Most (?) of you will know of the awesome A339 between Alton and Basingstoke as one of the most exciting pieces of tarmac in the region – at least when its not clogged with traffic and over-policed. But have you ever been to The Departure Lounge Café?
Just north of Alton, before the end of the 40mph limit, on the left, there’s a garden centre. Round the back is The Departure Lounge.
This is nowhere near an airfield (as long as you don’t count Lasham) but sports a (big) aeroplane…
It also sports an excellent cafe: loads of space, decent menu, good coffee and a bar licence as well (I spotted 6X and Spitfire beers on the shelf).
Remember AV8? These guys write on the floor too!
And most importantly…
“Would you take your wife there” rating = YES
Overall 9/10 – Coffee at £2.20 is top whack.