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The Dairy Shop

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Sandwiches, Cafe, Delicatessen
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5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
+44 1395 513018
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Quick Bites, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very friendly and attentive, and delicious lunch meals

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Frank S
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Devon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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!

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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
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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.

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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
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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!

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Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review:-) More 

essex
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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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
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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!

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Thank you for your review:-) More 

UK
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139 reviews
86 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.

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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 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a lovely cream tea in this quaint little shop / cafe. We chose plain and fruit scones and these were fresh and tasty. Served with almost too much cream but I managed to fit this on the large scones. Lovely jam and ambience in this place. Loose leaf tea in individual pots was a nice touch and we... More 

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Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased your enjoyed your cream tea. Our scones are freshly prepared each morning and depending on the season, one or two more batches are made during the day. The clotted cream, jam and tea are all local too. More 

Cardigan, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Tasty, imaginative food - the crepes with ham, cheese & chutney were delicious. Proper pots of tea, very friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank you for your review :-) More 

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Additional Information about The Dairy Shop

Address: 5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1395 513018
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Cafe, Delicatessen

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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 - 16
  • 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

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