A Valentines Night At The Apple Tree Inn!

Hey everyone!

So, Valentines Day. I often find it’s one of those national recognised days that people either love, hate or just let pass without realising it even happened. Jake and I enjoy it but I can’t say we ever give in to the clear money grabbing campaigns that a lot of companies launch around it. We stick to a tiny present budget and plan an activity where we can spend some quality time together whether it be a movie night with pizza or some cocktails on the waterfront.

As I mentioned in my recent post about our Afternoon Tea at Browns, we haven’t been able to do all that much recently due to my health and money. January is usually a super skint month for everyone and we’re saving for a holiday too. We decided to book a cute budget B&B in Glastonbury to spend some time just the two of us for a night. Our last getaway was Amsterdam in September which seems like a lifetime away now and it’s always nice to have some new surroundings and explore when you can. We’d much rather spend our money making some lovely memories together over cheesy teddies and flowers that will be dead in a few days (although don’t get me wrong, I do love flowers).

Apple Tree Inn didn’t allow check-in until 3pm so rather than hit possible afternoon traffic, we decided to pop down to Clarks Village for a browse in the early afternoon. Neither of us had visited in years and seeing as they had beauty outlets and a Cadburys shop, we couldn’t say no! We spent a good two hours browsing the shops and all we came out with were bags of Lindt and Cadburys chocolate, Bomb Cosmetics blasters and some Yankee Candle wax melts. Neither Jake or I are that into big brands, I personally find a lot of the clothes quite mundane and way overpriced (even at outlet prices) but nevertheless it was a lovely afternoon.

We then drove up to Apple Tree Inn with the help of trusty Google Maps, only 18 minutes away from Clarks which was great. It’s located on an A road so it was super easy to find. We were greeted very warmly and shown the fire exits and to our overly adorable room. The bed was a classic French Rococo which is exactly the same as mine but in silver. Although this room had the matching side tables which I, do not… The room offered an ensuite bathroom, a tv, free wifi, dressing gowns, a mini fridge, a kettle with coffee, tea and milk and the bit we were super excited for, FREE BREAKFAST.

If you know anything about me and my fatigue, you’ll know what happened next. Of course we napped. After watching Tipping Point and Pointless (we’re secretly an old couple), we headed downstairs to the cute, homely pub to see what food they had. We knew they offered a lot of local and fresh produce, situated right by quite a few farms. I opted for the falafel and halloumi burger with “rustic chips” and Jake wanted the steak and ale pie which unfortunately they’d ran out of so he had the cod and chips instead.

The food was super tasty and perfectly cooked and the barman was so happy and friendly. He kept coming over to check if we were enjoying our meal or if we wanted more drinks which was really lovely. After chatting the night away accompanied by beer for Jake and soft drinks for me, we went back to the room to get comfy and settle in for the night.

We requested breakfast at 10am so we headed down to the pub for that time the next day greeted by pastries, cereal and juice laid out. We then got asked if we wanted the chef to cook us anything so Jake had a full English breakfast and I had a sausage sandwich. The sausages were obviously locally made and so full of flavour so it was apparent they were fresh. We were told we could take our time checking out and ended up leaving an hour later than what the website had said which was really nice of them and gave us some time to let our food go down.

After a little stop off on Glastonbury High Street for a snoop in the witchy shops, we headed back to Bristol. I found a teeny little green skull crystal pendant that I decided to treat myself to. I am SO excited to find a nice silver chain for it to go on and to have a cute little souvenir from the trip that isn’t edible or able to melt… We had such a wonderful stay and are already talking about going back again as soon as we can. It is so wonderful to just get away for a night for a change of scenery sometimes.

Have you been on any little road trips recently? Where has been your favourite?

’Til Next Time,

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Hayley Beth says:

    That sounds like a lovely trip! Last place I went to was Caerleon just outside of Newport for Christmas with my best friends family!


  2. Siyana says:

    Seems like you two had an amazing experience! How sweet ^^

  3. Sounds like a lovely trip for you. I love your hair colour it’s fab 😎😎

  4. Madi Dearson says:

    That room looks so cute – and you two are sweet:) It’s so much fun to get away for a little bit. My last trip was to London, and before that the hubby and I celebrated his BD in a little boutique hotel that had an indoor heated pool just for our room- I fear it’s spoiled us for future vacations.

  5. Lizzie Bee says:

    Awh, what a lovely getaway! I am having serious envy right now looking at the decor – despite having only just bought a new bed! I’m so glad you had a lovely time.

    Myself and my other half haven’t been on a road trip recently, but we’re hoping to squeeze more in this year! I’d love to go to Edinburgh.

  6. Gabrielle says:

    This sounds like a lovely little trip! Aaron and I haven’t really done short getaways before and as we’re saving everything for our wedding/honeymoon , I’ll be daydreaming of sunny Bali for the next couple of months! And yes about outlet prices still being expensive!! Love this post Alice! ❤️

  7. Sophie says:

    It sounds like you had an incredible time! That bed looks amazing 😍


  8. Sophie says:

    Looks like you had the best time! It looks beautiful and I love the look of that bed! I wish I was a little closer so I could check it out – https://sophiehearts.net x

  9. Sounds like you had such a lovely stay at the apple tree inn! that giant bed! I might convince my boyfriend to go visit the area! xx corinne

  10. jenny rose says:

    This place looks perfect for Valentines! I’d looove to go and explore the witchy shops in Glastonbury – fab post!
    jenny x | http://www.jennyrosee.com

  11. Izzy says:

    So cute! Love that room, have to say I’m someone who lets it pass without noticing, I kept remembering it was valentines day when I saw people out with bunches of flowers like “oh that’s cute!”. Glad you had a good time <3

    The Quirky Queer

  12. Millie says:

    I saw the pictures from your stay on Instagram – your room looks amazing!

    xo Millie

  13. Ah this place looks super cute! I’m dying for a weekend away somewhere – it’s always nicer to go when the weather is lovely too 🙂 I don’t actually think I’ve ever been to Glastonbury.. But I could be wrong!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  14. This sounds so incredibly lovely. I really must do some little trips this year.. I never get away. What you bought sounds so cute too! I love to treat myself (when money allows anyway) Great post!

    Siobhan x

  15. Ronnie says:

    Sounds like you two had a really lovely trip away! xx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      It was so lush! So nice to have a little break 🙂 Xx

  16. Sounds like you had a great trip, look how stunning that bed is !! Very jealous ! x

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      We really did! It’s lush isn’t it 🙂 X

  17. This post was so lovely I got nothing but lovely warm fuzzy vibes from it, the hotel you stayed at looks incredible and that bed frame is glorious! I’m so glad you had a great time! X

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww thanks Hayley 🙂 we had such a lush time!! Xx

  18. Meg says:

    Aw! you cuties. Looks like you had a lush time xxx

    1. blacktulipbeauty says:

      We really did! I’m so excited to go away again 🙂 Xx

  19. Alice says:

    I totally agree with you, it’s much nicer to do something that’s making memories and gaining experiences rather than just cheesy teddies and stuff. This place sounds super lovely and the service sounds amazing! I’d love to stay here purely based on that – I’m glad you both had such a lovely time x

    Alice | http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

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