Sunday, June 05, 2005

Bollocks to Alton Towers: The Sugar Loaf

"On a lighter note the Sugar Loaf was mentioned on national radio recently as it has been included in "B****cks To Alton Towers"! The book lists unusual and eccentric tourist attractions and the Sugar Loaf gets a mention along with the story of its creation. I haven't seen the book although the radio article was very accurate in what it said about the Sugar Loaf so I guess the authors have done their homework."
Publisher Penguin is marketing this guide book, written by Jason Hazeley, Robin Halstead, Joel Morris & Alex Morris, for those craving an alternative to the typical tourist trap holiday.
"Wouldn't it be better to go somewhere that everyone else hasn't - somewhere with something more interesting to say than 'have a nice day' or 'keep your hands inside the car while the ride is in motion'?
This is your chance. Turn away from the theme park queue and take a wayward tour of the backwaters and byways of the British tourist trail, celebrating the small, fascinating and unique."

£12.99 Hardback 135 x 216mm 256 pages ISBN 071814791X 28 Apr 2005
With thanks to Richard Groves

Jack Fullers Pub: Closed

Agents Freeman Forman have listed the building for sale as a residential property. A snip at £795,000. The following is an excerpt from their "Full Particulars":

"DESCRIPTION: ‘Jack Fullers’ listed Grade II, dates from 1772 although it is believed the property actually replaced an earlier building. The property was extended in 1850 when the Coach House was added, which has now been restored. The property presents attractive elevations of mellow sandstone and local brick, under a peg tiled roof, recently run as a very successful restaurant and public house also catering for private functions. The gardens form a particular feature of the property, well stocked and offering seclusion and privacy, together with a large car park over which fabulous views can be enjoyed as well as from the principal rooms. The property benefits from planning permission enabling commercial or residential usage. "