Favourite tea shops

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby JohnW » 5 Jun 2016, 4:45pm

colin54 wrote: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.


+1 to all that. They were swamped in the Xmas/New Year floods, but back in business again on Friday afternoon, Saturdays and Sundays. I don't know for sure whether their bike repairs are back in business yet, but they do sell electric bikes now.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby 100%JR » 5 Jun 2016, 8:29pm

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
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!!


I/we always use it after the Strines for that reason :lol:
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby drossall » 6 Jun 2016, 9:42pm

It's nearly four decades since friends took me over that road, and I still remember it.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby 100%JR » 9 Jun 2016, 2:02pm

drossall wrote:It's nearly four decades since friends took me over that road, and I still remember it.

Most of it has been resurfaced now,for the 2014 TDF Grand Depart,so it's a fantastic,smooth,scenic but tough road 8)
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Richard A Thackeray » 9 Dec 2016, 9:59am

ibbo68 wrote:
drossall wrote:It's nearly four decades since friends took me over that road, and I still remember it.

Most of it has been resurfaced now,for the 2014 TDF Grand Depart,so it's a fantastic,smooth,scenic but tough road 8)


Not been over it, in either direction, since before the TDF

My first time over it, was on a bottom gear of 42 x 21 (south - north!)
Not fun, & I still remember that
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Dec 2016, 8:42pm

My favourite tea stop is back home after a ride, with home-made bara brith from my Welsh grandmother. To upgrade an Irish proverb: if bread and butter will not cure it, nothing will.

Original: an rud nach leigheasann im no uisge beatha, nil leigheas air.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby TBurrow » 1 Mar 2017, 2:46pm

Ooh, we were on a cycle ride along what I believe is called the tarka trail in devon, and came across Otterton Mill, and to this day that is one of the best tea shops (with the best cream tea!) I have ever been in!

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby rjb » 5 Apr 2017, 6:05pm

The cafe network app or website is a very useful resource if looking for a cafe.
http://www.cafenetwork.info/home/4591212255
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Re: RE: Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby sjs » 5 Apr 2017, 8:58pm

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
ibbo68 wrote:
drossall wrote:It's nearly four decades since friends took me over that road, and I still remember it.

Most of it has been resurfaced now,for the 2014 TDF Grand Depart,so it's a fantastic,smooth,scenic but tough road 8)


Not been over it, in either direction, since before the TDF

My first time over it, was on a bottom gear of 42 x 21 (south - north!)
Not fun, & I still remember that

Rode it on a Lejog back in 2002, on a scenic leg from Hathersage to Malham. Hilly, but I chose a pretty hilly route in general.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby drossall » 6 Apr 2017, 7:50pm

rjb wrote:The cafe network app or website is a very useful resource if looking for a cafe.
http://www.cafenetwork.info/home/4591212255

That's brilliant. I've installed it. Hope they're reading this thread.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby 100%JR » 30 Apr 2017, 2:17am

Called at Birkin Fisheries Tea Room near Knottingley,Wakefield with the CC last Sunday.
Great little bike friendly cafe in a nice location.Has enough bike racks for probably 40+ bikes.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby tod28 » 30 Apr 2017, 2:24pm

TBurrow wrote:Ooh, we were on a cycle ride along what I believe is called the tarka trail in devon, and came across Otterton Mill, and to this day that is one of the best tea shops (with the best cream tea!) I have ever been in!


If you were on the Tarka Trail in and around Braunton, Barnstaple, Bideford in North Devon then you weren't at Otterton Mill in East Devon (in Otterton on the River Otter) or vica versa!

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby 100%JR » 20 May 2017, 12:07am

Garden Rooms Cafe Braithwell,Rotherham
http://www.gardenroomcafe.co.uk/
Another good little find.Greeted with a nice cold glass of water,OK costs nothing but a nice touch!Good food/cakes,a little pricey but the grub is worth it IMO 8)
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Geoff.D » 20 May 2017, 9:17am

Timothy's Tea Room and Restaurant is inside The Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton-on-Marsh (Cotswolds). It's not particularly cheap, but the quality is good. They're welcoming of cyclists, motorcyclists, families, et al. But there's no specified cycle parking in the ample car park.

The deciding factor for me is that they have plenty of seating, including a large lounge area. So, there's no pressure to move on. I can sit with my paper for as long as I like before cycling on. Large groups can be absorbed.

A drawback is that it's about half a mile out of town on the Fosseway, which can be busy.

https://www.fossewaygardencentre.co.uk/ ... estaurant/