Once described as early British Rail: dark wood-lined walls, tiled floors and wipe-clean tables. Here you are not only eating cheaply but also imbibing recent history. In the 1960s and 1970s, the restaurant was a recognised stop-over on the hippie trail east. Messages were left here, cars bought and sold, and information exchanged. Hippies who couldn’t remember anything else could remember “that place that sells puddings — the pudding shop”.