Inside photo of the Carlton Transport Cafe. This actual room in the Transport Cafe has been supplying food since 1946,,, thats 60 years,,, it takes some beating,,, visit this golden oldie when down this way.
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The Carlton Transport Cafe is located about 8 miles after leaving the M25 London Orbital at junction 29 on the north side of the River Thames. This cafe is listed on the Tom Tom Sat Nav POI list available as a free download on Cafe list pages on this site. This Transport Cafe has easy access and exit from and to the A127 eastbound. The owners directions and comments are as follows,,,
Carlton Transport Cafe is located on the A127 Southend Arterial Road, You should leave the m25 at junction 29, proceed easterly along a127 for approx eight miles the Carlton Cafe is about half a mile after the A132 turnoff for Wickford, it comes just after a JET service station and has a slip road entry and a large CAFE sign, you cant miss it!!! . The Cafe was established circa 1946 and is known throughout UK. It has been owned and operated by Terry Mayo since 1986. It has 50 covers, toilets, and parking for several vehicles in its own car park with direct access via slip road off A127 and slip road exit. There is no overnight parking at this time. Terry says Visitors are always assured of a warm welcome and good hot freshly cooked food,,,
The Carlton Transport Cafe
(by Honiley Avenue)
Full 24hour answering services on telephone line plus FAX same number
Mobile Phone NOT AFTER 22.00HRS GMT (10PM) PLEASE,, THANKS!) 07983 624 272
Hours of Business.
Monday to Friday 0700hrs - 14.00hrs
Saturday 07.30 - 11.30hrs
Sundays and Bank Holidays Closed
Find this Cafe on the POI Transport Cafe File Download on all cafe list pages(Points of Interest) or enter WICKFORD,,, THEN HONILEY AVENUE,,, NUMBER 1,,, AND YOU ARE RIGHT ON TARGET,,,(number one is not the carlton cafes address, but,, it does put you dead right on a sat nav please see address details above for correct address) what dont I do for you drivers,,, the postcode is a little short of target by some 100/200yds on the A127.
This is the Transport Cafe entrance from the parking area which has easy access and exit from and to the A127 eastbound
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The Carlton Transport Cafe has been supplying meals since 1946. If you look at the black and white photograph you can see the wording on the boarding of the Gable end, it says WORKMENS MEALS, the same wording on both side boards,,, then take a look at the fast food on order,,, good old Spam Chips (I personally like a couple of pristine eggs with it),,, with peas or baked beans,,, eggs were hard to come by then, not cheap (cheep cheep) as they are today. The OXO signs on the window,,, still as good today,,,, I used to buy an Oxo for a farthing and eat it on the way to or from school. The Carlton today still supplies a variety of meals for passing drivers and the general public, but the range has to be, and indeed it is much greater than in 1946 when a war was still finishing. This 2006 range of meals is as extensive as any Transport Cafe in the Uk from what I could see. Terry says Visitors are assured of a warm welcome and good hot freshly cooked food.
Its a nice easy stop for HGV and other drivers,,, just keep an eye out for the orange sign as per the photo,,,
Other Photographs and menus of The Carlton Transport Cafe on the A127
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Photograph of the Carlton Transport Cafe taken in 1946 which is notable because,,, WW2 in Europe had just finished in May1945, but conflict continued from Japanese troops against The British Empire & American forces in the far east. Japan surrendered on 2nd Sept 1945. I wonder if an ex serviceman started the Carlton Truck Stop all those years ago.
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Looking Eastwards towards Southend-on-Sea
Looking west N. R. Barnes heading east towards Southend-on-Sea
External view looking Eastwards towards Southend-on-Sea
Looking Eastwards again towards Southend-on-Sea
Light Meals Menu
Please note the menus are correct at time of photograph in december 2006,,, prices will change as time goes by obviously, but you can judge the current value.
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