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Falcon

A Wetherspoon pub in the centre of High Wycombe.

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9 Cornmarket
HP11 2AX High Wycombe
UK
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Lovely quiet pub with a good menu

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Wycombe Road Prestwood
HP16 0HJ Great Missenden, Bucks
UK
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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.

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Just off the A90
DD8 3QE Finavon, Forfar
UK
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The Strines Inn

Located in the Strines Moor off the A57 a few miles from Sheffield, The Strines Inn is an attractive historic inn, parts of which date back to 1275. It has been an inn since 1771. The address is Bradfield Dale, Bradfield S6 6JE (0114 285-1247,

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Bradfield Dale
S6 6JE Bradfield
UK
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The Crown Inn, King's Somborne, near Stockbridge, Hants

A traditional unspoilt pub - no elaborate menus, no astonishingly high prices - in an old thatched house in the centre of a pretty village. Excellent beers, friendly service and convivial atmosphere. Try their Sunday lunch. There is a garden outside.

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Romsey Road
SO20 6PW Kings Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire
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.

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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

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Wollaton Road Beeston
NG9 2NR Nottingham
UK
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