Out And About Bistro Dining

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Alby Crafts & Gardens Tea Room & Bistro
Discover Alby Crafts & Gardens this summer. Our tea room and bistro serves morning coffee, afternoon tea, fabulous cakes, light lunches, Sunday roasts and hosts Pizza Night on a Friday evening. Our 4 acre plant-lovers' gardens are packed with unusual trees, shrubs and perennials, with three ponds and a variety of sculpture to enjoy. There are ten additional creative businesses at Alby Crafts & Gardens, working from studios and galleries in the Upper and Lower Courtyards. You will be able to find pottery, print, paintings, jewellery, glass, textiles and wood by over 50 different local artists and craftspeople across the various galleries.

Tea Room: 01263 761652


Ali Taj
Tandoori & Balti Restaurant
Finest Bangla Cuisine
Fully Licensed & Air Conditioned
Open 7 Days a Week

Telephone 01353 720914 / 724083
18 Churchgate Street, Soham, Ely, Cambs CB7 5DS
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Cavendish Antiques & Tea Rooms
The Green, Cavendish, Suffolk, CB10 8BB
Tel: 07710 282329

Two floors of fine Antique Furniture, Artwork, Collectables, Jewellery & Lighting with the added advantage of speciality Teas, filtered Coffee, scrumptious Cakes & other Refreshments plus Vintage Music and easy chat!!

Normal Opening Hours:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm
Mondays - 2.30pm - 5pm.
Any other time - by Appointment Tel: 07710 282329
The Old Forge Shop, The Green, Cavendish, Suffolk CO10 8BB
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Please Note: We are usually open every Sunday from the end of March to September inclusive. From October until March of each year we open Friday, Saturday and Monday as per usual. AND on the First Sunday of each Month (from 11am - 5pm) which includes our "first-Sunday-of-the-Month Free Valuations & Appraisals" day when in addition to enjoying the refreshments and other delights on offer at Cavendish Antiques & Tea Rooms you can also bring your valuables and treasured possessions along for a free valuation
and/or appraisal - ​no appointment necessary!

The Cutter Riverside Pub and Restaurant Ely
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01353 662 713

Ann Jarman set up the restaurant in 1968 aiming to produce farm house dishes using local, seasonal ingredients and recipes; a concept which is commonplace now, but was relatively unusual forty years ago. The restaurant has maintained the feeling of a family home rather than that of a commercial business. The walled garden is stocked with old English fruit trees and roses, as well as herbs used in the cooking.

Telephone: 01353 662582Email | Website

Ta Bouche in Ely offers homemade burgers and pizzas
alongside salads and seasonal daily specials, as well as
barista coffees and a large cocktail and wine list.
Dine inside (60 covers) or outside (100 covers) with
wonderful views overlooking the river.
Reservations for large bookings or private hire available.

Ta Bouche, Riverside Walk, Ship Lane, Ely, CB7 4BB
Tel: 01353 666699
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Located in The Norwich Lanes, number 17 Lower Goat Lane
Moorish Falafel Bar is a cafe set in the heart of the Norwich Lanes, specialising in vegetarian and vegan nosh with falafel being the main attraction.

Samia King, founder and owner of Moorish has a passion for healthy eating and Middle Eastern cuisine and strives to provide Norwich with an alternative lunch time treat. Bursting with flavour and vibrant colour, our home-made salads, dips, soups and vegan cakes will be sure to excite your taste buds.

01603 622250
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We are a small family run tearoom in the heart of Saffron Walden. We serve afternoon tea, cream teas, homemade cakes
and light lunches. We pride ourselves on our customer
service and excellent children's menu.

Bring you little ones along and they can enjoy our afternoon tea with a drink in their very own teapot! We also have a selection of toys to play with. Come along for a visit and enjoy yourself
in our perfectly quaint tearoom.

Tea amo
5 Cross Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1EX
Telephone 01799 529 102


The Barley Mow
7 High Street, Histon CB24 9JD

With an updated new menu we now offer from sandwiches, lite bites and sharing platters, Burgers and Steaks, delicious pulled pork and many more dishes.
Monday to Friday lunch time meal deals are available: two course meal for £7.95
and three course meal for £9.95. Children's menu also available.

Our spice club menu is packed with Indian curries and we have lots of favourite Thai dishes. Our Sunday roast dinner is famous for their Quality.
Booking is advisable.

We can also cater for any Occasions, Weddings, Christenings and many more.
You can enjoy our enclosed large garden with children's play area.
We are open all day every day and we serve lunch from 12noon to 3pm.
Evening meal from 6pm to 9pm.
Booking advisable for tables of 5 or above.

0844 6836193Email

The Cricketers Arms

Situated in the heart of Rickling Green, we overlook the village green which is home to the Rickling Ramblers Cricket Club.
Cricket has been played on the green here since 1850 and takes place throughout the summer months.

Join us in the bar and restaurant where The Cricketers Arms serve a selection of tasty seasonal dishes, all produced using the finest fresh local ingredients. We also offer an extensive selection of beverages including wines and local real ales.

What better way to enjoy your stay than to sit outside
on a hot summer’s day overlooking the green,
or to cosy up by the fire on a cold winter’s night!

The Cricketers Arms Rickling Green Saffron Walden CB11 3YG
Telephone: 01799 543210
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The Walnut Tree, Norwich Road, Thwaite, Eye IP23 7ED

The Veggie Red Lion, a small but very busy business in Gt Bricett, have purchased their own new premises. They have purchased the old Buck’s Head at Thwaite, and re-named it The Walnut Tree, this charming old premises offers an opportunity to serve more customers, in a larger more relaxed space. There are sofas and open fires for cold Winter evenings and a lovely enclosed beer garden for the Summer months.

The Walnut Tree serve a wide range of homemade vegetarian dishes and daily specials, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients where possible and now have the freedom to choose locally produced ales and ciders.

We are family friendly, children are made very welcome and have their own menu
and dogs are allowed in the bar area.

01449 766003

Restaurant/Bistro Pub
The Lexden Crown

The Lexden Crown offers the perfect blend of a traditional English pub atmosphere coupled with contemporary bistro dining.

Based in Lexden on the edge of Colchester we are ideally placed for local attractions & easy access from the A12, with parking for our patrons.

Enjoy dining in one of our 3 restaurant areas or in our delightful walled garden; we look forward to welcoming you!

Harriet Baker – Office Manager
The Lexden Crown
235 Lexden Road
Essex CO3 4DA

Telephone: 01206 548490
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Wavertree’s Coffee & Gift Shop
A visit to The National Stud offers a fascinating insight into the world of thoroughbred horse breeding, a 90 minute guided tour of a beautiful 500 acre stud farm which is home to stallions, mares & foals, is a perfect day out for groups or individuals.

Large parties welcome by prior arrangement, breakfast, morning coffee, lunch & afternoon tea can be added to your trip in Wavertree’s coffee & gift Shop.

Wavertree’s Coffee & Gift Shop is open daily from 9.00am – 4.30pm
The National Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0XE
Telephone: 01638 675920
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