Cyclist-friendly places to eat and drink in South East England

edited on Wed 16 Jun at 13:07 in Maps and navigation

Cyclist-friendly places to eat in the south east. A work in progress. Venues close and new ones open all the time. Please post your recommendations and I'll add them to the list. (Adapted from an original list by Sue Dorey and John Silvertown.)

Church Farm Cafe, Ardeley, nr Stevenage, SG2 7AH. A community interest company farm which boasts a "free range experience" and an "ecological approach". This a favourite lunch and tea stop with CLCTC riders and other cyclists.

Emily's Tea Shop, The Valley, Whitwell, Hitchin SG4 8BN. Another well-loved tea room tucked away from the main road that you might just miss it.

The Country Bumpkin, Tewin Hill, Tewin, Hertfordshire AL6 0LL is good for a coffee stop - closes at 12.30 on Sunday, 4 p.m. otherwise.

Silver Ball Transport Café, London Road, Reed, Hertfordshire SG8 8BD. 

Blackmore Tearooms, The Green, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 0RL. One of several good places to stop in this pretty Essex village.

Great Missenden ChurchChurch Lane, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0BA. On summer Sunday afternoons only.

The Little Barn Cafe, Stacey's Farm, Thursley Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6DG. (Used by Fleet Cycling)

The Willow Trees Cafe, Cherry Tree Lane, Wheathampstead AL4 8HP

SpokeCycles.CC, Ridge Farm, Rabley Heath, Codicote, Hertfordshire, AL6 9UA

Top Cat Cafe is on the Surrey Cycle route and located on the corner of Flanchford Road and Tapners Road in Leigh, Surrey. "We offer a large range of gluten free cakes, savoury snacks e.g. bacon rolls, cheese on toast, a full range on coffees and teas, free refills of water bottles and a very friendly welcome! We are open every weekend 10-4 and have seating and/or takeaway. Our ethic is to use quality ingredients and provide great food for a fair price."

West Kent CTC have a very long list of cafes here. is a map/database of cycling friendly cafes in the UK. Great place to find new cafes and upload details of your favourite cafes.


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