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The Hidden Tearoom and Bistro

The Stones, Castleton, England
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Ranked #11 of 12 Restaurants in Castleton
Cuisines: English
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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English first
Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

2 words .... Filthy hovel!! Avoid at all costs! Dirty plates and cups Flies all around Filthy owner , no customers in but plenty of people around! Says it all really. We tipped our drinks away for fear of catching something bad and left! Should have never entered but hence didn't see trip advisor before we went in. If you... More

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essex
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We found the tearoom unlike the other visitors as we were the only customers. The décor is old and it did look like the business was going through a bad patch. We did not have any hot food but what we had was nice but a bit expensive. The tea was however made with loose tea leaves. The owner is... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The owner was boastful of his business, there was no one in it. Every year we have gone in just once and every year it has declined. The restaurant was cluttered and appeared dirty, the owner was dishevelled and his hands appeared dirty when serving the food. Although the scones were lovely the home made jam was too sickly sweet... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My suggestion- keep well away from here. Castleton is a lovely village and everywhere seemed to be of a good standard except the Hidden Tearoom- oh that it has remained hidden but we were looking for ice creams and cream teas and he seemed to be offering both at a reasonable rate. We ate outside so didn't have to suffer... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited this tearoom on Saturday 12th July during a family weekend to celebrate my brother's50th birthday. The owner managed to reduce one of our young people to tears with his 'humour' which resulted in her and her boyfriend leaving us and put a HUGE dampener on our wonderful afternoon. We had already placed an order for cream teas so... More

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Stockport
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Tea rooms very run down. Dirty with no toilet facilities. We decided not to eat as the place as it was so disgusting. Intimidating man, who looked dirty, became nasty on us trying to leave!

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We too went here, we're told that we could not have coffee on its own so we ordered the proffered scones, and they were delicious.... Lovely circus models moving to keep the kids entertained, owner telling us stories of when mark Benton and robson green were filming local and eating there, was a strange bloke admittedly, but not rude just... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Stay well away from this place, the owner doesn't deserve any business what so ever, we went in and asked for a drink of tea and a glass of coke, he was very abrupt with an attitude as he said "we only do tea and scone and not tea on its own" I replied well I only want a drink... More

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Cornwall UK
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Called in after a walk to the caverns. We asked for a table for two the owner said do you want tea and scones I said we only wanted coffee he said we do not do just coffee, so we left. We went past the place a few times and it was never full. The owner and the tea rooms... More

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were a party of 4, not such regular visitors to Castleton these days, but we do visit the area at least 4 or 5 times a year, sometimes more. I've spent a lot of hours in Castleton and being a 'centre' for the area I've found most of the cafes, Pubs and shops to be some of the best,... More

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