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Title: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: LC0112G on 29 June 2021, 21:52:31
Scoffers is closed >:( I'll starve to death  :o

My normal route is A43 past Oxford, up the M40 for a bit, then Brackley, Silverstone and up to Northampton, then A45 to Scoffers, where I supplement my normal Muesli, Yogurt and OJ portion with 3 sausage, 3 bacon, 3 eggs, Black Pudding, Beans, Tomato, Mushroom, Fried Bread, a couple of slices of toast all washed down with 2 or 3 coffees.

If Scoffers is no more, anyone local got any suggestions? Super Sausage down the A5 is a bit out of the way, but if needs must.

Also this will be Sunday - probably between 8 and 9am assuming my alarm clock goes off.
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Keith ABS on 30 June 2021, 19:36:08
 Just make sure you dont clean the car mate. You know what happens when you do that ;D ;D
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: TheBoy on 02 July 2021, 18:28:23
There is Jacks Hill Cafe on the roundabout on the A5.  But to be perfectly honest, the Super Sausage is much, much better, unless you want to smell of grease for days, and have a heart attack ;D

Soz, don't know of any decent cafes around Northampton.
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 03 July 2021, 13:53:19
Scoffers is closed >:( I'll starve to death  :o

My normal route is A43 past Oxford, up the M40 for a bit, then Brackley, Silverstone and up to Northampton, then A45 to Scoffers, where I supplement my normal Muesli, Yogurt and OJ portion with 3 sausage, 3 bacon, 3 eggs, Black Pudding, Beans, Tomato, Mushroom, Fried Bread, a couple of slices of toast all washed down with 2 or 3 coffees.

If Scoffers is no more, anyone local got any suggestions? Super Sausage down the A5 is a bit out of the way, but if needs must.

Also this will be Sunday - probably between 8 and 9am assuming my alarm clock goes off.

3 sausage.....3 bacon......3 eggs.

That is  9 of your 'five a day'...
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: LC0112G on 03 July 2021, 14:31:57
3 sausage.....3 bacon......3 eggs.

That is  9 of your 'five a day'...

Yeah - I've had to cut back a bit. Supposed to be on a diet. Been off the booze for a few weeks too - never felt worse.

Super Sausage it is then.
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: hollo on 03 July 2021, 20:39:22
Yes , it's been shut for about a year now . Back when things were normal I used to commute 1 day a week from Berkshire to Northampton , and would always leave just after 6am to give me 1/2 an hour of me time for breakfast at Scoffers . I'm now reduced to a bacon roll and a cuppa at a BP wild bean cafe - which is a major disappointment. I'd also be delighted to hear of any other greasy spoon alternatives anywhere between the M40 up to A14 north of Northampton.
Thanks
Mike
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Andy B on 03 July 2021, 21:14:31
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Yeah - I've had to cut back a bit. Supposed to be on a diet. Been off the booze for a few weeks too - never felt worse.

Super Sausage it is then.

I've only met you once, but you didn't look like you ever needed to diet ....   ;)
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: STEMO on 03 July 2021, 21:30:08
....

Yeah - I've had to cut back a bit. Supposed to be on a diet. Been off the booze for a few weeks too - never felt worse.

Super Sausage it is then.

I've only met you once, but you didn't look like you ever needed to diet ....   ;)
I'm not fat, either. But, apparently, my blood is  ;D
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: TheBoy on 04 July 2021, 14:30:11
Yes , it's been shut for about a year now . Back when things were normal I used to commute 1 day a week from Berkshire to Northampton , and would always leave just after 6am to give me 1/2 an hour of me time for breakfast at Scoffers . I'm now reduced to a bacon roll and a cuppa at a BP wild bean cafe - which is a major disappointment. I'd also be delighted to hear of any other greasy spoon alternatives anywhere between the M40 up to A14 north of Northampton.
Thanks
Mike
Jennys, formerly Braninangs, at the top end of Brackley High Street, near Keep Biking, does a pretty edible breakfast, although weirdly, breakfast comes with chips - https://www.jennys-brackley.co.uk

There is also a great coffee shop in The Courtyard near the town hall, although their opening times are a bit variable.


Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: LC0112G on 05 July 2021, 10:19:54
As it turned out the A5 wasn't nearly as far out of the way as I had expected - because the A43 was shut north of Brackley (for resurfacing?) so you had to go that sort of way anyway (Buckingham, Old Stratford, A508. Shame, I enjoy the roundabouts on the Brackley bypass, although they need some care in the wet.

