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Patisserie Valerie

A couple of branches of the Patisserie Valerie have been praised by members in the past; however, it is worth pointing out that we have been in branches all over the country and have never yet found one with piped music. It seems to be company policy, and means that in a huge number of cities across the UK there is at least one good café with no background noise. Support it!

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B28 8DT
UK
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Peggy Scotts Cafe nr Forfar

I rather stumbled upon this place on a somewhat dreary section of road on a long drive up to Aberdeen. I liked the comfy sofas, and the fact I could keep an eye on my car, which had a whole load of stuff in it. A good range of food, plus a gift shop. Good friendly service.

Location

Just off the A90
DD8 3QE Finavon, Forfar
UK
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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).

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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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New Ground Café, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire

This is a pleasant and some unusual café in Gardenstown.

It provides a range of snacks and hot drinks.

Please note that the opening times are a bit limited - I have been on a couple of weekend days, when it was not open until 12.

As the name implies, it also serves as an art gallery, and has some stuff to sell.

If you're in Gardenstown, I recommend a couple of short walks - one to Crovie, and the other one along the beach and then up the path to the remains of St John's church, from where the view is stunning.

Location

AB45 3YU Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire
UK
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Pottery Craft and Coffee Shop, Laggan

A welcome stop-off point in the Highland countryside on the road between Fort William and the A9. High end crafts and very good home baking. A lovely courtyard to sit in in good weather. There's also a bunkhouse but it's for groups or families only.

www.potterybunkhouse.co.uk/

Location

Caoldair Pottery, Laggan, Newtonmore,
PH20 1BT Inverness-Shire
UK
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Hayloft Tearoom, Falkland

Charming tearoom in a narrow wynd opposite 15th century Falkland Palace. Home made cakes, scones, soups and light lunches. Friendly staff.

NB You might like to know that downstairs is a small but appealing holiday flat with a pleasant courtyard, also called The Hayloft.

http://www.thehaylofttearoom.com/

Location

Back Wynd Falkland
KY15 7BX Fife
UK
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