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For various reasons, our normal three-monthly get-together had got out-of-step and we hadn’t done this since September last year).

I drove over to Ian’s and picked him up, and then we headed for The Red Lion at Claverdon in Warwick (just a short drive from Stratford-upon-Avon) to meet up with Mags.

The restaurant was very tasteful inside – suitably dimmed lighting (but not so dim, as sometimes happens, that reading the menu would have been impossible!), a classy décor and background music at a respectful level that all combined to make this a great experience.




But the main reason for choosing here was the food – and it didn’t disappoint! The service was very attentive (but not OTT) which added to our overall positive experience. After perusing the extensive menu, I settled for Lent-friendly Crab Cakes followed by Ostrich, finishing with Cheesecake.

We had plenty of time to catch-up with everything that had been going on in our lives since we last got together, it was another great evening. And then, in a flash,  it was over; and after a final coffee, we headed for the car-park and said our goodbyes until our next culinary get-together – Han at Market Harborough in May.

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