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Bright Star, Peter's Green - a lovely quiet village pub

We have known this pub for years, and it is now the best it has ever been. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and always a warm welcome from Nick, Kate and the staff. Lovely surroundings and walks nearby. Good beer and excellent food.

Also appreciated is the lack of loud background music. Sometimes there is a very, very faint sound as if someone has a radio on in the kitchen, but it is so soft it does not impinge and most of the time we don't hear it at all.

You can actually relax and have a conversation - the atmosphere is always positive. We are regulars.

Location

Kimpton Road Peter's Green
LU2 9QP Nr Luton
UK
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Swan Bar & Restaurant, The Globe Theatre, Bankside London

Part of the Globe Theatre complex. I have not actually eaten here but, walking inquisitively through it, I had the strong impression that it was muzac-free. Wonderful location, pricey menu.
http://www.swanlondon.co.uk/

Location

21 New Globe Walk Bankside
SE1 9DT London
GB
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The Lock Team Room at Heybridge Basin

I can’t give much of a review of this place, as this is a second hand review – my wife was there and had a nice lunch with no music - http://trooms.com/goto.php?ref=y&sess=+A5E5146191D51+F18435A52+9+B581D10....
It looks like it has a waterfront view.
From their website, it looks like there are some other team rooms in the group in Essex.

Location

Basin Road
CM9 4RS Heybridge Basin , ESS
Essex GB
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Ristorante Ribot: a quiet and good restaurant in Venice:

Decent restaurants are notoriously hard to find in Venice; quiet restaurants are even rarer, as most places seem filled with piped music. This makes the Ristorante Ribot even more of a find for it is a seriously good restaurant - though it's not cheap, even by Venetian prices. Located in the Santa Croce district, on a quiet canal near the train and bus station, it has a pleasant courtyard garden. Here Italians come to eat proper Italian meals. Dishes such as 'sardines “in saor ” and creamed cod with polenta' or black hand-made tagliatelle with scampi and julienne of zucchini are typical.

Locations

Fondamenta Minotto 160 Santa Croce
30135 Venice Venice
GB
GB
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Buck's Head

Very good service, pleasant atmosphere, food nothing special but a good overall experience. There were speakers mounted on the wall, but they were not being used and I complemented the staff on the peace and quiet.

Location

42 High Street
SY6 6 BX Church Stretton , SHR
Shropshire GB
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Ristorante Europa

I had the good fortune to stumble on this place whilst out in London with a friend. I didn’t ask them about whether they had a policy on playing music, however when we were there there wasn’t any, or at least it was so low that you couldn’t really hear it.

The restaurant does a nice range of standard Italian fare, with a range of pizzas and vegetarian options. Not particularly expensive, a good alternative to pizza hut\pizza express etc.

Location

AlbeMarle Street
W1S 4JF London
GB
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The Three Elms

A country pub in Chignall St James, near Chelmsford (a comfortable bike ride from Chelmsford for us, and there's also ample parking).
The main outside seating is next to the (mainish) road, however there are also some outside tables tucked away around the back, which backs on to fields.
When we visited, the pub was showing Wimbledon on the tele (at a reasonable volume), so it would be worth checking what the normal background is.
The owners were friendly, and there was a nice variety of food. Not everything appeared on the menu.

Location

CM1 4TZ Chignall St James , ESS
Essex GB
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Bäckerei Gottschalk

If you see a bakery with a queue out of the door - morning and afternoon - you know it's going to be good. Gottschalk's Bakery is recommended for the baked goods and the coffee and also for the bustle of a busy shop, untainted by musical wallpaper when we were there last summer. There's a small indoor cafe beyond the bakery counter, with more tables outside. Graal-Müritz is a seaside resort with a sandy beach on the fringes of the North Sea port of Rostock.

Location

Zur Seebrücke 2 Ostseeheilbad
D-18181 Graal-Müritz
GB
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Lucca Enoteca

Large, popular Italian restuarant on Manningtree High Street.
Plenty of parking on the High Street when I went on a Sunday evening.

Location

39-43 High Street
CO11 1AH Manningtree , ESS
Essex GB
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B&B near Birmingham

I highly recommended for B & B the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre www.woodbrooke.org.uk. For a mere £46 I recently stayed for one night in a lovely quiet room ensuite, simple but very comfortable. The elegant house used to be the home of one of the great Cadbury magnates and has the most beautiiful gardens, not very big but encompassing trees, a walled garden, lawns, a small lake, streams and woodland all carefully tended to encourage wildlife.

Location

1046 Bristol Road
B29 6LG Birmingham
GB
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