Annandale Water Services, M74

No dogs allowed inside here, but there is a seating area out the front which catches the sun on warm autumn days. There is also a lovely sheltered spot round the back – a great place for lunch al fresco on a sunny afternoon. Buy lunch from the M&S Simply Food at the petrol station on the way in, get your cappuccino from Costa and you are all set!

The Olde Toll House tea room, West Linton

The Olde Toll House tea room in West Linton – just next to the playground in the park. Good soup but they don’t do real bread here – not enough demand apparently. Coffee machine is noisier than a washing machine so bring your ear plugs!

View from the adjoining park – the tea room is the building in the centre distance.