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John Bull Rock Factory

Address: Unit 1, Lancaster Road | Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington, England
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Ranked #12 of 16 Activities in Bridlington
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited the Rock factory one rainy afternoon. Entrance to the factory is very cheap and for an extra pound you can roll your own rock which was a good laugh. The history film at the start of the tour is a bit boring but the rest of the tour and process is very interesting and free samples all round the... More 

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scotland
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We turned up for a visit with our 2 kids to a sign on the door saying no tours until 1pm as boiler was broken !!! But funny enough there was a tour just coming out with approx 30 people who said there was nothing wrong with the boiler and they reckoned it was a delay tactic because they just... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

£2.50 gets you a visit to the factory where you can watch rock being made from start to finish, all by hand, and with an enthusiastic commentary. You even get a bit to take away! The shop is great, and the cafe serves good quality light lunches. Recommend you phone up for factory tour times with the winter season approaching.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's £2.50 to enter the factory, there is a lovely man, Albert, who talks you through what is going on in the factory, from the boiling to the cutting of rock. We were given some rock to try before it had hardened, lovely! For £1, you can roll your own rock with a custom letter through the middle, that is... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't visit here expecting to fill in a morning or afternoon; as the tour is fairly brief. We took three kids(eleven to four) to see how rock was made; they were decidedly unimpressed. Even though it was very busy,we were in and out in about 30 mins! There's just not a lot to it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to John Bull Factory not really expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised. It's so interesting seeing how they put the letters in and watching the rock making process. We even got to make our own personalised rock for an extra £1.00 - well worth it. You also get to see the biscuit and chocolate making part of the... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited with two friends over the summer and we had a great morning at the factory. For an extra £1 you can roll your initial into a stick of rock while watching the professionals creating huge sticks of rock which was great fun. The entrance price was very fair and we had lots of fun trying the samples :)

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I visited John Bull's World of Rock at Bridligton on Friday 5/9/2014 with my husband, a friend and her two daughters. I phoned at lunch time to see what time they closed, I was told 3.30pm. We arrived at 3.15pm to be told that the factory had closed, the lady then checked and said they were still open. We paid... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a really lovely trip! Reasonably priced, not too long and the staff were so friendly. Great for all ages. Of course there is the added bonus of the samples!

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great couple of hours spent watching how letters are put into rock. Hardly any machinery involved, all done with experienced staff. Fascinating and well worth the extra £1 to roll you're own letter in some rock. Don't rush through the rock making section, stop and watch.

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