As you know I love the Cotswolds and over the Easter weekend we took a trip to Painswick.  It is stunningly beautiful just like all Cotswold villages/ towns are.

Painswick, Cotswolds

The plan was to meet fellow blogger Meg, from Millie and Meg, have lunch and then explore the town. Meg and I had been  chatting, on Twitter, for a while and when she opened up her shop, Meggie’s, I said I would pop by.  Situated at the rear of her family’s pub, The Falcon, Meggie’s is a cute gift shop filled with gifts, lifestyle and lovely local things. It’s one of those lifestyle shops that you can’t leave without seeing something which catches your eye.  For me, that day,  it was the locally handmade chocolates from Costello and Hellerstein – well it was Easter after all.  I can declare they are divine.

Meggie's, Painswick, Cotswolds

Meg from Meggie's, Painswick, Cotswolds

Gifts at Meggie's lifestyle shop in Painswick, Cotswolds

Gifts at Meggie's lifestyle shop in Painswick, Cotswolds

Gifts at Meggie's lifestyle shop in Painswick, Cotswolds

Gifts at Meggie's lifestyle shop in Painswick, Cotswolds

After catching up with Meg we headed to The Falcon which is situated opposite the church and is a rustic Cotswolds pub/ restaurant.  It was buzzing with people and I’m glad we had reserved a table ahead of our visit. We both opted for a traditional Sunday roast.

The Falcon, Painswick, Cotswolds

Sunday Lunch at The Falcon, Painswick, Cotswolds

We left the warmth of the pub and headed out to explore a bit of the town. As it was Sunday it was a little quieter but that meant we were able to easily walk around.  The main road through the town creates its own uniqueness with the beautiful Cotswolds stone.  On the opposite side of the church it is quite hilly but this provides spectacular views of the countryside.

Painswick, Cotswolds

Church in Painswick, Cotswolds

Painswick, Cotswolds

Painswick, Cotswolds

Painswick, Cotswolds

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We had such a lovely day exploring a new part of the Cotswolds and it was wonderful to finally met Meg.  We’ll definitely be re-visiting this part of the Cotswolds.

 


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