I don't know how many times we have passed through Hillmorton or have just moored overnight but as we are staying for a couple of nights this time, really do not want to be in Rugby for bonfire weekend, we decided to actually wander about a bit.
The church is next to the locks but, as in so many cases nowadays, it was locked so we couldn't explore it. A shame because it looked quite interesting.
We then wandered under the railway bridge and into Hillmorton itself, it seems to consist of nothing but housing estates but nestling in their midst was a sight to gladden the heart, well one has to investigate and I am delighted to report it had a selection of real ales, including Adnams Bitter, Wells Bombardier and Black Sheep, which proved to be in excellent condition. The sandwiches were o.k. as well. We also found a corner shop and the pub landlord assured us there is a Co-op nearby, just goes to show, you never know what you may be missing.