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The Hidden Tearoom and Bistro

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The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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  • 7
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
Disgusting place and service. Owner a complete fool and rude.

Absolutely terrible visit. The owner, as others have found, was arrogant, rude, plus he looked dirty and so did the cafe. It should be inspected, as it is dire. £8 for a simple sandwich and if you only want drinks you have to leave immediately.

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kiveton Park, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Another visit to the only cafe in Castleton we will go to. Cheese and salad baguette, homemade scones and homemade jam with proper Cornish clotted cream and a first time try of the Thunder and Lightning cream scones, complete with Mocha coffee and tea. The Mocha was absolutely gorgeous and the cheese salad baguette was really fresh and appetizing. Then... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere. Mike has become a good friend of ours, having coming here with my parents as a child. If people cannot get his sense of humour or the purposely outdated tea room, then that is their loss. The food is not expensive for where you are. It's the peak district, not meadowhall. I am there every other... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Absolutely terrible visit. The owner, as others have found, was arrogant, rude, plus he looked dirty and so did the cafe. It should be inspected, as it is dire. £8 for a simple sandwich and if you only want drinks you have to leave immediately.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a shockingly bad experience here! The place, aside from being completely weird in terms of decoration and atmosphere, was a filthy mess. There were dead flies all over the windowsill and the eating and drinking equipment we were given was dirty. We had already ordered lunch (which we instantly regretted after receiving lumpy tea and coffee) from the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a very strange experience at this tea room. Upon arrival the owner pointed to a member of our party that is British born Palastinian and said that the 'menu might be in her language' and does she have a note from her forign currency to stick on the wall to join his collection. He then got very funny... More 

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South Yorkshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The owner is a very odd chap indeed.... he made it very clear on walking up the stairs that he does not serve just drinks - you have to eat and drink, or you are out immediately. The setting from bygone era and clearly hasn't been updated in many years. After a failed visit to a nearby pub for lunch,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We called one lunchtime just wanting soup and bread, which was ok, nothing special. We asked for glasses of water and were given 2 small bottles of water, cost £4 !. My wife had a hot chocolate afterwards and he tried to get her to have a scone with it. Total cost nearly £17, very poor value compared to most... More 

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1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Please read !!! I live near Castleton and decided to take my brother in law and his family who are from Scotland for a day out. Shortly after arriving we stumbled, unfortunately, upon "Harold Steptoes" hidden tearoom and bistro. As we entered the establishment my desire for some afternoon nourishment was dealt a step by step blow with every climb... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although the food was overpriced, the landlord is a nice funny chap. I really like the taste of the food and I like the jokes the landlord made which are quite funny. You can really enjoy yourself here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Having arrived early for the Peak cavern tour on a cold drizzly February day we went into the nearby Hidden Tearoom and Bistro for a cup of tea & coffee. Our first impression was bad, tatty and dirty, and we should have just left, upstairs was dark and dingy. We were the only customers and he bullied us into ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton

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  • Cuisine: English

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