The next day, with the weather just as just right on the return trip, we stopped off in Nailsworth (near Stroud) which, so far as it was possible to tell on a sunday with nearly everywhere closed, was delightful. Continuing the food theme, we decided to take an early lunch there at the Canteen, which seemed ridiculously busy compared to everywhere else and with touches of perfection (especially after our cream tea yesterday - lovely cream tea but not a fun place to be). After winding round several corners there was a little courtyard tucked in between tall mill buildings;
Then we drove through Gloucester. Could've, should've stopped for the quays and the cathedral, both looked well worth it even driving by, but by then we were travelling - saving those for next time. A meander through tracts of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, marked by mistletoe, the Severn, the Malverns just out of reach, orchards, then it was back on the motorway for the rest of the afternoon. Weekend over.