Bratts tour of UK & Ireland



Auckland to Heathrow

Heathrow to Gatwick

Gatwick to Bath

Bath to Port Isaac

Port Isaac to Dorchester

Dorchester to Abbey Wood

London - Day 7

London - Day 8

Abbey Wood to Ashford


Ashford to Brecon

Brecon to Abergavenny

Abergavenny to Chester

Chester to Stranraer

Stranraer to Omagh

Omagh to Dublin

Dublin to Glenville

Glenville to Lough Ree

Lough Ree to Belfast

Belfast to Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond to Inverness

Inverness to the Grampians

The Grampians to Edinburgh

Edinburgh to Consett

Consett to Doncaster

Doncaster to Warwick

Warwick to Moreton-In-Marsh

Moreton-In-Marsh to Cirencester

Cirencester to Fareham

Fareham to Heathrow to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Day 1

Hong Kong - Day 2

Hong Kong - Day 3

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Day 5 - Port Isaac to Dorchester 2/06/05

Rick Steinville - RestuarantAfter leaving Port Isaac we headed to Cornwall to sample the famous Cornish pasties. We chose the lovely seaside fishing town of Padstow, which should be known as Rick Steinville. Rick Stein of BBC’s Food Heroes programme has a restaurant, cooking school, seafood shop, food condiment shop etc in Padstow. We tried the Cornish pasties - absolutely disgusting, no meat, all onion and liquid gravy. I also tried the Cornish clotted cream fudge, but reneged on the Cornish clotted-cream scones and Cornish icecream.

We drove further south to Lands End driving through the famous towns of Penzance (as in the pirates) and St Ives (the man with seven wives). The point of going to Lands End was to touch the southern most point of Britain. This never happened as we were too tight to pay the £3 parking fee and then walk miles in the cold blustery rain.

Grotty weather at Lands EndIn a hurry to get out of the bad weather we headed north-east to Dorchester passing through Plymouth and Torquay (Faulty Towers country). We camped in a council carpark/ truck stop for 50p. Greatest amusement of the day - the greasy spoon cafe, everything had a layer of cooking fat on it including tables, windows and the not so quick diners.

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