Moored at Napton, just around the corner from the Folly Inn so we popped in for a couple of pints of Hooky at lunchtime and booked a table for the evening.
Wednesday we stayed at Napton, had a walk around the village plus the obligatory pint in the Red Lion in the middle of Napton, Abbot Ale kept and served well. Talking to the landlord the pub is owned by Punch Taverns, this company, along with Enterprise Inns, are doing their very best to destroy thousands of village pubs. Their strategy makes it almost impossible for landlords to make a living. Both companies are making massive losses and are selling pubs to make ends meet, but they seem incapable of a change of strategy.
Thursday was a short run back to Braunston to leave TM for a week while we come back to help with the Music in the Park event in Donington. Home by 4pm and missed all the rain, spent 10 mins in the shower watching the water go down the plughole!