Bishops Storford in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... about the shops? Most of the usual generic chain stores appear to be here, and most of these are conveniently located along the winding main street. We didn't see any "curiosity shops" by which I mean shops which are actually interesting- old record stores, second-hand bookshops and the like. A shame really- it would have added much to the character of the place. THE PUBS We only visited one pub properly, the Boars Head, but this was well worth the effort. This is a rambling old Tudor (I think) listed building, wih all the usual incorrect angles, oddly-arranged beams, wonky ceilings and dodgy floors that make those places so pl... more
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by - written on 30/09/07 (Very useful, 84 readings)
We decided to visit Bishops Stortford initially because, well, it's not *too* far away and because we just wanted to find out more about the place. Anyway, this is a review of that town... Bishops Stortford is a very old town where chain stores nestle uneasily amongst ancient old buildings. The walk from the station takes a little while, and takes you past a big multiplex cinema and bowling alley which is one of the major attractions of the place. THE HISTORY It's a *very* old town. Bishops Stortford took its name from the ford (i.e the bridge) over the river Stort. The town is mentioned in the Doomsday book (although not as its current ... Read the complete review
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