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The Hollybush Inn, Ayrshire

The place was really busy, with one or two effusive patrons, but the carpeted floors, small windows, and rough-hewn stone walls hung with various works of art, resulted in what in a modern city metal and glass venue would be excruciating being more than tolerable, actually pleasant. There were TV screens showing BBC news, but no audio.

I have postponed this review so long that I cannot honestly recall the menu nor what we ate, but we are fussy vegetarians and we went away sated so I think you can expect to be well-fed.

Location

A713
KA6 6EY Hollybush
UK
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KinRoss Service Station

It is quite a small place, but was piped music free both times I stopped there on trips to and from Aberdeen.
I just stopped off at Costa, and don't have no particular view on the service station itself.
http://www.motorwayservices.info/kinross_services_m90/

Location

M90 (J6)
KY13 0NQ Kinross
UK
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Soutra Coffee House

I came across this gem of a place on a long drive up through Scotland. It was good to stop and have a break before heading on up around Edinburgh.

I can’t say much about the food as I only stopped for some soup and a pot of tea, which was pretty good.
It does have a good view, stretching across some countryside to the Firth of Forth.

The place is set back off the road, but it is signposted, although it doesn’t give the name - it says something like ‘COFFEE SHOP NEXT RIGHT’. I also noticed some stuff for small children to play with.

Location

Soutra Hill Blackshiels
EH37 5TF Fala
UK
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Bell

Traditional City pub near Cannon Street Station.

Location

29 Bush Lane
EC4R 0AN London
UK
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Sir John Hawkshaw

Weatherspoon pub in Cannon Street railway station. The pub has no piped music but station announcements can get in.

Location

Cannon Street
EC4N 6AP London
UK
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Brewery Tap, Sudbury

Locals Pub with bar snacks from the board and real ales and ciders.

Location

East Street
CO10 2TP Sudbury
UK
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Sarn Park motorway service station

I visited this sevice station on the afternoon of 5th August 2017 for coffee and a snack. It is owned by Welcome Break.
Address: Sarn, Bridgend, South Wales, CF32 9SY.
It was clean and the staff were friendly. Above all, and exceptionally, it was quiet, ie NO MUSAK!!

Location

CF32 9SY Sarn, Bridgend
UK
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George Beckmann

I recommend Cote Brasserie, 100-101 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW, Tel: 01905 676 177.
My wife and I have just enjoyed a quiet supper there, accompanied by excellent food.

Location

100-101 High Street
WR1 2HW Worcester
UK
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Living Pretty, Curry Rivel

Attractive restaurant with light decoration, with a seating area of nooks and crannies and wood burners. Good food and friendly staff.

Location

High Street Curry Rivel
TA10 OEZ Langport
UK
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An unassuming interesting Bistro

Good food, pleasant hosts in a QUIET environment!

Location

2 Great Oak St
SY18 6BN Llanidloes
UK
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