Category Archives: Eastern England

An early bath for the coffee shop in Ely, but the place is awash with tea rooms

The ducks – and probably the eels – were having a ball as I sloshed into Ely this week in search of coffee and tea. Ely was once an island, surrounded mainly by swamps that baffled even William the Conqueror’s … Continue reading

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Great tea rooms in Chelmsford – good coffee a little harder to find

The day didn’t begin too well in Chelmsford. A cold, grey morning; really hard to find anywhere to park; and lots of aggressive white van drivers who clearly don’t like newcomers to town dithering in front of them when they … Continue reading

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From Henry VIII to Steve Davis via 1,000 bombs in the war. Amazing you can get a good cuppa in Brentwood

If it’s coffee or tea near a cathedral you’re after, Brentwood is actually not a bad place to try… You’d better be Catholic if you’re wanting to attend a Mass, but otherwise stick your head round the door and see … Continue reading

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