Showing posts with label Cafe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cafe. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2020

Crazy Golf at Greens of Padstow

A look back at the old Crazy Golf course at Greens of Padstow.


Crazy Golf at Greens Cafe in Padstow

It was the 650th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2015. One of 62 we visited on that summer road-trip.

We've now been to 956 courses since September 2006.

There's a new minigolf course Greens of Padstow now. We look forward to playing it in the future.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots

A look at the Ambiance Cafe Crazy Golf course at Riverside Park in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Thanks to our friend and minigolf rival Steve Gow for letting us know about the Crazy Golf course at the Ambiance Cafe in Riverside Park, St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow
Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow

The course has been there for a few years, but it was the first we'd heard about it.


It's mad how there are still so many undiscovered minigolf courses out there.

Check out the Ambiance Cafe website for more info.

Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow
Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow

Also have a look at the course's location on a satellite image for an interesting sight!

It'll be nice to visit the park as there's a miniature railway there too.

Riverside Park's miniature railway. Photo by Steve Gow
Riverside Park's miniature railway. Photo by Steve Gow

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham

While on a recent trip to Birmingham I spotted the Cereal Killer Cafe on the link between New Street Station and the Bull Ring shopping centre!

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
The Cereal Killer Cafe just before it opened for breakfast

It's full of great retro items from the 80's and 90's.

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
A wall of VHS tapes!

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
There are loads of retro and import breakfast cereals on display
  
The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
WWF breakfast cereal!

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
Wocka wocka wocka

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
While I couldn't eat any of the (gluten-full) breakfast cereals, I could buy some of the great merch there
  
The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
And there's a Simpsons arcade cabinet at the cafe - it's a classic game and one I've been playing since 1992!

The Cereal Killer Cafe in Birmingham
I've been trying to complete the game for 25 years and I finally achieved it at the Cereal Killer Cafe (thanks to the Free Play)

Check out the Cereal Killer Cafe website for more info.

Related blog posts:
- Cereal
- Birmingham

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Crazy Golf at Greens Cafe in Padstow

Playing Crazy Golf in Padstow, Cornwall.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow

This summer we hit the BIG minigolf milestone of our 600th course visit as part of our holiday in the south west of England. During that trip we also made our 650th visit when we arrived at Greens Cafe, Crazy Golf and Grass Putting in Padstow Harbour, Cornwall.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
We had great weather on our visit

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
Greens Cafe and Minigolf is very close to the harbour in Padstow

Greens Cafe is home to a brilliant Crazy Golf course that has 18 unique holes. We've played a lot of minigolf courses with concrete surfaces and they are not always that playable. The Green's course was not only playable, but skill-based and great fun too. We'd definitely play there again.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
The Crazy Golf course is set out on four levels

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
An uphill shot from Emily

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
We had a whale of a time on the course visit

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
Emily heading towards a very good score

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
There are plenty of unique obstacles on the course

The course was the 629th visited in the UK and the 378th played overall. It was also the 51st visited and 12th played on our holiday roadtrip.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
Some Egyptian-theming!

We really enjoyed our round on the course and both scored some great holes-in-one. In our match-up we tied on a score of 34.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
On the home-straight

There's also a good looking Pitch & Putt course at Greens, however we didn't have time to play it this time.

Photo of the Mini Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
The Pitch & Putt course was also called Grass Putting on some of the signs

Photo of the Mini Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
The tiered grass miniature golf course

We really liked the scorecards at the course, and a really nice touch was receiving a sticker for scoring a hole-in-one. Some great minigolf souvenirs.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
What a view

For more information, opening times and prices visit the Greens Cafe website.

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Greens Cafe in Padstow
There's a sprinkling of Arthurian legend on the course too

To date we've visited 670 minigolf courses on our Tour, with 21 of them overseas. This means the next course we visit will be the 650th in the UK. When we began travelling to visit all the courses in the UK there were around 600!

Links:
- Greens Cafe Padstow website
- Greens Cafe Padstow on Twitter
- Greens Cafe Padstow on Facebook

Related blog posts:
- Mini Golf in the South West of England
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - List and links for all Miniature Golf courses visited to date

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Gluten free at Yorkies in Skegness

While in Skegness for a weekend away at the seaside it was great to have some gluten free options for dining out. In advance of my trip I'd received tips about gluten free places on Twitter and Facebook and found that Yorkies Cafe in the town centre had a really good gluten free menu, with lots of options. It was so good I dined there twice.

Gluten free at Yorkies in Skegness
On my first visit I had a burger and chips. It was brilliant. The chips were delicious. For my second meal I had a Sunday Dinner - a real rarity. It was especially good as nothing was missing from the plate. I had lamb, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, a yorkshire pudding and gravy! A proper dinner

The gluten free menu at Yorkies Cafe in Skegness, Lincolnshire
There are plenty of gluten free options at Yorkies. I was very impressed with the responses to my questions about the preparation and cooking of the gluten free food. It's always reassuring to have accurate and confident responses to your queries 

The gluten free menu at Yorkies Cafe in Skegness, Lincolnshire
On both visits there were other diners choosing gluten free options. That was reassuring to see and hear. Yorkies is well worth a visit 

Related blog posts:
Gluten Free
Coeliac
Funny things about being a Coeliac
- Skegness

Links:
Coeliac UK
- Lincolnshire Coeliac Group