Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A gem of a pub at Weston!

Tuesday 17th March

This morning we didn't rush to leave our mooring as Kev wanted to fit the pressure relief valve and so I changed the bedding and did some tidying, we then left just after 10am and were soon at Stenson lock.
Kev entering Stenson lock

Kev in the lock, but he had to climb up the ladder as I could not open the bloody gate!! So heavy and he did say to me that I wouldn't be able to do it, I hate to be beaten but this time I was!!
We carried on and when we got to Swarkestone lock I let Kev set the lock and I stayed on board, I can do as I am told sometimes.
We got to the moorings just before Weston lock as we had decided we were going to stay here overnight and the sun was out so once we had got tied up, had Buster for a walk we went across the bridge heading to the village. (Some people may wonder why we take Buster for a walk before we go off anywhere, it is not that we don't want to take him but he doesn't want to venture far now, he is 14 years old with a bit of dementia and also has gone totally deaf and is happy to stay here on the boat.)Well we were glad we had a walk to the village as we found a fantastic gem of a pub The Coopers Arms and if anybody fancies going it is about a 10 minute walk and as you walk up the road from the canal turn right and you come to the village green and there is a sign pointing left and a short walk brings you to this pub. It had been totally renovated a few years ago and was built as Weston Hall in the 17th century and the building of it was abandoned when only half finished.

There is a lovely lake opposite the entrance

There is a well, a very large fireplace in one room & a carvery in another.

This lovely fireplace is in the bar and you can see there are 3 ovens and we were told that in the 2nd world war a german soldier was found hiding in the chimney above the fireplace!! We are going back later for a couple more pints!!


  1. The Coopers Arms is a nice eatery indeed...
    and so much history too, no 'plastic chain pub' :)

    BTW welcome to South Derbyshire, you're less than 2 miles from my front door... LOL

    1. Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for the welcome & yes a lovely pub it is indeed