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Mermaids purse

The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
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Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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- Jun 3, 2014
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English first
east yorkshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nice snacks and grounds. good staff. Inside sitting on little stools not ideal, but in wet weather there is no option to sit outside.

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Kirkby on Bain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

On a rainy half term there was just a little place to enjoy a warm with coffee and a cake. The lovely shop attached had a fantastic selection to suit all budgets with no rubbish in sight. Such a lovely place to have a break on your tour of the town.

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Baldock
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101 reviews 101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were the only people and yet we still had to serve ourselves. There was no loo. The coffee was horrible. The staff just stood chatting with no interest in providing a service. We will not return.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We called in for a coffee but would have been tempted. Despite the place being empty and there being two members of staff, we had to carry out coffee to the table. The coffee was from a poorly kept machine and tasted horrible. Never again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Norwich, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We arrive to find a clean place to have a cup of coffee and cake. Only 2 people there but we were told the reason which could not have been help or avoided at short notice. Services was very good and met with a smile. And the Lavendar cake was lovely. We will be going back again.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We came across this place as we decided to have a ride out to Wells-next-the-Sea, and after shopping etc felt a bit peckish, this was the only cafe that had free tables. We purchased two rolls, one with crab and the other crayfish, both rolls had fresh salad inside and the bread was lovely and fresh. We were served by... More

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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited the Mermaid's Purse on a miserable Friday in April. Being four adults and a 2.5 year old we searched hard for a suitable cafe in Wells - the deli on the front would have been first choice but they had almost run out of sandwiches; several others had signs stating 'No Pushchairs' which didn't suggest they were going... More

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Winslow, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having battled rain and wind out to the sea shore and back, we decided to refresh ourselves in this cafe. On entering chose item from menu on wall to be told that was not served anymore. Friends enquiry as to the ingredients in a dish was met with sarcastic response about his ignorance by a woman I took to be... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Cold and wet we arrived to a very cold reception. Asking if the the pies contained garlic I was told by the owner that "everyone knew pasties did not have garlic" . Asking for the toilet or place to wash my hands I was told in no uncertain terms that they had none as their customers could not look after... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our family went to grab a quick coffee and cake in wells after a long walk on the beach. As we sat down with our dogs, we were quickly asked to move by the owner, who was just outright rude. The couple sitting next to us also got a rude remark from her when they were talking about her shop... More

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