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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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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Best avoided

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 2
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Myself and a couple of friends visited the Hidden Tearoom after reading about it in numerous national news papers. As you approach the tea room it looks closed for business its that dark and tatty. We entered the tearoom the downstairs was almost pitch black only lit by the light coming from the upstairs room. We were welcomed by a... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have a long story to tell but just take it from me this place should not be open. It is an embarrassment to Castleton and the Peak District National Park. Somebody local please start a petition to close it down, it is that bad. It will drive visitors to the village away. I am upset and disgusted by it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

£3.95 for a Christmas Scone, that is a Scone with no jam or cream, just butter. Tea and Coffee with mouldy milk. Total £7.95 Scary experience.

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Prague
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A unique experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. A great story to tell! Wandering through the village we spotted a sign for the 'Hidden café' and thought we would try and find it. The name was intriguing and intrigue is what we got. This is not Starbucks or any of the other perfect chocolate box tearooms in the local... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Having read these reviews we decided to visit. Sure enough, no words can prepare you for the unique step into what is definitely the worst tea room in england. Peer through the smoggy atmosphere and be greeted by a deralict downstairs junk shop, Dusty old dolls houses,a staring stag, and a collection of miniature Christmas houses. Hot chocolates fiercely pushed,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Don't even bother a horrible experience! Just got told to leave before being served because we wanted only tea and scones!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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