Posts by tag: cake

Gallivant In Gravesend

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

Gravesend is a working town on the southern banks of the River Thames. The Town Pier is a curious mixture of working pier and leisure facility. A newly-built linkspan means that the Tilbury Ferry and pleasure craft like the PS Waverley can now easily dock at the pier, rather than a little further up the Thames Estuary. Huge container ships can be seen across the river, unloading at Tilbury Docks. This is the first pier in Kent I have visited for the project.

Blue Sky, Red Boat

Blue Sky, Red Boat

The posh restaurant on the pier also served a delicious slice of cheesecake with my tea.

Tea & Cake, Gravesend Town

Tea & Cake, Gravesend Town

View the full gallery of image from Gravesend Town Pier.

Still Band-Standing In Weymouth

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

After visiting the Pleasure Pier in Weymouth, my next stop of the day was a mile or so round the Bay to the Bandstand Pier. It is much truncated from its heyday, but still retains a little of its former Art Deco splendour.

Beach Side View

Beach Side View

Out front is a café and beach supplies shop which provided me with a tasty lemon tart and cuppa in a lovely seaside-themed mug.

Tea And Cake, Weymouth Bandstand

Tea And Cake, Weymouth Bandstand

View the full gallery of images from Weymouth Bandstand Pier.

The Bantam Pier At Burnham

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

My last pier visit today was to Britain’s shortest at Burnham-on-Sea, a few miles down the coast from Weston. It may be small, but it’s still interesting, particularly when the tide is lapping around its feet.

The Tide Is Coming In

The Tide Is Coming In

Despite its bantam size, Burnham still has a nice little café, so I was able to indulge in my tea and cake ritual here too.

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Tea & Cake, Burnham

View the full gallery of images from Burnham-on-Sea Pier.