The Tower is one of those huge places you only get at the seaside - designed to extract maximum custom from rainy days and a short summer. It's on the main drag in Skeggy - honoured seaside town of childhood. (If you're from Derby you have to go to Skegness for your holidays.) And it's just across from the Aroma Coffee Bar - also worth a visit.
The ebcb is superb - complimented by the quality crockery you get at the Tower. The very generous bean allocation masks some gorgeous seaside chips and nice pink bacon. And look at that funny egg - it looks a little like an alien seed pod has popped out just a few seconds earlier.
They've gone for that rustic / slightly ski-lodge feeling. Lots of wood and candle-like lights. But they've gone a bit further than most would - with antlers and stuffed birds scattered around the place. And it's huge - seating for 160. Imagine 160 people chomping down on knickerbocker glories and banana splits. That's the glory of the seaside.
Pay your bill or be cursed by The Eagle of The Tower.
Gents is the perfect cafe word. 'Gentlemen' is too formal - too posh. 'Men' is too unfriendly and matter of fact. But 'Gents' is just right. The right mix of friendliness and respect.