Ockham Bites


A decent and somewhat surprising place to stop off on the A3 Southbound from the M25. This is the first in a random series of reviews of cafés which the regular reader will be aware are something of a favourite of mine, for example in this posting in praise of the greasy spoon.


This is an easy location to miss; when leaving the M25 at the A3 travelling South you immediately get offered a chance to turn left for food. If you are not expecting this you will quickly pass by and miss the chance of a somewhat different breakfast.

If you do turn off you are greeted with some parking in the middle of a wooded area, a small building in the style of a tourist information booth and some wooden benches. I arrived just after 7 am as the shutters were opening and realised that the Ockham Bites is closer to a van than a caff, I did enjoy my egg bap and fortunately it was a warm morning – in the rain the experience would have been far less congenial.

One oddity was no marmalade for toast which seemed odd given they sell sweets and other odds and ends.

Last Thoughts

The photo of the pheasant is actually taken whilst I sat outside enjoying my breakfast; it makes a change from shooing pigeons. In the fifteen minutes I spent at the Ockham Bites no end of removal vans and builders parked and popped out for breakfast. I would have liked a proper sit in greasy spoon with chips and cups but I would definitely come here again.


About Tony Jones
Big Finish writer, reviewer and blogger, I'm interested in science fiction and Doctor Who. I review for CultBox, The Doctor Who Companion and others. I am also Lead Writer for Starburst Magazine, and write the occasional piece for Vortex, the BSFA critical magazine.

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