Meals on Wheels – Big Moe’s Diner

Roadside places to eat are a bit thin on the ground in the A13 corridor, an area just north of the Thames between London and Essex. For a hungry driver heading west towards the capital from the Essex stretch of the M25, or indeed heading out of town towards the M25 to go further afield, […]

Meals on Wheels – Nell’s Café

Perched on a small hill near Gravesend in Kent, right beside the A2, and just before it becomes the M2 motorway, is a small diner called Nell’s Café. Its location is five minutes from the M25, and three miles beyond the Ebbsfleet International station for the Eurostar trains. The exit you look for is Gravesend […]

Meals On Wheels – Mickey’s Rock Café

The A249 that cuts through the Kent Downs between Maidstone and Sittingbourne, or more importantly between the M20 and M2, is a very busy road. Known locally as Detling Hill, it is a major access route that cuts a corner and shortens a trip between the M25 coming from the west, and the Channel ports. […]

Meals on Wheels – Tebay Services

Motorway Services tend to be something of a ‘needs-must’. On a long motorway drive, we use them because they are there, rather than because we relish the experience. There is an exception, though. Ask any regular long distance motorist to name their favourite stop, and one name keeps cropping up – Tebay. This untypical service […]

Meals On Wheels – Huckleberry’s American Diner

There’s lots of beautiful scenery to look at as you’re driving around North Yorkshire, with plenty of country pubs available to keep you fed and watered. However, if you’re making your way along the A64 between York and Scarborough and fancy an all-American dining experience, then Huckleberry’s is for you. It used to be a […]

Meals on Wheels – Billy’s on the road

One of the popular routes between the M23 and Goodwood takes you along the A29 through lush Sussex countryside. On the edge of Five Oaks village, near Billingshurst, is a wayside café-restaurant, Billy’s On the Road. It takes its name from its female chef-patron owner, and bills itself as “Fresh, fast and fun”. It’s a […]

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Roadhouse The Diner, Hovefield Service Station, Arterial Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 9HZ Even the faintest glimpse of the sun and everyone heads to the coast, and this roadside diner is located on one of the busiest routes to Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Housed in what used to be a Little Chef, it boasts an American theme, […]

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Finest Catch Birmingham Road, Henley-in-Arden, B95 5QR Summer holidays are about getting out of the city and into the country, and there are few counties that are as picturesque as Warwickshire. Just up the road from Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare country – is a tiny town called Henley-in-Arden, where railway visionary William James was […]

Meals on Wheels: Tintern Old Station Tearooms

Tintern Old Station Tearooms Tintern, Chepstow, NP16 7NX The run out to this tearoom must be one of the top ten driving roads of England, and if it’s not, it should be. Picking up the A466 at Monmouth, it’s all about the Wye, as the road takes the same route as the river. The scenery […]

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Route 303 London Road, Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon. EX14 9ND The idea of the American roadside Diner has always appealed to us Brits – the idea of cruising down Route 66 in a Cadillac holds plenty of appeal. Which brings us to the Route 303 Restaurant, taking its name from one of Britain’s busiest roads, the […]