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Old 21st Aug 2014, 10:07
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Binham rarely appears in the listings but is excellent. The pub is about 200 metres from the farm where the strip is located. Quite excellent.
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Old 21st Aug 2014, 10:08
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Second that... Gamston.

Easily the nicest and best airfield restaurant in the country. Waiting times can be long when they are busy apparently, but you should be fine mid week.
And " the crumpet" is particularly tasty.
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Old 22nd Aug 2014, 00:03
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On site caffs and places with pubs I would recommend:

Halfpenny Green






East Kirkby


I'm assuming you probably fly from Sherburn so know about Gamston, Sandtoft etc.

Places with pubs nearby

Great Massingham

Croft Farm


Crosland Moor


There's Skeggy of course. Old Buck has a good caff but I don't think it opens till Thursday. Old Warden is well worth a visit, only about 500m but I get in and out three up in a 180hp 172 with bags of room to spare.

If you search for 'airfields with pubs nearby' there's a whole thread devoted to it.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 18:27
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Every comment re Gamston is true! Check opening times as I once turned up having spent weeks bigging the place up for it to be closed that day. My fault entirely.
Kemble is also very good.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 19:51
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Oyster Box - 10 minute taxi ride from Jersey Aero Club
Great seafood, great service and great beach-side location.
Bit of a long way from you.

With regard to Thruxton, easy to find, nice friendly people. Good facilities, interesting aeroplanes lurking if you know where to look.
'Restaurant' is OK for a builder's breakfast, plus reasonable coffee and cake.

Old Sarum café is a bit better and with a good view of the comings and goings.

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Old 16th Aug 2015, 20:45
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Another vote for Sleap. The lock lounge cafe based there just keeps getting better and better.... Open 7 days a week, 9 till 5. They even have their own website to check the menu. Click here Home
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 20:46
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B on appetit

Halfpenny Green - Tea at the Green aka the Greasy Spoon. Says we close at 5.00 pm but anything after 3.30 and you are pushing it.
Shobdon also has a reputation for good food.
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Old 17th Aug 2015, 11:27
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Thumbs up Fishburn

I see no one has mentioned Fishburn near Sedgefield. An excellent new licensed purpose built club house has just been opened on the field, closed Mondays but open rest of the week. Outside terrace and good food certainly worth a visit if you want to head North. Excellent coffee, food and Kosel larger (only for passengers of course!). Certainly worth a visit.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 03:40
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7 days a week. 9-5. full menu.
Cheap fuel.
hard runways.
great views and airspace easy.
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 07:32
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Try Verchoque--val du frene-----20 odd miles inland from Calais---a developing airpark-grass runway--exellent restaurant--makes a change from LT.
Details of the field on aerodelahaye. Drop in at Calais first for customs.
For a change from the restaurant at calais airport--the bus into calais from marc--every 15 mins--to the theatre--0ne euro-40 in a taxi-- just as fast --Try "au calice"---55 boulevard jacquard.
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Old 20th Oct 2015, 13:44
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Nottingham has a great small cafe that served great food with friendly smile as well.
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 12:45
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Agree about Nottingham, nice food at a decent price, friendly staff and good views over the airfield.
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 13:51
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East Kirkby has a cafe and the museum is worth a visit.

Flying in to East Kirkby - Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 15:29
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Chocks Away Diner at Hawarden (EGNR) is right on site and has great views of the runway.

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Old 4th Nov 2015, 15:52
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Leicester's nice: if you live through the overhead join
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 18:24
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Probably a few good suggestions in this thread

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Old 5th Nov 2015, 06:34
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Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
Leicester's nice: if you live through the overhead join
Did you have a bad experience? I did (once, but I've been back and lived to tell the tale!)

On the other hand, Leicester was also the scene of a friend's last all day breakfast before his heart attack (not fatal, thankfully!) and a photo of his breakfast featured on Twitter as a result. I should add that the quality of the breakfast was never in question.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 20:14
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I enjoyed a visit to the Pilot Hub at Redhill earlier this year. We arrived around lunchtime and sat out on decking overlooking the field.

I noticed they have a breakfast menu with one option called MTOW!

Another handy thing was being able to pay the landing fee when we settled up for teas various and chocolate cake loaded with calories.

I commend it to the house.

Old 10th Nov 2015, 20:08
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The restaurant White Waltham was spot on for 3 meals/dy haven't been in yonks. Bit far off though.

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