The Green Room - a Memory of West Byfleet.

If you look closely, just behind the R.A.C. sign, you can see a sign for The Green Room, which was a delightful little tea room run by two sisters I think. It was very elegant and seemed to belong to another time altogether.

I have a very distant and cherished memory of having a morning coffee there with my mother around 1967 when I was six years old, but no one I have ever spoken to can remember the place. This photo is the first time I have ever seen any proof that it did actually exist, and wasn't just a figment of my imagination.

Martin Virgo


A memory shared by mcvirgo on Jul 14th, 2019.
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Sat Jul 20th 2019, at 8:53 pm
Julia Edwards commented:
I remember the Green Room very well; my mum didn't like cooking much, so she often used to take us there for lunch during the school holidays, they did very good traditional meals like roasts, cottage pie etc.
I think it was certainly run by two sisters. They also sold the most delicious cakes, I especially remember something called a "Jumble Cake" which, as its name implies, had a bit of everything in it, including, mysteriously, solid pieces of chocolate - I never could work out why they hadn't melted when the cake was being baked!
Mon Jul 15th 2019, at 5:43 am
Nick Beard commented:
I dont remember the tea shop in West Byfleet. However I remember the one in Weybrige next to the bank by the church. It was still there in the early eighties. I remember the sugar tongs as they fascinted my daughter.

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