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Address: Unit 1, Lancaster Road | Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington, England
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Successful Heath Robinson business!

Stepping into the rock factory was like going back in time but highly entertaining. The history of the business was explained using a pseudo-magic lantern show and that proved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Burton Joyce, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went to the John Bull rock factory, on a very rainy day. Was very busy, queuing out of the door. Was a bit crazy, as only so many go through at a time, you watch a short video first. Then a door opens and you go through to the rock rolling area. £1 to roll a piece with your initial... More 

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Burton Joyce, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stepping into the rock factory was like going back in time but highly entertaining. The history of the business was explained using a pseudo-magic lantern show and that proved very appropriate as we proceeded into the factory itself. It was really low tech with a lot of heavy work done by hand and the mechanisation such as it was primitive... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did this on a wet Monday. We were around it in 45 minutes which included a wait to make rock. I wasn't impressed by the visit as no one told us or our children anything about the rock making process- a wasted opportunity as there were loads of families there with interested children.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After doing a Google search for things to do in the area, it pulled up the John Bull Rock Factory. Having memories of buying rock on my holidays with my dad, we decided to do it on route to the beach. The factory is next to the shop and a soft play centre. We followed the sign for the Factory... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Do not miss this its for all ages, the staff are so friendly and explain everything, you get to make a stick of rock ( a very big one at that), sample some Yorkshire biscuits and make a chocolate lolly. Seeing how the rock was made is amazing and there's a very good shop too. The building next to this... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visited with a 12, 10 & 8 year old, we arrived before opening and it was quite busy but we only had to wait around 15 minutes before we could go in. All the children got to make their own stick of rock for £1 each which they enjoyed, staff were all friendly and it was interesting to see how... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The tour is self led but as you go through the factory the staff talk to you and tell you all about what they are making. Very friendly staff and the personal touch with the staff was a nice touch. We found the 'rock' making very interesting esp how they make the letters. Free samples and a lovely shop to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

There is a lack of consistency here. Some visitors were given rock on entry,others not.some were given chocolate lollies,others not.the place seems to come to a standstill when it gets busy. The cafe staff can't cope and we witnessed a family complaining about the wait,having waited forty minutes for our lunch. This Place could be fantastic it just needs some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Rock factory ok. kids play area ok. Only one card payment machine between two cafes and the pay desk.young kids running all the catering. No organisation at all. Added to a forty minute wait for a toastie.play area with one baby changing no disabled toilets get your act together

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good little place. Great to see the rock being made close up. Staff couldn't have been more friendly. Kids loved it. Won't be here long but really good value. Great cafe next door as well.

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Address: Unit 1, Lancaster Road | Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Bridlington

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