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An unassuming interesting Bistro

Good food, pleasant hosts in a QUIET environment!

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2 Great Oak St
SY18 6BN Llanidloes
UK
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Moon and Sixpence

A Wetherspoon pub with everything you expect.

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250 Uxbridge Road Hatch End
HA5 4HS London
UK
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Moon Under Water

Very large Wetherspoon outlet with all the usual stuff.

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44 High Street
WD17 2BS Watford
UK
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Bell Inn, Wylye

The Bell Inn, Wylye, is off the through road through the Wylye Valley in the quiet village of Wylye. It is quiet - at least it was when visiting for a Sunday lunch - and clean with good food and friendly atmosphere...and no music at all.

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High Street
BA12 OQP Wylye
UK
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Pleasant cafe in a high street

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6 High Street
BA12 9AE Warminster
UK
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Dodo Micropub

An excellent choice of real ales.

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52 Boston Road Hanwell
W7 3TR London
UK
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Owl & the Pussycat

A micropub in Northfields that is the home of the Marco Paulo brewery.

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106 Northfield Avenue Northfield
W13 9RT London
UK
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Cecio: pleasant trattoria in Rome with simple well-cooked food

In a quiet street near the Termini, Rome's main railway station, Trattoria Cecio is worth seeking out. It is run by three tall black-bearded brothers who at first sight look alarmingly like members of an extremist group. Don't worry, they are not. They are instead devoted to serving good food in a simple but pleasant trattoria that attracts Italians as well as tourists - always an encouraging sign. Try their antipasto de casa for a huge amount of smoked meats and the grilled prawns. The house wine, which they bottle themselves, is particularly good. Best to book tel 06 4464991.

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Via Principe Amedeo 104
00185 Rome
UK
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Attractive restaurant at a famous museum

The Penlee House Museum Restaurant is an attractive venue for coffee or lunch, clean, good food and friendly staff and right inside the famous Penlee Museum. There are also tables outside with views of the garden. Also on site is a well-stocked gift shop.
Recommended.

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Morrab Road
TR18 4HE Penzance
UK
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The Compasses, Chicksgrove, Salisbury, a perfect pub

The Compasses at Lower Chicksgrove in south Wiltshire may be hard to find but it is well worth the effort, for it is in many ways the perfect country pub. Set in idyllic countryside, it is medieval in origin. It retains many original features, including flagstone floor, open inglenook fireplace and wooden beams, while having fine food, a decent wine list and many good beers. The cooking has been improved recently by Ben, its new manager, who has promised never to have piped music or television. There are bedrooms upstairs and tables outside. Dogs and children welcome but do book.

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The Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove Tisbury
SP3 6NB Salisbury
UK
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