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Escaping the rat race in the hope the weather might have its kind face on? It's a trek, that's for sure, so let us help you make it easier, more fun and A LOT more tasty. (But don't forget to do your very own tailor-made search to find YOUR Top 5 too!)

Here are our Top 5 Pitstops on the well-trodden path from West London to West Cornwall -

1. Dinton Pastures & Dragonfly Café (7 minutes from Junction 10 of the M4)
The perfect steam run-off for small people so it definitely helps if it's dry out there! Great expanses of park, excellent playground and a good park café for sustenance.

2. Cobbs Farm Shop (5 minutes from Junction 14 of the M4)
The new indoor play barn really makes this the ultimate family-friendly foodie Pitstop, with its fantastic kitchen café. A long-standing favourite of locals and passers-by alike.

3. Tiffin (5 minutes from Junction 20 of the M5)
The ultimate way to break a long motorway journey... the seaside! The guys at Tiffin are tea & coffee experts and there's something for everyone on the food front. What's not to love with sea views and a bracing beach walk?

4. Monkton Elm Garden Centre (8 minutes from Junction 25 of the M5)
More than just a garden centre. The new restaurant makes it a relaxing journey-breaker, with a very appealing outdoor children's play area to boot! Prize the kids away and enjoy a spot of retail therapy too.

5. Lakeside Café at Roadford Lakes (A few minutes from the A30 near Launceston and Okehampton)
A proper leg-stretcher where kids play to their hearts content and adults soak up the view and tranquility. All with a local, fresh lunch to top it off. Great for gluten-free diets and super convenient.

It would be wrong not to mention the great 'Pitstops' that Pillows & Pitstops recommends in West Cornwall itself. Ok, so they might not be strictly 'en route', however they are well worth a visit in their own right...
Cornwall Gold - A whole day out, just off the A30 at Redruth
Heartlands - Biggest free adventure playground in Cornwall, also just off the A30 at Pool

Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen


Bath Road
Hungerford
Berkshire
England

The Dragonfly Cafe at Dinton Pastures Country Park


Davis Street
Hurst
Berkshire
England

Tiffin


11 The Beach
Clevedon
Somerset
England

Monkton Elm Garden Centre


Monkton Heathfield
Taunton
Somerset
England

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