Favourite tea shops

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The Field Kitchen (UK) Ltd,

Postby Philip Benstead » 24 Jul 2015, 6:29pm

I can recommend this place not open on Sundays

Open Monday - Saturday 08.30 - 16.30
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The Field Kitchen (UK) Ltd,
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Henley on Thames
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http://www.thefieldkitchen.co.uk/
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby colin54 » 1 Aug 2015, 7:14am

I went to Hebden Bridge yesterday and went in the Bicycle Den ,it's situated on the canal about a couple of hundred yards from the overcrowded centre of Hebden Bridge

it's a nice quiet place to sit and relax.

http://www.thebicycleden.co.uk/coffee-lounge/4590091472

https://www.facebook.com/TheBicycleDen

It's a cafe that does bike repairs,hire and sales, always a friendly welcome here and the tropical cake is excellent !

They support the charity 88 bikes.

http://88bikes.org/

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Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

A beautiful bit of towpath to ride along as well.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Flite » 22 Sep 2015, 1:55pm

Langwathby Station Cafe is open under new management.

They opened just in time for the CTC Birthday rides based near Penrith!
They serve all the basics plus an interesting range of more unusual food - especially veggie options. Also good coffee, range of herb teas etc.
So far, after several visits for everything from a quick cuppa to a full meal, I'm impressed.

No longer called "Brief Encounter" and feels brighter and more cheerful than before, having reduced the more dreary railway nostalgia.
Still some historic photos, but also some more modern stuff - look out for the very modern cyclist picture in the left hand room.
Plenty of places to leave your bike in view.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby fatboy » 27 Sep 2015, 12:26pm

Just bemoaning not being in my usual Sunday haunt (Emily's at Whitwell near Hitchin) when I bumped into the owners at the London Eurostar terminal and they even recognised me in civies!
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby loch eck steve » 8 Oct 2015, 2:00pm

Shiela's diner near Dunoon , good home cooked food and open 7 days a week in summer/Autumn.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby drossall » 8 Oct 2015, 10:51pm

Have we mentioned the Waterfront Cafe by the Thames at Benson? Last Saturday's Audax used it as a control. Sitting by the Thames in the sun is one of the best places for lunch I know.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby becontreewheelerslad » 20 Feb 2016, 9:06pm

There's a new tea shop at Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, Princess Margaret Rd, Tilbury RM18 8PB
www.coalhousefort.co.uk/

Excellent toasted tea cakes and a proper coffee machine.

You can get to it very easily from the The Thames path which links back to Tilbury Fort

(As a matter of interest both forts are worth a visit)

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Vorpal » 20 Feb 2016, 11:21pm

becontreewheelerslad wrote:There's a new tea shop at Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury, Princess Margaret Rd, Tilbury RM18 8PB
http://www.coalhousefort.co.uk/

Excellent toasted tea cakes and a proper coffee machine.

You can get to it very easily from the The Thames path which links back to Tilbury Fort

(As a matter of interest both forts are worth a visit)

I like the forts. Have they put in any cycle parking? We used to lock our bikes up to fences.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby al_yrpal » 21 Feb 2016, 12:20am

drossall wrote:Have we mentioned the Waterfront Cafe by the Thames at Benson? Last Saturday's Audax used it as a control. Sitting by the Thames in the sun is one of the best places for lunch I know.


That is a favourite ride destination around here.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby LollyKat » 12 Mar 2016, 12:35pm

My favourite cafe - the Wee Blether Tea Room at Kinlochard, near Aberfoyle. Wonderful food with generous helpings, including gluten-free and veggie, stunning location on shore of Loch Ard, bike parking, friendly helpful staff. Open daily April-October, 10am-5pm.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby cycleruk » 12 Mar 2016, 1:19pm

al_yrpal wrote:
drossall wrote:Have we mentioned the Waterfront Cafe by the Thames at Benson? Last Saturday's Audax used it as a control. Sitting by the Thames in the sun is one of the best places for lunch I know.

That is a favourite ride destination around here.
Al

Has it changed hands recently.
I was not impressed when we were there about 5 years (?) back.
Nice location though.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Sweep » 12 Mar 2016, 3:44pm

al_yrpal wrote:
drossall wrote:Have we mentioned the Waterfront Cafe by the Thames at Benson? Last Saturday's Audax used it as a control. Sitting by the Thames in the sun is one of the best places for lunch I know.


That is a favourite ride destination around here.

Al


Followed that link al

Oo, bistro :)
I do hope they don't serve vertical food or snacks/meals described with lots of verbs :)
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby bromptonrail » 8 May 2016, 1:54pm

If you are in York, perhaps on the Trans Pennine Trail, or NCN Route 66, or just tootling around, the new Cafe at Cycle Heaven's brand new cycling emporium on Hospital Fields Road is well worth a visit. Excellent cakes and drinks, a splendid full English Breakfast (via veggie alternatives). Secure bike parking at the workshop end of the huge two storey shop. Cycle Heaven stock a very wide range of bikes (Gazelles through lightweight touring and road machines to children's bikes and trailers) and accessories, as well as workshop. Be aware that your visit might cost you more than a cup of tea and cake!!

Follow riverside paths south of York City Centre (either east or west side) to the Millenium Bridge.If your on the west side (NCN 65 TPT - York & Selby path), cross the bridge, bear left and NCN 66 is opposite - pass through barrier, up hill 200m, next left and Cycle Heaven is on your right in a large imposing brick building. If your on east side of river look for NCN 66 (University) sign on left just before the bridge with a chicane type barrier and as above.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby 100%JR » 2 Jun 2016, 9:49am

Bank View Cafe-Langsett,Sheffield.

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AKA The Spotty Cafe after it's KOM paint job for the 2014 TDF Grand Depart this great little place is right on the edge of the Peak District and situated close to some of the best Road and MTB trails in the area 8)

The food is good(Breakfast portions are HUGE) but it does get very busy at weekends!
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Postby Richard A Thackeray » 5 Jun 2016, 1:28pm

ibbo68 wrote:Bank View Cafe-Langsett,Sheffield.

The food is good(Breakfast portions are HUGE) but it does get very busy at weekends!


Just don't eat lots, then head straight over, then southwards over The Strines (Mortimer Road'), or you'll taste it more than once!!
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