:: [ S V V S Summer Saunter to the Spa Valley Railway at High Rocks, Kent - July 2015 ] ::
The meeting point was the High Rocks Pub car park, followed by a gentle amble
to the Pub for coffee, and later an even gentler amble to the pub's own
railway station platform on the Spa Valley Railway. Now, that is something that
not many pubs have! Train runs between Tunbridge Wells West and
Eridge, stopping at High Rocks and Groombridge. One way being pulled by
a small diesel and back by a small steam engine. On return many
had a snack in the pub at High Rocks, some picnicked in the car park and
some even had a proper lunch at High Rock's Guiseppe's Restaurant
because it was not possible to book a table in advance in the pub.
The restaurant turned out to be great surprise, modern with a touch of
history, with proper old-fashioned service with a maître d'hôtel to
take the order and a fleet of wirelessly hooked up waiters; in the
middle of nowhere ! Not only that but the grub was superb. In view of this, some never made it to the guided
tour of the Spa Railway Engine shed !!