The Anonymous Widower


After reading the Wikipedia entry for Crewe, I was apprehensive, as it is not complimentary and quotes Bill Bryson as saying it isw the armpit of Cheshire.

But I also have had the other view from the late MP for Crewe; Gwyneth Dunwoody, who used to be my next door neighbour.  She was the sort, that if you went to borrow some sugar, you didn’t return until after several stiff drinks.

Even last week at Crystal Palace, a fellow Ipswich fan had said that he’d enjoyed a couple of trips to the town to see Ipswich.

The Crewe Arms Hotel, Crewe

I stayed in the Crewe Arms by the station, which is typical of many station hotels all over the UK. It has mahogany panelling, deep red carpets and brown leather sofas.  One unexpected thing it has is free and high-speed wi-fi. It definitely didn’t have that in 1880 when it opened.

I slept reasonably well too, as the bed was comfortable. The room was very clean with a bathroom that looks like it had been refurbished in the last year or so.

In the morning, I skipped breakfast because I ate well the previous night, but the coffee I had in a proper china pot was of a high standard.

I would certainly stay there again, if I went back to the football at Crewe.

The town centre was fairly clean with a lot of flowers and had most of the usual names.

Shopping Centre, Crewe

But the highglight last night was an excellent Indian meal in the Passage to India.

Passage To India, Crewe

The building was best desribed as clean, smart and comfortable, the staff were polite and professional and I give the food at least five bricks in honour of Brick Lane, where C and I had one of our most memorable Indian meals together. How about this for a seious shami kebab.

A Serious Shami Kebab

August 24, 2010 - Posted by | Food, Sport, Transport | , ,

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