Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
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By TractorBoy
#1405974
Last time we went we sneaked into the students cafe - its about 5 mins walk - and had some extremely cheap, yet surprisingly decent food.

Edit: but don't ask me for directions.....!
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By Chilli Monster
#1406002
Past the Tower, Turn right at the 'T' junction, past the mosque (portakabins), next left.
By Bobcro
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Hot and cold snax are also available at the garage both Sat and Sunday. The Costcutter shop is open on Saturday and offer a good range of snax.
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By PeteSpencer
#1406103
Many thanks chaps: Last minute change of plan: Info filed for future reference.

Peter
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By Flyingfemme
#1406152
Genghis the Engineer wrote:I don't think you need to sneak - I really don't think that they mind who goes in there.
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ISTR that they ask for your student ID and charge a bit more if you don't hsve one. Simples.
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By cloudhopper
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Flyingfemme wrote:
Genghis the Engineer wrote:I don't think you need to sneak - I really don't think that they mind who goes in there.
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ISTR that they ask for your student ID and charge a bit more if you don't hsve one. Simples.


The uni run Costa places and Cranberrys do that but not the CSA
By diverdriver
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Not that you'd want to leave airside now that mandatory airside passes are being brought in - £10 each for locals - and they wonder why residents are leaving!
By mpk
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I went into the College Arms bar yesterday for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Didn't need to eat but asked questions and swa with my own eyes......a full bar/pool table, Chinese menu, pies etc., salad/sandwich bar (in 3 separate parts), Sky Sports, bands on sometimes. Not a pure airfield cafe but only 5 minutes walk away. Much more choice than any airfield cafe I've been to. And if you just wanted a take away there is a fully stocked mini-supermarket next door. And 2 ATMs.
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I often eat lunch there when I'm on campus at Cranfield.

Lunch (as you say, hot: usually 2 choices plus pizza, salad (with or without a baked potator), or fresh sandwiches - three serveries) is 12-2. About 4 evenings a week "Uncle Lim's" Chinese does silly amounts of food very cheaply, and the bar never seems to close. If all else fails in the evenings, there's usually a kebab van just opposite.

Just around the corner is also the Cafe Bookshop - which is open pretty much office hours in the week, does nice food - probably £7 for a meal rather than £4.50 in the College Arms / Social Club), and you can browse the aviation textbooks as well.

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