at it.

Swimming in vanilla custard, it was light, tart and sweet all at the same time. The perfect taste of autumn.

And then we drove home, watched films and didn’t move for the rest of the day. The perfect Sunday.

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