Saturday, December 06, 2008

Dunster by Candlelight

Photos will follow. Last evening we took the train (West Somerset Railway) from Bishops Lydiard to Dunster and walked up to the village where the main street was closed to traffic and open to people. Wonderful! Unfortunately the evening was spoiled by dinner at the Castle Hotel, booked five weeks ago but no table available when we arrived. Excuses included a new management who clearly didn't know what they were doing. We won't be eating or staying there again, which is a pity as the chef is good and an large investment has been made in upgrading the facilities.

The return journey was an amalgamation of two trains and consisted of 10 coaches double headed by 2-8-0 3850 and 2-6-0 9351.