You don’t need a V8… to stop at V-ATE

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Ferraris don’t often feature in CBW, but the owners of this auto-themed diner are keen to attract coaches. V-ATE

Jonathan Welch pays a visit to a small family business with a passion for food and classic vehicles which is hoping to draw in more coach parties

There are some things which, if you’ll pardon the pun, are bread-and-butter for a CBW journalist. Test drives, service news, Government policy, funding, vehicle launches. But every so often, something comes along that’s just a bit different. This time, it wasn’t a vehicle launch, but rather a vehicle lunch.

As regular readers will know, CBW is itself a small business, and we’re always keen to support other small businesses where we can; I’m sure that’s something that many coach operators will be able to empathise with. So at the invitation of founder and owner Victoria Burden, I found myself heading along the A17 to stop off for lunch at V-ATE, a new automotive-themed diner which is seeking to diversify and draw in more passing coaches.


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