Saturday 17 September 2011


Day 2

Ulverston - don't go here on a Sunday, the town is closed.  There is seriously nothing happening here.  It's not the most exciting places in the world when the shops are open, but on Sunday it's dead except for a couple of shops hoping to trap misguided tourists like ourselves.

We thought we'd get something to eat so went to the Mill at Ulverston.  To be truthful I can't recommend it.  The chips were half done - half the chips were cooked and the half the chips were not.  How can places get chips wrong?  It's beyond belief, but I've seen this happen before - the Blundell outside Horwich a prime example of how to do underdone chips.  I had a chicken and bacon sandwich and it was minging (to non northerners - horrible).  It was something you rustle up for a kiddies picnic - a soft bread bap (roll) you would get in a six pack from Asda, filled with one of those horrible pre-mixed chicken and bacon sandwich fillings swimming in mayo.  I left most of it as it was just so vom-inducing.  Neil's was better, but he had the same problem with the chips too.  We just couldn't get out of there fast enough, I even left my drink.

Quite frankly I was happy to leave this place.  So we made a speedy exit from Ulverston and hit the high road to Ambleside via Coniston.


  1. Perhaps some people like living that way? I find Ulverston a lovely little town and many people like the food in the Mill. Did you think to raise the quality with the owner/ manager? If not don't publicly complain without giving them a chance to correct it or explain. As as for being shut on a Sunday- well this is how the world used to work! Do your homework before venturing somewhere new in future.

  2. Thanks for your comments. Normally we never visit towns on a Sunday for the sole reason they maybe closed. This was an exception as we had stayed overnight in Grange. On the day in question we visited four towns and Ulverston was the only town closed - so it was an surprise considering it is in the Lake District. By the way it's quite hard to find out whether towns are open on Sunday's - its not something you find on the tourist information sites.
    As for your point about the Mill - yes I should have complained at the time to the management, but by the time we got the food we had to rush. By the way my partner's fish was perfectly fine.


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