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Main Restaurant at The Arkwright Society

Coffee Shop, British
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Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
scrummy cakes

It’s always a pleasure to revisit this quirky cafe. it has had a make-over since we last came, and an added bonus of new loyalty cards on the drinks ~ (with a better deal than other cafes ,in that only 8 drinks are needed before a free one is offered!) The cakes are amazing, too many to choose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
hellebore49
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Situated at Cromford Mill, the restaurant was lovely, can recommend the egg and bacon roll for breakfast plus a very large pot of tea! Very friendly staff, nice environment and view to the outside. The cakes looked delicious, wish we could have gone back later for one!!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as the Cromford Wharf cafe was being refurbished. Had tea and toasted tea cakes very nice, not too busy when we visited and very pleasant lady serving. They also serve Jacket potatoes, paninis and yummy cakes, might try them another time!

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Derbyshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Cottage pie and roasted vegetables. Bottom- mostly watery over herbed gravy and a small amount of meat. Top- overcooked watery, tasteless potato mash. On a blind tasting I wouldn't have identified it as cottage pie. I have tasted much better £1 cottage pies from the fridge of a student. The interesting part was how they managed to get the potato... More 

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Staffordshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I think I may have reviewed this place before, but. worth mentioning it again! Called on a cold, icy day, just after Christmas. A warm welcome and good warming food to match. A choice of freshly prepared... and I do mean freshly...food to suit all purses and tastes. A good choice of specials, baguettes, salads and hot meals. We chose... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It’s always a pleasure to revisit this quirky cafe. it has had a make-over since we last came, and an added bonus of new loyalty cards on the drinks ~ (with a better deal than other cafes ,in that only 8 drinks are needed before a free one is offered!) The cakes are amazing, too many to choose (one reason... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

While in Cromford on business we ate here several times. There is a really good selection of rolls and baguettes made to order - choices for vegetarians and of bread type (including gluten free which was irrelevant to us but could be important to others). The jacket potatoes were oven baked which rare these days. Both rolls and potatoes came... More 

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matlock
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134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Hardly memorable......just your average cafe selling overpriced bits of cake,and drinks. Poorly trained staff who are obviously work shy.A cheerful greeting would have made all the difference.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I go here with my 4 yr old daughter for dinner. I always enjoy whatever I have. The cafe has a wide choice of home made dishes that are beautifully made. My little girl is always happy with her lunch and the selection of homemade cakes they have to offer. We love visiting the shops in the court yard. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, British

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