This morning we start our tour at All Saints Church in Newland. Traditionally and affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Forest, the church dates back to the early 1200s.
King John appointed Robert of Wakering as first Rector in 1216. The original, rather smaller, building was expanded during the next two hundred years to the size and shape it is today. A further major restoration took place in the 1860’s.
This historic church is home to the Miners Brass a symbol of the Royal Forest of Dean. A guided tour has been arranged to explain the historical background as well as morning coffee/tea with homemade cake.
We then head to the Speech House Hotel in Coleford. We last visited here for a tasty Christmas lunch back in December 2015. Owner Peter Hands explained that it was a lovely time to visit when the Bluebells were out, so to keep our promise, we are back again.
Another tasty three course lunch has been arranged at the hotel with a set menu consisting of – Soup of the Day to start, Traditional Gloucester Sausages Mashed Potatoes, Red Onion Gravy, served with a selection of Seasonal Vegetables. We then have Bread and Butter Pudding with Traditional Custard to finish.
After lunch we will have time to walk off our lunch in the forest to see the beautiful Bluebells, so please bring your camera!
Timings: Leave Leominster 9:30am., Hereford at 10:00am., Ross on Wye at 10:30am. We will leave the hotel at approx 4:00pm, travel back to Ross at 4:30pm, Hereford at 5:00pm and Leominster at 5:30pm.
Costs: Including travel costs, church tour, morning tea/coffee with cake and three course lunch and talk £49.00 Any special dietary requests, please let me know.
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