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The Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis

Just been for a rather “ladies who lunch” kind of affair with the good friend K and the literary whizz. The Alexandra Hotel in the centre of Lyme has the most spectacular setting above the Gardens, an immaculate tree lined lawn overlooking Lyme Bay and a colonial feel to the building. On a super sunny day like today, it is to die for. It was all rather genteel with polite service, good food and the croquet set laid out on the lawn. We all opted for the chicken caesar salad (dressing on the side seeing as we are acting out that ladies role to the max) which was delicious and all in all it felt like a real treat lounging on the garden furniture and looking out at the panoramic view.

The genteel event was brought back to reality by the sound of a local builder working nearby delivering an enormous and deeply gutteral burp. He quite obviously didn’t have the free range chicken caesar salad with the dressing on the side. I’m thinking more a proper West Country pasty.


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