When out on a country walk or cycling a cuppa is sometimes hits the spot more than a glass of ale. Here are six conveniently located coffee stops close to local public footpaths or popular back roads
Offers hot and cold snacks and light lunches, great coffee, loose leaf tea and homemade cakes. Sit inside or out, all have fabulous views across open fields.
The walk through Philipshill Wood takes you across a meadow by Chiltern Open Air Museum and comes out opposite the entrance
Gorelands Lane. Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB Cafe10am – 4pm daily .
Van Hage Garden Centre Cafe
Savoury snacks, cream teas and cakes ( try the stem ginger). loyalty scheme members (£10 / £12) get free tea or coffee daily. Interior and exterior seating, overspill indoor area with comfy sofas.
Rickmansworth Road, WD3 6EN Mon: 9.30am – 5.pm. Tues – Sat : 9- 5pm . Sun : 10am – 4pm
Woodoaks Tea Shack
Serves home-made cakes, light lunches and cream teas over the summer. Open Fridays and Saturdays July – September and some weekdays over summer holidays. Lots of outdoor seating and a chic and cosy undercover seating area. Check their facebook page
A mile long circular farm history walk starts and finishes at the tea shack . Check their facebook page for holiday opening times
Woodoaks Farm, Denham Way, Maple Cross, WD3 9XQ
Find the Burr and Co artisan coffee shop in the hotel reception area . Serves coffee, fresh cakes and pastries.. help yourself and pay at reception desk. Afternoon tea served in mansion house or gardens between 12 and 5pm needs advance booking – get 25% off until the end of August. Details p10
De Vere Latimer Estate, HP5 1UG
Chess Valley Walk takes you very near here.
Tea served in style a stainless steel or silver pot with Grandma-made tea cosy takes a lot of beating. As does the hotel’s garden with classy comfy wicker chairs and even sheepskin rugs if the weather is a tad chilly. Tea and coffee comes with a chocolate mint and carrot cake is available on the bar even when the kitchen is shut
Bedford Arms, Chenies, WD3 6EQ
Wild Strawberry Café, Peterley Manor Farm
A favourite with those who walk in the Missenden area This pop-up restaurant/cafe in a yurt serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea- all handmade using homegrown and very local ingredients.
Peterley Lane, Gt Missenden, HP16 OHH
Tues – Sat 8.30am – 5pm , Sun 9am- 1pm
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