Anyway, Super Sausage foodrep - Went for the large brekkie and two cups of coffee. Bacon not fried as crispy as I like, but they were nice thick slices. Sausages good, black pudding ok for southerners, beans, mushrooms and eggs fine. Would prefer the plum tomatoes in a bit of sauce, but that's a very minor quibble. Plenty of toast. Only serious problem was the fried bread. Don't think it was done deep fried in proper lard.

Overall, a solid 7 or 8 out of 10. Completely stuffed on leaving and didn't need to eat anything else till I got home around 8pm.  Nice and solid this morning too, though that's probably more info than needed for a food review.
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: STEMO on 05 July 2021, 11:13:20
What's being nice and solid in the morning got to do with food?  :-\
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: LC0112G on 05 July 2021, 11:36:38
What's being nice and solid in the morning got to do with food?  :-\

Certain foodstuffs can have unexpected and occasionally undesirable effects the following morning. Ring of Fire after a good curry for instance. I'm sure there is a proper medical/biological term for it (which I never learnt coz I did metalwork) but I find a nice relaxing sit down of a morning quite reassuring and occasionally strangly enjoyable.

I still remember the time I did a baked beetroot and feta cheese salad. The next morning I was convinced I'd got terminal bowel cancer.
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: STEMO on 05 July 2021, 12:12:45
What's being nice and solid in the morning got to do with food?  :-\

Certain foodstuffs can have unexpected and occasionally undesirable effects the following morning. Ring of Fire after a good curry for instance. I'm sure there is a proper medical/biological term for it (which I never learnt coz I did metalwork) but I find a nice relaxing sit down of a morning quite reassuring and occasionally strangly enjoyable.

I still remember the time I did a baked beetroot and feta cheese salad. The next morning I was convinced I'd got terminal bowel cancer.
Hmmmm....I fear we're talking at cross purposes here. ;D
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: YZ250 on 05 July 2021, 12:43:10
.........
Nice and solid this morning too, though that's probably more info than needed for a food review.

I enjoy a good old fried breakfast but such is the metabolism of my body, I have to sit on the toilet whilst I'm eating it. It really does go straight through me that quick.  :-[
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 05 July 2021, 13:08:47
What's being nice and solid in the morning got to do with food?  :-\

Certain foodstuffs can have unexpected and occasionally undesirable effects the following morning. Ring of Fire after a good curry for instance. I'm sure there is a proper medical/biological term for it (which I never learnt coz I did metalwork) but I find a nice relaxing sit down of a morning quite reassuring and occasionally strangly enjoyable.

I still remember the time I did a baked beetroot and feta cheese salad. The next morning I was convinced I'd got terminal bowel cancer.
Hmmmm....I fear we're talking at cross purposes here. ;D
"Boing!", said Zebedee, "Time for bed..."  ;D
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 05 July 2021, 13:39:48
Siting on the throne, doing the crossword in the paper is one of lifes great little pleasures.  :)
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Nick W on 05 July 2021, 13:50:42
Siting on the throne, doing the crossword in the paper is one of lifes great little pleasures.  :)


Is that a new metric? To be able to finish the Times crossword whilst having a shit? ::)
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Andy B on 05 July 2021, 15:37:06
......
I'm sure there is a proper medical/biological term for it   .....

There is a scale for it .....   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: TheBoy on 05 July 2021, 17:27:39
As it turned out the A5 wasn't nearly as far out of the way as I had expected - because the A43 was shut north of Brackley (for resurfacing?)
Ah shit, my bad.

Not sure why, it might be they are starting to break the barriers in order to make the A43 around Silverstone a 4 lane 1 way system for the upcoming boredom event.
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 05 July 2021, 19:04:43
Siting on the throne, doing the crossword in the paper is one of lifes great little pleasures.  :)


Is that a new metric? To be able to finish the Times crossword whilst having a shit? ::)

Sitting on the throne is quite imperial I believe?!  :)                 
Title: Re: Emergency - VBOA Sywell this weekend.
Post by: STEMO on 05 July 2021, 19:50:48
Siting on the throne, doing the crossword in the paper is one of lifes great little pleasures.  :)


Is that a new metric? To be able to finish the Times crossword whilst having a shit? ::)

Sitting on the throne is quite imperial I believe?!  :)               
That's far too clever for this lot, stop it at once.