Day trip to Burscough – Carboot Sale and lunch at Hop and Vine

Today we have been off on a day trip to Burscough in Lancashire, we started off with a late arrival to the car boot sale at Pippin Street. We didn’t get up too early, so Dave, Georgie and me only picked my dad up at nearly half nine, um late as usual as we had told him 9am!

The car boot sale went really well for Georgie! She had only got to about stall number two, when she found a woman selling Minecraft figures. She had the Minecraft  Steve Survivor Set boxed and then some other sets loose. Georgie had a good look through and decided to buy these ones, both for £5 (The enderman one had his block and mushroom). Well she was going to buy them, but my dad decided to treat her, so she did really well :).


A little while later Georgie spied some nail varnishes because she has been wanting a bright green one (Minecraft again!) and there was a set of 4 Barry M Varnishes packaged together for £4 (Black, Berry Cosmo, Spring Green and Gelly Pomegranate). Then even more excitingly a lovely rose pink Chanel varnish for £3 in perfect condition. As we bought all of them, the seller threw in a Yankee Candle Peony Petal Wax Melt.


I liked this swan planter for 50p 🙂



Hop and Vine

Hop and vine

Photo by Lancashire Life magazine

We booked to go here last weekend, because we had decided to go to the car boot sale in the morning. We had looked on trip advisor and seen the pub had good reviews so thought it was worth trying out.

We were so glad we did, the ambience, food and service were all wonderful. It was so warm and welcoming, we got this little four person booth that was perfect for us. All the staff were nice and were prompt, friendly and efficient.

The food was fantastic. We shared garlic bread, and bread with dips to start. The bread came with hummus, sun dried tomatos, different oils, balsamic, olives, and some spreadable lurpak; so nice!


There isn’t a children’s menu, instead kids pick off the main menu and they send a smaller portion. Georgie’s chicken roast dinner was a chicken breast instead of a half chicken and was brill:


I picked the stuffed chicken, my dad a burger and Dave sticky chilli beef salad (which came with chips). Everything was wonderful and clearly freshly made on the premises. Dave and my dad loved all the cask ales which included the Burscough Brewery particularly the Mere Blonde. It was a totally successful visit and we are definitely going to go back!



Finally we had to stop at Booths whilst there was one in the Neighbourhood. With all the are we in are we out madness re the EU, I’ve been thinking about the importance of supporting local producers, so with the exception of one Icelandic beer, we had a all produced in Britain shopping spree 🙂

I’m going to think about this some more, but food miles have to be an issue and it was great to see them selling local freshly picked strawberries.

Until next time x



  1. 26th June 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Gorgeous food and a fab day out! We love Booths and I agree with you about the food miles!

  2. 2nd July 2016 / 4:54 pm

    It was lovely San. I have been thinking about British things a lot. What is surprising though, is when you start looking, so much is imported or non British owned! x

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