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PerryWood Garden Centre

My review is for the café in this Garden Centre.
When I went the whole garden centre was music free, including the café.
It serves a pretty standard garden centre fare of a small selection of hot meals, soups, paninis and cakes etc. I think I would have expected a larger selection, given the size of the garden centre and café (which is pretty enormous), but what we had was perfectly OK. More details on their website: http://www.perrywood.co.uk/visit-perrywood/coffee-shop-2/

Location

Kelvedon Road
CO5 9SX Tiptree, Inworth, Colchester
UK
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Cafe on the Green

The Café on the Green (Nether End, Baslow, Derbyshire, DE45 1SR) is a delightful, independent café located in the Nether End area of the village of Baslow in the Peak District. From the green you can walk directly onto the Chatsworth Estate. Easy walks to other areas of the Peak District, and a short car drive to Haddon Hall. The food is all home-made with generous portions. The café is dog-friendly and free of any piped-in music (although some radio sounds from the kitchen can be heard).

Location

The Green
DE45 1SR Baslow, Derbyshire
UK
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The Victoria Pub, Beeston

The Victoria Pub, 85 Dovecote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1JG
I don't normally do pubs, for a great many sensory reasons, and a couple of moral ones, but this has been a regular haunt of my wife and me for many years. They do experiment with music, both piped and live, so you might want to ring before going, but it has been muzak free many more times than not.

Location

Dovecote Lane Beeston
NG9 1JG Nottingham
UK
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The Vintage / 1940's Tea Room, Nottingham

The Vintage Tea Room / The 1940's Tea Room, Wollaton Rd, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2NR

Location

Wollaton Road Beeston
NG9 2NR Nottingham
UK
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Odin's Table, Nottingham, Scandinavian !!

Odin's Table, 97b High Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2LH

Location

High Road Beeston
NG9 2LH Nottingham
UK
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The Barrel Inn - Bretton, near Eyam, Derbyshire

The Barrel Inn located in the hamlet of Bretton (near Eyam in the Hope Valley, S32 5QD) is an historic Derbyshire pub and hostelry dating back to 1597. The pub itself is piped music-free, and serves locally-sourced, freshly cooked food, and local ale. Among local specialities served is the Derbyshire Oatcake - which is a whole meal. There is a real log fire in the fireplace. The pub is dog friendly. Located near the village of Eyam (the 'plague village') and high above the village of Foolow, the views from the front of the inn are spectacular and panoramic.

Location

S32 5QD Bretton (near Eyam in the Hope Valley)
UK
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The Sportsman Pub, 569 Redmires Road, Sheffield S10 4LJ

The Sportsman Pub, 569 Redmires Road, Sheffield S10 4LJ (0114 230-1935) is a wonderful, old-style pub run by the same family for two generations. Located on the fringe of the Peak District on the way to the Redmires Reservoir, the pub has spectacular views over the hilly landscape surrounding Sheffield. One of its attractions for readers of Pipedown is that it is a piped-music free pub, the only noise being the chatter of people in the pub. The food is excellent; eveything is made by the staff, and I believe mostly locally sourced. Locally produced ales are available.

Location

569 Redmires Road
S10 4LJ Sheffield
UK
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Edward Rayne

A typical Wetherspoon house. Interesting because it was a no-smoking venue befor the law changed.

Location

8–12 Coombe Lane Raynes Park
SW20 8ND London
UK
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Uxbridge Arms

Old fashioned pub for talking and drinking - no food.

Location

13 Uxbridge Street
W8 7TQ London W8
UK
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Crown Inn

A true village local with real ales and cider, lunches (not Sunday) and B&B rooms. It has a large rear patio and garden and is popular all-year with walker in the Chilterns. Get there before HS2 does.

Location

Little Missenden
HP7 0RD Amersham
UK
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