The Doors of Mowsley

A stop in South Leicestershire village of Mowsley and Sunday Lunch in the local. 



This 500 year old village has a population of just over 300.  It boasts a terrific pub …. The Staff of Life, where we found a wood fire in the fire place, an older gentleman in a chair by the fire and a handful of fellas leaning on the bar with their pints … and some very fine food. 


And in Mowsley, of course, there are lots of very pretty Doors …




Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.

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31 thoughts on “The Doors of Mowsley

  1. Joanne Sisco May 5, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Oh my – what a choice today! There is the first one with that fabulous roof, or the green door with the little plaque on the side which I want to believe says “Bubblestone”, or the following one with the trike parked out front. Mowsley is a winner! πŸ™‚

    • JanetRimmington May 5, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      I think that door plaque reads “Cobblestones”. Silly me for not capturing the whole thing. I loved that trike, too!!! So perfect.

      • Joanne Sisco May 6, 2017 / 12:34 pm

        I assumed it said cobblestones, but bubblestones was the first thing that came to mind. It would make an awesome name and made me smile πŸ™‚

      • JanetRimmington May 6, 2017 / 9:43 pm

        It WOULD!!! And, you never know! It might be!

  2. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread May 5, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    A variety of handsome doors that makes one take notice not only of the colors but the styles. It also makes me want to book a trip. πŸ™‚

    • JanetRimmington May 5, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Interestingly, the name “Mowsley” means “mouse infested field”! Which, put with these charming buildings, makes me think of a theme for a children’s book. Lots of very pretty gardens and inspiring garden centres to see. It’s the perfect inspiration to get started on this years’ garden at home. 😁

  3. pierrmorgan May 5, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Beautiful doors, for sure, but I’m mesmerized by that thatched roof!

  4. Amy May 5, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Beautiful photos of this lovely town! πŸ™‚

  5. Norm 2.0 May 5, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    These are lovely! I’m kinda partial to that last lavender one. What a delightful place πŸ™‚

  6. jesh stg May 6, 2017 / 2:29 am

    Love the red door with the side panels/windows of stained glass. But even more the roof in your second capture. So much character!

      • jesh stg May 6, 2017 / 7:37 pm

        Went to your blog and saw the Shelburne barns you posted in Nov. Wow, you already participated since last year – somehow I missed your posts! Those barns were like regular buildings! Got to say, it looks like the North of the USA has all the beautiful brick buildings I miss in California (am Dutch, so raised with red brick:):))

      • JanetRimmington May 6, 2017 / 9:55 pm

        That part of Vermont is really beautiful! I recommend a visit if you can.

      • jesh stg May 6, 2017 / 10:02 pm

        I would like to explore the whole North. part of the USA as well as Canada, but doubt if I ever get to it, since my son lives in Europe (Holland right now).

      • JanetRimmington May 7, 2017 / 12:18 pm

        Ahhhhh. But we are a stop along the way to Europe. πŸ˜‰. Last stop before hopping across the pond. Anyway it’s one to add to your list.

  7. conspicari May 8, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Lovely set of doors, brought back memories of good beer at the staff of life. :>)

  8. Julie@frogpondfarm May 9, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Sunday lunch in the local sounds like fun! I always enjoyed my visits to English pubs. Great doors πŸ˜ƒ

  9. circadianreflections May 11, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Loved the open doors to the pub/restaurant, the brick house and the Green door, but wow, the periwinkle door at the end was lovely! The atmosphere for lunch sounded great! Reserve us a table by the fire. πŸ™‚
    Great series this week!

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