Sunday 4 December 2022

Detour Reveals Britain’s Best Independent Roadside Cafés and Diners

Making a stop for food and refreshment on a British road trip doesn’t have to mean fast food chains and high prices.

Detour, the road trip guide site (, has scoured the country to seek out the very best small, independent roadside cafés and diners and shortlisted ten excellent eateries that would be make a perfect pit stop.

From Cornwall to Scotland, via London, Wales, Kent, Cumbria, the Peak District, Norfolk and Northamptonshire Detour has discovered ten of the very best classic greasy spoons, biker hangouts, truck stops, vegan cafes and even bookshops.

Each defiantly different to the chains that dominate Britain’s roads, these venues won't necessarily receive famous guidebook recommendations or become social media sensations. Instead, they're all independently owned and aimed at everyday people, with warm service and food that's subsistent, freshly made, tasty and high in quality — perfect for filling up before continuing your journey.

“Detour exists to celebrate the romance of the road trip – to take the longer way, said Detour’s founder Nik Berg. “And where you pause on your journey is as important as the route itself. That’s why we sought out the best independent eateries to make your next Great British road trip even more memorable.”

Detour’s top ten are:

The Yonderman Café, Buxton, Derbyshire

The Ace Café, London

Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop & Café, Aberfeldy

The Airport Café, Ashford, Kent

Harry’s Café at Fowlers, Bristol, Avon

Super Sausage Café, Northamptonshire

Route 11 Attleborough, Norfolk

The Filling Station, Keswick, Cumbria

Hell’s Mouth Coffee House, Cornwall

Ty Medi, Machynlleth, Wales

Detour is a travel brand for drivers with a mission to inspire its audience to take to the road. To experience the joy of the journey as much as the vehicle that takes you there. Detour’s website has hundreds of road trip ideas, pit stops and stories from the road to make it the go-to online source for road trip inspiration, entertainment and information.

To discover more visit

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£75 to £95 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

No comments: