Civilized Sunday at Pinnock’s

16th September, 2015 | Article By Lesley Tan

This Sunday afternoon my sister decided to drive the two of us down to Pinnock’s Coffee House, which is a quaint old house used as a coffee house located in High Street, Ripley, Surrey. This was my second visit so I was really looking forward to it.

Seating is available inside on the ground floor, upstairs on comfortable armchairs and settees, and also out in the back courtyard.

They serve delicious coffees, teas and chocolate drinks together with tasty lunches, scones and cakes – all at reasonable prices.

Sundays are usually crowded as whole families gather to relax, celebrate a birthday or just eat a well presented snack and drink a nice cup of coffee – dogs are welcome too.

The building dates back to the mid 1500’s and it reflects this, especially on the inside, with low rafters, old wooden staircases and flagged floors.  A nice relaxed atmosphere has been created with comfortable furniture and a great selection of old books to choose from, as this is a book swap coffee house – bring in your old book and choose a new one! Then you can relax with your coffee and book or sit and surf the internet, the connection is free.

For our first visit we sat outside, at the back of the building in the sun, surrounded by bright flowers, this time we sat upstairs with a welcome cold chocolate drink and had a good chat. The place was buzzing with Sunday afternoon customers.

Well worth the visit if you are in the area.

By Lesley Tan

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