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    Route 44 - now Bringsty Cafe

    As previously reported - very much open and trading after a bit of a re-fit.

    Half way up the hill to Bringty Common on the A44. Postcode for SatNav users: WR6 5UJ

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    Does anyone know,Is Ma Larkins cafe just outside Chipping Norton still closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreck diver View Post
    Does anyone know,Is Ma Larkins cafe just outside Chipping Norton still closed?
    Yes. I passed it on Friday and Saturday and still well and truly shut

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    Ok thanks for that.
    I cant believe that someone hasnt taken it on yet

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    http://www.stratfordarmouries.co.uk/

    Stratford Armouies

    Just outside Stratford upon Avon in a place called Pathlow. Not a greasy spoon, but nice place to kick your heals inside or out. Lots of armour, guns, cannons, swords etc.. boy's toys. Coffee's not bad either.
    Last edited by larry123; 26-01-11 at 14:40. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreck diver View Post
    Does anyone know,Is Ma Larkins cafe just outside Chipping Norton still closed?
    I heard today that Ma Larkins is not going to re open as a cafe ,but going to be a used car showroom
    Shame it was a good cafe.

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    Chipping Norton Cafe

    Hi We use to enjoy Ma Larkins, however we found a very good alternative in town,i have been there many times, i'm not sure about the name, may be Mill Cafe! just off the Burford Road,they are always pleased to see us, especially in the Winter. May be going there this Sunday, so will confirm name

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    Chipping Norton Cafe

    TheMill Cafe, full Breakfast with a Latte £9.50,well staffed,good food must go in the afternoon as the Cakes look umm!

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    The Raven Cafe on the A41 near Whitchurch.

    Very good food and all bikers welcome. Usually on a Sunday morning you can't move for bikes, owners and anyone else passing.

    They do a Sunday roast if you want to take your nearest and dearest out for lunch too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleycam View Post
    Ma Larkins, Chipping Norton

    Paid a visit there yesterday, freezing cold, really looking forward to a brew.... but it was CLOSED and looked as though it had been for some time, no furniture inside but all the signs are still up. One to watch in case it re-opens
    It's reopening as a car sales place.

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    Chaps,

    I'm never sure whether Gloucestershire is South West or West Mids?

    Anyway, as motorcyclists we are often looking for a place to stop, have a cuppa, & often a bacon roll, or similar.

    If you haven't been there already, you might like to investigate the Stables cafe at Saul Junction, south of Gloucester.

    http://www.thestablescafe.co.uk/

    It's owned by a young couple, Mitch & Carla, & they are certainly not afraid of hard work, as the photos of the restoration on the website will confirm.

    They've had some bad luck lately. December wasn't exactly busy, if you remember all that snow, & then in January they closed & spent several weeks re-decorating the premises, ready for the new season.

    Unfortunately, just as the season started, they suffered a fire. They were lucky that thanks to prompt Fire Service action it didn't burn to the ground, but all their hard work redecorating was undone with smoke damage. Their insurance company was also slow in responding, so they will have lost the best part of a month.

    However, they are a resourceful & cheerful pair, & are open again, so if in the coming weeks you fancy a cuppa, at a cafe in a lovely location, then make your way down to Saul Junction, & tell them "BikeSafe" sent you !

    Regards,

    Pc 520 Martyn HILLIER.
    BikeSafe Co-ordinator,
    Gloucestershire Constabulary,
    Operations Centre,
    Bamfurlong Lane,
    Cheltenham,
    GL51 6SQ
    Tel Direct (01242) 24 7030

    E-mail Martyn.Hillier@Gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

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    Try Mels' Cafe on the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road at Fromes Hill. Food is pretty good and Mel herself is worth the visit alone!!!!!!!
    Theres also a bike shop and Army Navy outdoor shop on the same site.

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    Bikers Cafe

    Excellent Cafe in the middle bit of England,
    Long Itch Cafe (Buttyrun.com) CV47 9QL,big breakfast with mug of very good coffee £5.85,quick service, pleasant staff.

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    I think you'll find that the Long Itch is www.butty-run.com

    Been to The Stables at Saul a couple of times now. Cracking venue and great food

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    50's American Diner

    Been to many of the cafes mentioned in this thread. Thought I'd add a couple more:

    On the A45 between Dunchurch and Daventry is a village called Willoughby. There is a cracking little cafe in the village, the post code is CV23 8BL.

    Another favourite of mine is the 50's American Diner just outside Swadlincote
    http://www.the50samericandiner.com/
    It's not always open, and is a "destination" cafe. I wasn't around in the 50's, but friends who were love it! The web site shows opening times and a nice little video.

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    THE HONEY CAFE, Talgarth

    Now here's a little cracker. I'd love to lay claim to discovering it but it comes courtesy of the Hereford and Worcester IAM guys.

    If the weather is good you can sit out in the sun in the morning, or inside if you prefer. Wherever you choose, the welcome is warm and the menu accommodating for most tastes. Great breakfasts!

    Enjoy!

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