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Hartside Top Cafe

Hartside summit | Alston Road, Penrith, England
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Ranked #72 of 132 Restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Between Melmerby & Alston on the A686
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Between Melmerby & Alston on the A686
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English first
Yaiza, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

im doing the c2c in oct.thought i would have a ride up to allanheads for a look to see where thorn green was as were staying there one night.anyway i bumped into a cyclist in allanheads and i asked him if he was doing the c2c so we went for a coffee and bite to eat and he gave me... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Staff don't want to be there totally miserable and snappy had no electric but could not manage bacon sandwich but could manage egg and sausage sandwich work that one out !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Set off from norfolk on my bike...destination...hartside top cafe...went thro yorkshire,...n lake district....the A592 is a must...then the road to the cafe...heaven...9 hours had been on my bike..n 325 miles...was really nice to have a smiley face...with home cooked food...i had meat n potato pie n flapjack for afters...was that good...took a take out for journey home...had that piece of... More

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Lytham St Anne's, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Brilliant views. Great roads.and at pit stop.lovely hot food and drinks. Really friendly and helpfull staff. Imagine it would be amazing on sunny day.

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've visited this place for about 9 years. Let's be honest, it isn't the smartest place. Is 5 miles from anywhere at all and in poor weather is bleak, but there is a welcome and mug of tea/coffee and fantastic home made cake. It seems to be kept going by bikers, C2C cyclists and classic car club rallies. Must be... More

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english lake district
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Make the effort to go enjoy the scenic drive and view from the top.Bikers are now outnumbered by coast to coast gangs of pedal cyclists however all are welcome and the food and service is good.Been going for years.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hard climbs, causing you to gasp; narrow twisting sinuous fast descents, putting your nerves on edge; steady straight runs, relaxing you before a final hard push; tight secret corners, raising the adrenaline once more; on coming cars, will you make through the tight gap; slipped chains, greasy fingers; out of sync, hearts racing; oxygen squeezing, legs throbbing; final push, keep... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Called in here for a cuppa and a cake whilst out for a scenic drive from staying locally. A "down to earth" little place. The tea and coffee came served in mugs and the cakes were delicious and home made. It was pretty quiet when we visited but the few bikers and workmen who came in all seemed to order... More

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Cumbria
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Called to cheer some sponsored cyclist on, situated on top a of hill overlooking stunning scenery and on towards the Lake District. This cafe is a hot spot for motorcyclists and pedal cyclists together with ordinary car drivers and offers quick efficient service. The food is freshly prepared, the soup was vegetable and delicious and the burger with onions very... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely food, very busy but no problem getting a table. Order at the counter and take a seat. Delicious cakes!

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