We were staying in a Travelodge for a couple of days, and just by it was Herbie’s Diner; if you are driving eastbound along the A14, the Huntingdon Road in Cambridgeshire, just near Swavesey, or even if you’re driving north, you can pull of at a handy junction and loop round to get there – you will see Herbie’s Diner and I really urge you to pull over, take a break and have some decent refreshments.

There were five of us and we had two breakfasts and two dinners, so we managed to cover quite a bit of the menu! As the name suggests it is an American themed restaurant, but even if you don’t like burgers (I don’t) there is an amazing array of other things to tempt you. Everything we had was cooked to order and was hot and delicious and there was lots of it – very generous portions! All the staff we met were friendly, pleasant, and efficient, which adds to the enjoyment if you feel comfortable and welcome! There was also a selection of beers and wine which we enjoyed with our dinner:

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An added extra is the great decor – it is all in jolly red and white and themed as the menu is. There were plenty of pictures, but maybe the star was the jukebox. it was playing Herbie’s selection of 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s classic rock and roll, plus the occasional number from ‘Grease’.

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I’m not sure when we will be able to go again, Cambridge is a long way from Somerset, but we’re looking forward to it!!

http://www.herbiesdiner.co.uk/

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Rather a fuzzy picture, but you get the idea!

7 thoughts on “Herbie’s Diner

  1. I love going to mom and pop diners in the states. My favorite breakfast item is corn beef hash and biscuits with sausage gravy. We stopped at a little place in West Branch Michigan and all the walls were covered with Elvis pictures. When I asked the cute waitress her name she said Candy. I said Candy what? She replied Candy Cane! We both laughed our heads off. Will never forget that girl, cute and funny.

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  2. I always have a little joke or a cute saying when I meet a girl and it gets them on my side. My Dad used to tell me that it didn’t cost a dime to smile and say have a nice day. It worked for him and it works for me. The technical term is implicit bargaining. I hope she remembered me for my smile and kindness but doubt it.

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    • When I was 17 i worked at teh weekend in a really old fashioned little café; there was an old gentleman who came in and always had sardines on toast and always left me sixpence… I remember him so maybe your waitress remembers you – not as a twinkly old gentleman I don’t mean!!

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  3. One of my favorite openers goes like this. What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino? Usual reply is What do you get? I answer ellifino! Always good for a laugh. Not sure I’d like being called twinkly. More the macho type. Older macho that is!

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