Thames Path: New Cookham tea shop

This month a new tea shop opened in Cookham High Street.

It’s on the south side of the street two doors from Stanley Spencer’s house.

Immediately next door is Infusions which has “home-cooked food to take away” and specialises in “hampers for boaters”.

A new tea shop is welcome news for walkers but not everyone is happy. Cockroaches have been posted through the door.

Villagers have rallied to support the shop run by Diane Bryant and Magda Wencel. Walkers may wish to drop in too.


Thames Path: Borough Market and Wandsworth pubs in top ten

Young’s recently reopened Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market is ShortList magazine’s 2013 pub of the year.

The Thames Path touches the edge of Borough Market just after Southwark Cathedral which has its handy Refectory for refreshments.

More established as a stopping point on the Thames Path is The Ship (just after Wandsworth Bridge) which comes 10th. This is also a Young’s pub and takes its name from Sir Allen Young’s ship.