Favourite tea shops

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby fausto copy » 3 Mar 2010, 9:28pm

cycle cat wrote:You can read all their cycling magazines whilst waiting for your food

Hope that doesn't mean the service is that slow.... :roll:

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Michael R » 3 Mar 2010, 9:41pm

Braveheart wrote:Not a tea shop but a Cafe.

Star Cafe, Star Industrial Esate, Partrigde Green, West Sussex RH13 8RA. Just off the B2135. Handy for Road and Trail (on the Downs Link Route)

Open Mon–Fri 8am–2:30pm Sat 9am–1pm Sun Closed

Great all day breakfast for £5.00 - locally sourced food.

Not so favourite - again on the Downs link/A272 - Muddy Cyclists not welcome - we were asked to sit outside in the rain after we ordered our cream tea - Orchard Family Restuarant, West Grinstead. My mate Jim inadvertently got his own back as he leaned against the wall and left a huge streak of mud - perhaps why cyclists are not really welcome

Wipe your bum or get mudguards!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby fatboy » 4 Mar 2010, 8:39am

Here's a few that I know about.

Emily's tea rooms in Whitwell herts SG4 8BN. Good bike friendly place always full of cyclists, have mags that you can read and I never have to lock my bike up as they'd nick the nicer ones first!

Farroby farm SG7 5EY in Hinxworth right next to the A1 (don't overshoot as you'll be on the A1) which does fantastic food that is good value. N.B. Closed Wednesday (caught me out yesterday and it's the only one for miles around!).

From my Coast and Casltes ride I can recommend the Woodhorn Museum cafe. They stored our panniers whilst we ate lunch and there was shelter to fix my puncture! Also the Copper Kettle in Bamburgh is good (although the service was "interesting").
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Postby Lee Batchelor » 11 Mar 2010, 10:50pm

ianr1950 wrote:Jades tearooms at Newtown Linford. This kept me going for a further 30 miles.


...did you climb it or eat it?

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Smudge » 20 Mar 2010, 7:16pm

Lovely Cake at Gillys in Axminster Devon

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby robwa10 » 26 Mar 2010, 10:05am

After this Saturday's run out I feel I should mention the Beresford Tearoom in Hartington. It was a nice little tea shop with good food at good prices. We happen to sit at a table with the owner as well since it was so full and she was a lovely lady. Recommended if you're passing through.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby mrs doubtfire » 26 Apr 2010, 3:00pm

Just to mention ---Riverside Cafe ,Waterside ,Knaresborough.--really nice and clean welcoming cafe .Lovely views recently refurbished .Excellent food .Cyclists especially welcome .

Nice and homely atmosphere give it a try .

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby mrs doubtfire » 19 May 2010, 7:01pm

Just found a new tea shop .

So if you are cycling between Otley and Ilkley or Ilkley and Otley .Drop in here .


All are welcome and the views are superb .

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby fossil » 19 May 2010, 11:30pm

i can recommend the tea shop at Tebay, in Cumbria
tis i the old school house , they serve tea in proper pots with tea strainers! , comfy seat's and sofas, we didn't want to leave



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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby spanner » 26 May 2010, 3:52pm

the cafe in Biggar here in scotland
they welcome cyclists as apparently its been a cyclists cafe for years
they do a good bacon roll and coffee or full breakfast at reasonable prices
the pub across the road and down a bit does a nice lunch and also welcomes cyclists

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Nutsey » 13 Jun 2010, 11:38pm

Went to my first tea shop today. It was awesome! :mrgreen:

Chorley Old Rd, Bolton, by the fishing ponds. I actually shouted "Yes, a tea shop!" as I saw it unexpectedely.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby ferrit worrier » 22 Jun 2010, 2:22pm

Fredericks Ice cream shop 0n the A6 just at the junction with Wigan Lane Chorley nice coffe, loads of ice cream, cakes. and bike friendly
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Postby flat tyre » 9 Aug 2010, 12:59pm

There is an excellent tea with homemade cakes etc available in the Malthouse at South Harting, it's open from 3-5pm on Sundays up to 12th September.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Vorpal » 11 Aug 2010, 10:51pm

Writtle Tea Rooms

They are just off NCN1 at Writtle College. They have ample bike parking, CTC sign on the door, indoor & outdoor seating, good tea & coffee, and lovely cakes :D
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Guy951 » 19 Aug 2010, 11:32am

The Old Post Office in Southill, Beds. I've never been in there (a bit too close to home - about 3 miles) but every time I ride past there's always bikes leaning against the wall under the windows. (A pair of Mercians last time I passed).
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