Category Archives: Racecourses

Top tips for Cheltenham? A classic coffee and a lovely lido

I had been chomping at the bit to go to Cheltenham, ever since I learnt that the town has one of the last remaining great 1930s lidos in the UK. I took the plunge last week, but would I find … Continue reading

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I’d like to see more liquorice in Pontefract cakes

Pontefract is forever associated with liquorice. But a bit like with Southwell and the Bramley Apple, we didn’t find any of the local cafés and tea rooms making the most of that connection with interesting liquorice sweets or cakes on … Continue reading

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Coffee in Hexham before a day at the races

Hexham was not on our Cathedrals, Coffee & Tea Tour, because Hexham Abbey is not a cathedral, but there are two great reasons for a trip to Hexham in the Fancy a Cuppa? book: its art deco cinema and its beautiful racecourse. And … Continue reading

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