Coffee House End!!

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Why the odd sounding title you might ask. Well, it was the name given to the light blue coloured house near the telephone kiosk.

Many years ago, the "end house" on this waterfront terrace was a coffee shop, selling coffee beans. Eventually, the shop was converted to a public house called the "Marine Hotel" and sold alcoholic beverages on the premises. Today, it is a bar and cafeteria.

There is no known reference to the other "end of the terrace" but I suspect it has some connection with a former brewery which was located there.

The town is well served by a plethora of pubs, takeaways, eateries of every description. Needless to say, the air is filled with aromas from a myriad of kitchens and frier's.

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Comments (16)

Jewels on August 4, 2009

Very charming scenery, again with wonderful details and contrast. I like it!

Kind regards, Julie

Steve Paxton on August 5, 2009

nice shot from Merryweather i know this would be Clara's end the Coffee shop. steve

©-Miguel A. Rodrígue… on August 6, 2009

Me encantan estos bellos rincones, saludos, MIGUEL

©-¤-¤-¤♥☻☺☻Miguel A. Rodríguez Terán-¤-¤-¤♥☻☺☻©

Hans-Michael Penzler on August 6, 2009

Very beautiful picture.

F. Torres Otero on August 19, 2009

Lovely, lovely scenery, this village seems so warm!!!! Very nice picture, Jim!

Best regards, Fran

MaryKnapp on August 20, 2009

Oh wow, did I enjoy looking at all the details in the enlargement, Jim -- the flowers on the seawall, the aged bricks, the chimney pots...

I see that the tide washes tourists up on your shore, too! Ours will be drifting in pretty soon.

Cheers from Miami,


trikermike on August 24, 2009


Thanks muchly for the missive and info re Shearings, I intend to call them soon!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on August 24, 2009

Many thanks for all your interesting and generous comments

YBMW--this is a scene which always enthrals me Julie, each time I leave or enter the harbour my journey takes me past this old familiar staith ;>)

steve111--in the few hundred yards between the 100 year old swing bridge, and the ancient stone piers at the harbour entrance, there are very many English pubs, eateries of international flavour, ladies hair stylist!! Take-away's, coffee shops!! restaurants of great acclaim! candy floss stalls, oyster and sea-food stalls!! Wet(fresh)fish shops!! a tattooist!! THE DRACULA EXPERIENCE!! amusement arcades; a commercial ice making factory; shell fish storage tanks; a fish selling market!(replete with fishy stench); a rock shop(candy); iced-cream vendors; and finally a public toilet!! Well! you would! wouldn't you!! and just in case you need the services of a clairvoyant, you can cross their palms with silver! not that there is a silver coin of the realm of sufficient worth!!

©-Miguel A. Rodríguez Terán--Muchas gracias Miguel por sus amicable comment and visit ;>)

Hans-Michael Penzler--The tourists take a great interest in river traffic and are amazed at the antics of my little dog who has taken to posing at the stern of the boat for their benefit!!

Fran Torres--I am glad that you can sense that feeling of warmth Fran for that is the intention of all those people who work effortlessly to promote a feeling of well being!! This is a town in which you can chill out and relax in comfort ;>)

MaryKnapp--Many years ago Mary, tourists only came during the busy summer months. Over time, people got a lot wealthier and the town is better able to cater for their needs!! Now, the town is packed throughout the year, especially at week-ends!! Accommodation needs to be booked well in advance otherwise it's a sleep on the beach!! unless the tide is in!! ;>)) BTW Mary, in my day, I confess to having imbibed the evil nectar to the point of paralysis!! Having lived in an English pub with my parents, not very far from this scene, the habit came quite naturally!! Now I drink only occasionally!

Thanks for stopping by folks!!


romulus111 on August 25, 2009

Bardzo ładnie skadrowane. Super photo. Romulus

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 1, 2009

romulus111, to rzeczywiście dla mnie przyjemność, że wybrał do odwiedzenia mojej galerii i pozostawić tak wiele wspaniałych komplementów, jestem bardzo wdzięczny Romulus;>) Dziękuję!

Kind regards ;>)


Laurentiu Mitu on September 10, 2009

Nice place!!!

Happy Snapper on September 19, 2009

Is there a story behind the ID

Paula K on September 24, 2009

And a nice cup of coffee it is!!;-)


Wiper México on October 8, 2009

Esta es una toma muy buena de aquel bello poblado pesquero saludos desde México!

febrok korbef on October 15, 2009

Beautiful port edge. Very well done!!! :)

Best Of, febrok

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 26, 2009

This part of the old town has many cafe's, pubs, restaurants, sea-food stalls and take-aways!! The aroma can be quite overpowering at times!! Some of the buildings date back to the early 17th century!!

Laurentiu Mitu

Happy Snapper uk

Paula K


© febrok

I thank you kindly for all your lovely comments ;>)


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