Just along the road form MiL’s house, is the historic Alfold Barn restaurant and pub, built in 1590. The gorgeous dark wooden beams are said to date back to the Spanish Armada, and just inside the doorway I spotted this ornate bench which the owner of the restaurant told me is of 16th century Dutch origin.
Since Jude started her monthly Bench Series challenge, I’m constantly on the lookout for interesting benches, so I was delighted to find yet another hand-carved bench right next to our table in the bar. This one is German 18th century, and has a fixed drinks table in the middle.
Sitting on the other side of the table enjoying their glasses of Merlot, were hubby and his mom, who certainly doesn’t look as though she is going to be 102 on the 4th of next month.
Cheers to you, Kathleen!