We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dairy Shop

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Sandwiches, Cafe, Delicatessen
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
+44 1395 513018
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Quick Bites, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 133 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere, good service

A great little cafe, very welcoming and a lovely atmosphere. We used it twice on our recent week's holiday, once for a late breakfast and the second time for lunch. Serves the best Americano.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Lynn R
,
Ripley, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ripley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great little cafe, very welcoming and a lovely atmosphere. We used it twice on our recent week's holiday, once for a late breakfast and the second time for lunch. Serves the best Americano.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you appreciated the atmosphere and coffee enough to come back again for lunch. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After having breakfast at the hotel I just bought food and drink at the local bakeries & greengrocers and the health food shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review:-) More 

Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A friend recommended this and three of us went in for tea and toast. Very disappointed as some of the toast was mouldy. We did not complain as the one who recommended was paying and we felt uncomfortable about doing so. Reluctant to go again, but to be fair to them at some point i will and will review it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

We have tried to contact you to discuss your review regarding your visit in October 14, some 10 months ago, but have not received any response from you. Our till system allows us to track all past transactions and further information regarding your visit would have been helpful. We take great pride in customer satisfaction and it is not clear... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a delicious lunch, a platter with three different kind of cheeses, salad, warm bread. It was really to much. When we arrived they put a fresh jar of water on the table and refilled it immediately after. The service was great, the food was tasteful and the owner boxed the cheese that was left over and put some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your nice comments. We are pleased you appreciated water on the table and that you enjoyed your platter. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very cheesy quiche, was lovely but could've been served warm. The pork and apple pie had a great filo pastry but the flavour was lacking and was only saved by the accompanying onion chutney. Unfortunately, I left a bit disappointed in light of the reviews here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our quiche is always served warm and in your case, I prepared this myself and it left the kitchen at the correct temperature. However, I see you have taken photos of your food before eating to post on Trip Advisor, so perhaps during this time the quiche lost its heat which it would do quite... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a lovely place to relax after lots of shopping! It seems very popular,with a steady stream of customers coming in. The salad was fresh,tasty & the cakes were yummy too! Tea comes in a teapot with an old fashioned strainer,very sweet! The waiting staff were very helpful & took pride in their jobs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your food and appreciated the local loose tea. We will pass on your complimentary comments regarding our staff to them. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Often visit the dairy with my mum when having a 'girly' few hours out in Sidmouth, bar far our favourite place to go! Lovely food, good service and nice atmosphere! Milkshake are amazing too!!! Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review:-) More 

essex
Level Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A lovely friendly couple own this tea room. Had the best cream tea there and was probably the cheapest I found. All the goods are available for sale - fruit filled jam, Miles tea etc. The Dairy Shop is quaint and beautifully old fashioned place which we would love to return to.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your Cream Tea and look forward to seeing you when you return! More 

Swanage, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really tasty, great value. Loads of dips Lovely lunch worth every penny. What more can I say.. Try it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review:-) More 

UK
Level Contributor
142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Popped into the Dairy Shop whilst in Sidmouth following the good reviews on Trip Advisor. It has a good choice of speciality food on sale plus a range of cakes and savouries to either eat in or take away plus speciality teas and coffees too. Very friendly and attentive staff too. Worth a visit next time you're in Sidmouth.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your Dairymans Platter and the service was satisfactory. More 

Travelers who viewed The Dairy Shop also viewed

 

Been to The Dairy Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Cafe, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dairy Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?