Recently we have taken to cycling to the nearest pub, having lunch and cycling back. On the last three occasions we've cycled to The Greyhound at Burgh by Sands with Leah, as they allow dogs into the bar.
This week we decided to try further afield. Off we headed to the Aikton Arms, through Kirkbampton; me ahead with one boy and Nick falling behind with Boy no 2.
A sign to the Aikton Arms to turn left and Nick insisted not as he had been before. We headed off to Little Bampton, arriving at Tam O Shanter, another pub recommended by locals and some of our guests. However as the Chef was off, unusually, and the land lady as she offered us some scampi and chips and took care to explain that she was no cook. Now why would anyone want to pay for Sunday dinner prepared by someone, who by their own admission, was not a cook.
Off we cycled to Aikton Arms, in the middle of nowhere;with wifi, darts, pool table and an open fire. The land ladies were both welcoming and we had a lovely lunch with the boys, 1 and 2, playing pool.
Aikton Arms also offers a takeaway service; I have never before seen beer battered haggis on a menu. If you like haggis then this would be a treat no doubt.
Needless to say we took the short cut home, via Ougterby.