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Road Trip to Haynes Museum and West Country

Road Trip to Haynes Museum and West Country

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Original Poster:

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142 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Howdy

Thinking about a few day road trip to the west country, incorporating the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford.

Might also take in the odd pretty Market Town, seaside, English Heritage site, curry, beer.

I'm looking for some inspiration? Any suggestions (including cozy pubs with accommodation & real ale/chips) most welcome.

Cheers beerdrink

Vieste

10,532 posts

67 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Sounds good.

ybt1982

2,223 posts

107 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Lovely part of the world, good idea thumbup

Can't offer any suggestions on pubs but, as you'll be in Sparkford anyway I would advise you to pop down the road to Yeovilton and visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

theironduke

6,995 posts

95 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Wells ticks the pretty town box and this time of year means no tourists! It's also Sandford in Hot Fuzz smile

ybt1982

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107 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Agree, Wells is lovely, don't bother with Glastonbury though, it's st frown

Just remembered a great pub for food, The Panborough Inn, the food is amazing, if a little expensive.
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Original Poster:

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Monday 8th October 2012
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ybt1982 said:
and visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum.
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theironduke said:
Wells ticks the pretty town box and this time of year means no tourists! It's also Sandford in Hot Fuzz smile
Thanks, might give that a whirl

HOGEPH

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HOGEPH said:
Might give that a whirl too! biggrin Thanks

Triumph Man

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Monday 8th October 2012
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I don't know when it's supposed to be completed, but Haynes is currently being extended. Haven't seen the scheme, but it will hopefully be good. Just so you know, the museum as existing is still open. Enjoy it thumbup

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Triumph Man said:
I don't know when it's supposed to be completed, but Haynes is currently being extended. Haven't seen the scheme, but it will hopefully be good. Just so you know, the museum as existing is still open. Enjoy it thumbup
Thanks for that. The website does say new section delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.

Triumph Man

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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Triumph Man said:
I don't know when it's supposed to be completed, but Haynes is currently being extended. Haven't seen the scheme, but it will hopefully be good. Just so you know, the museum as existing is still open. Enjoy it thumbup
Thanks for that. The website does say new section delayed due to unavoidable circumstances.
Probably the large amount of rain and the high winds we had round 'yere recently. Exceptional weather and all that.

theironduke

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Monday 8th October 2012
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Tyntesfield would be on my list, but i'm a massive history geek!

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield/

k22wes

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84 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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the pub in my village does very good food and is only a mile or two from yeovilton. it has got very good newly refurbed b&b rooms aswell.

www.kingsdoninn.co.uk

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theironduke said:
Tyntesfield would be on my list, but i'm a massive history geek!

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield/
I too love stuff like that. National Trust can be a bit hit & miss on opening times after 30th September. It does have some opening times though! thumbup

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k22wes said:
the pub in my village does very good food and is only a mile or two from yeovilton.

www.kingsdoninn.co.uk
Thanks for that! I'll wear a PH hat if I'm in.

driverrob

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110 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Triumph Man said:
I don't know when it's supposed to be completed, but Haynes is currently being extended. Haven't seen the scheme, but it will hopefully be good. Just so you know, the museum as existing is still open. Enjoy it thumbup
We called in on the way to Plymouth last Sunday (30th). Really good couple of hours. A local m'bike club (about 40) had a meet there at the same time. Everything looked fairly complete, parking for maybe 80 cars?
Two shot panorama:


We like the Podimore Arms, near the Fleet Air Arm Museum but it's a bit small for a meet.


k22wes

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Monday 8th October 2012
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driverrob said:
We like the Podimore Arms, near the Fleet Air Arm Museum but it's a bit small for a meet.
the podimore inn has closed down now and is up for sale.

if you're going to visit wells you might aswell venture to cheddar for a drive up through the gorge or explore the caves.

wildcat45

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96 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Had a cracking day or two down there with a ate a couple of years ago.

We did the Fleet Air Arm museum, the Haynes museum, found some cracking country pubs and got a nice B and B on the final approach to the Yeovilton air field.....

Triumph Man

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Monday 8th October 2012
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k22wes said:
driverrob said:
We like the Podimore Arms, near the Fleet Air Arm Museum but it's a bit small for a meet.
the podimore inn has closed down now and is up for sale.

if you're going to visit wells you might aswell venture to cheddar for a drive up through the gorge or explore the caves.
oo somebody say cheddar gorge? Any excuse to post this wink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEBLhgOIakY