February 18th            Gary & Julie Ridgway

February’s first drive for 2024
Date: Sunday 18th February 2024
Start: The Fairview Gardener & The Tea Room, Chapel Lane, Birdwood, Gloucester, GL2 8AR

Time: 09:00 onwards for breakfast baps, tea/coffee.

Depart: 10:00

Finish: Taurus Crafts Centre, The Old Park Park, Forest of Dean, Lydney GL15 6BU
Distance: approx 65 miles
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The February Drive starts at the Fairview Gardener Tea Room. Arrive at 9 am for Breakfast. There is no need to pre-order but please allow sufficient time as food is cooked to order and the Drive will leave at 10am.
The 65 miles route will be on a mix of A and B roads and take us through Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire before returning to Gloucestershire. Lunch will be at Taurus Crafts just south of Lydney GL15 6BU. The Café offers a choices of light meals and excellent cakes. (Ignore the menu on their website, Roast meals are not available).
At Taurus crafts there are a number of independent shops as well as a brewery tap that serves a range of craft ales including low alcohol versions as well as soft drinks. So that we can give the both venues an idea of numbers please can you let us know if you are going to join us for breakfast of lunch.

Useful Information:
Fairview Gardener Tea Room Website:        https://www.fairviewgardener.co.uk
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