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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-02 13:32
Subject: Well done
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I see that a certain motorway service station has won the 2009 British Academy of Gastronomes' Grand Prix.

Those who know anything about motorway food in this country might be surprised. On the other hand, those who have visited the place in question will not be surprised at all, as Tebay Service Station is vastly better than any other such establishment anywhere else on this island.

It also has a totally dangerous shop, being one of only two places I've ever encountered Stinking Bishop.

ETA: Dangerous to my wallet, that is.
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The Uitlander
User: uitlander
Date: 2009-11-02 21:40 (UTC)
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Tebay has always been a fantastic place to stop, an unbelievable find, etc. Stinking Bishop can be readily sourced in the covered market in Oxford, and on the dodgier cheese stall in the Cambridge market. The deli round the corner from Sweeney's in Reading also does it, not that I have an unerring instinct for seeking it out at all, oh no ;-)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-03 09:43 (UTC)
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It's also available at the Bury Lane Fruit Farm Shop, just o'er the hill in Melbourn. But that shop is just as dangerous as the one at Tebay.

(Case in point: Christmas before last, I popped out to get some King Edwards and a stalk of fresh Brussels sprouts. I came back with a wallet £70+ lighter.)
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