Our Tuesday touring ride today was to a village through which we’ve often passed but never stopped. There was a pub but it never seemed to be open when we passed; it’s now boarded up! The village is Ripe and just opposite the old pub is Ripe Village Stores which, apart from having a Post Office inside, also has a café.
The café is fairly new so we gave it a try this morning. We were greeted with a warm welcome and invited to sit at a large table where our orders were taken. The staff were really cheerful and the service, food and drink were excellent. It’s certainly a cyclist friendly place so I’ve added it to my map of refreshment Stops. The link is:
We’ll definitely be going back there soon.