The Drift Cafe at Cresswell has, in a very short space of time, established itself as one of the Backpedalers' favourite watering holes.
When we cycle North we either head for Newbiggin or Cresswell. Although Bertorelli's at Newbiggin is an excellent cafe they don't do bacon sandwiches and this is where the Drift Cafe has the edge even though it adds ten miles to the trip.
The cafe is located on the north side of the village and the Coast and Castles Cycle Route (NCN1) passes right outside the front door. A feature of the cafe is its extensive menu.
Normally we opt for a bacon and egg sandwich but the specials on the menu always look interesting.
It was decided that it was the perfect venue for a Backpedalers Xmas Party when we would cycle up and spend a little more time there and choose a meal from the specials menu. On Sunday 14th of December six Backpedalers set off full of the festive spirit.
The menu specials did not disappoint.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Curry
Corned Beef and Potato Pie
Coffee and Fruit Cake
A good time was had by all.
All that remained to do was to cycle back into a brisk south-westerly head wind to the Delaval Arms for a couple of pints.
A good meal, good company and a good 40 mile bike ride made for an excellent day out.