We waited outside Wetherspoons for it to open for breakfast. Fifteen minutes later dad discovered that we were waiting at the wrong entrance. I think the entrance we were waiting at only opens for dinner; it was in a side street anyway, so it didn’t seem right. Wetherspoons was part of the same chain as the pub beside the Travelodge in York. Dad got a traditional breakfast (fried egg, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, black pudding, half a tomato, baked beans) and A2 and I shared a vegetarian breakfast (2...

We had dinner at The Slug and Lettuce, not far from the hotel. Mum had chicken and mushroom risotto with garlic bread (5.75). The chicken was given as pieces rather than mixed in. Dad ordered grilled Italian-style chicken with roast vegetables (₤8.95) and I had a British steak and mushroom pie with chips and beans (₤8.95). The risotto was nice, although there was a lot of cheese in it. The pie was like a cottage pie with the pastry only covering the top. It was a bit too...

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