Favourite tea shops

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby fausto copy » 24 Jun 2017, 4:31pm

Don't know if this one has been recommended before, but we've called in twice recently and had superb meals there.

The cafe is called "Bean on a Bike" and it's located within "County Cycles" large showroom and shop in Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire.
It's in the business park at the eastern end, towards 3A's Caravans.

The food is all home-made and mostly veggie but there will be a few meat-based items for us carnivores, although I've thoroughly enjoyed the veggie stuff and feel as if I'm being converted to "the dark side". :shock:

The ladies in there, especially the owner, are so friendly and helpful.
She had home-made lemonade the other day, which was so refreshing in the heatwave.
Her coffees are top notch too.

And you can also ogle the gorgeous road bikes while in there.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby kellyon » 26 Jun 2017, 3:03pm

One of my fav places are The Corn Dolly - South Molton.
Food always very good and reasonably priced, it has great service, fantastic tea and the size of the slices of cake you get has to be seen to be believed, truly epic :wink:

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Richard A Thackeray » 6 Jul 2017, 8:43pm

ibbo68 wrote: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.



Go there, at times, with Wakefield Triathlon Club

Squires, a bit further up the 'Tadcaster TurnPike' has now started selling proper cake, not just pre-packaged flapjack, etc...

I had 'Sticky Chocolate Orange Cake' recently, & it was good........................


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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby hjd10 » 9 Jul 2017, 7:48pm

I recently tried the Post Office at Wray in Lancashire and although its very small the service and prices were fantastic a slice of cake was £1. :D

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby cycleruk » 9 Jul 2017, 8:30pm

hjd10 wrote:I recently tried the Post Office at Wray in Lancashire and although its very small the service and prices were fantastic a slice of cake was £1. :D

Around the corner from the P.O. is Bridge House Farm Tearooms. Prices are a bit more but good food.
There is also the Post Office at Hornby about 1.25 miles away.
http://www.stayinthelunevalley.co.uk/?H ... _Tea_Rooms
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby echolalia » 23 Jul 2017, 11:00pm

Tea at Maria's just outside Radcliffe, Notts on the A59 - ignore the A59 - this cafe served me the most amazing pot of tea I have ever had in my short existence. Bone china cup, pot, jug of milk AND JUG OF HOT WATER TO TOP UP POT!!!!

Thank you to both the friendly women in there.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby rmurphy195 » 2 Aug 2017, 6:32pm

Recentlymet my son at Gorilla's cafe Kings Heath, Birmingham. Offer of a lock if I needed it, nice coffee and cracking toast!
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Si » 3 Aug 2017, 10:13am

rmurphy195 wrote:Recentlymet my son at Gorilla's cafe Kings Heath, Birmingham. Offer of a lock if I needed it, nice coffee and cracking toast!


You should try the green cake! No idea what it is but it's lovely.

Would also recommend these guys, not just because of the quality of the cafe but because the bike shop side of it has really got involved with our community cycling stuff. James the owner is a top chap!

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Flite » 28 Nov 2017, 2:53pm

Relatively new tearoom, The Boat Shack, overlooking Derwent Reservoir (that's the Durham Derwent).
Next to Pow Hill Country Park, on the Edmundbyers to Blanchland road.
Very welcoming, super views, pretty safe for bikes.
Limited menu - soup, sandwiches, paninis, cakes, etc, but we had a bit of everything and it was good (esp the Toffee Cake!!)
Closed Mon and Tues. Roast lunches on Sunday, 12.00 - 3.00

For youngsters/less confident, there is a multi-use path about 5 miles round the reservoir, from Pow Hill car park over the dam to Millshields in Northumberland, and 5 miles back.
Public toilets at the dam and Millshields, but not at Pow Hill

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby JohnW » 5 Feb 2018, 9:55pm

cycleruk wrote:...............There is also the Post Office at Hornby about 1.25 miles away.

That's true - but the prices may put you off a second visit...........certainly did me.
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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby 100%JR » 23 Feb 2018, 3:20pm

The Chalet,Portinscale,Keswick.
Large,Cycling friendly cafe.Plenty of space to park/lock bikes but has large windows if you don’t carry a lock.Also plenty of outside seating.

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby Audax67 » 6 Mar 2018, 10:55am

Showing remarkable fortitude, I rode straight past two of my favourites yesterday.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Tea Shops and B&B

Postby Spike1964 » 4 Apr 2018, 9:27pm

Hi guys my first time on here. I am doing the UK's ten toughest climbs, thought I'd share a little gem I found. I did the Buscombe Lane, Woodmancote Cheltenham climb Monday. Last minute decision and found a cracking B&B just up the road, Gambles Lane Farm, accommodation, people and food great. Reasonable prices too. Incredibly they say they don't get many cyclist. The area is lovely with some challenging lumps. If you're that way try it.
Regards John

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Re: Favourite tea shops

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Apr 2018, 5:16am

Audax67 wrote:Showing remarkable fortitude, I rode straight past two of my favourites yesterday.

Is this statement incomplete? I bet you stopped at the third favourite (one of my favourite words) :wink:
Cycling - of course, but it is far better on a Gillott..alternative facts welcome

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Re: Tea Shops and B&B

Postby pwa » 14 Apr 2018, 6:15pm

Spike1964 wrote:Hi guys my first time on here. I am doing the UK's ten toughest climbs, thought I'd share a little gem I found. I did the Buscombe Lane, Woodmancote Cheltenham climb Monday. Last minute decision and found a cracking B&B just up the road, Gambles Lane Farm, accommodation, people and food great. Reasonable prices too. Incredibly they say they don't get many cyclist. The area is lovely with some challenging lumps. If you're that way try it.
Regards John


Quite a few audaxes take in that area. I did that climb on an audax. It is a bit chewy. Hope you are also doing the Devil's Staircase in mid Wales, from the Abergwesyn side. That is a real tester.