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The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
AVOID!!

Like others I which I'd read the reviews first. The cafe itself was full of piles of rubbish? The man serving was very unkept and rude. There was only one other family in the cafe (these should have been big warning signs!) the bread was stale and the salad consisted of mountains of yellowing... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Elaine Q
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Like others I which I'd read the reviews first. The cafe itself was full of piles of rubbish? The man serving was very unkept and rude. There was only one other family in the cafe (these should have been big warning signs!) the bread was stale and the salad consisted of mountains of yellowing iceberg...eww...all at extortionate prices...AVOID AT ALL... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a smelly,grubby experience! How we wish we had read the reviews before eating there. I suppose the empty Tea Room should have given us a hint. My husband and I had a Ploughmans each but had to share the butter on his plate and the pickle on my plate between us! My sisters Ham sandwich had no butter and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I fully agree with all the previous adverse comments. I also experienced an over priced and unclean establishment with an owner who was obviously only interested in making money out of tourists with little respect of what he was serving up.The most appalling experience of all was the disgusting smell of sick to the left of my table. Abandoned the... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We wanted a quick drink after arriving early for the peak cavern tour and wandered past this tearoom. After walking upstairs into an empty tearoom with an interesting odour we gave it the benefit of the doubt and asked the owner if we could have drinks. We were met with the rude reply of 'only if you order scones or... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I asked if they allowed dogs in and he said "yes,if i order scones" I told him i don't like scones so he said " I can't take the risk then" I am not sure what the risk of a small well behaved dog in an empty cafe is but i walked out anyway. The place is musty and dated... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Well, well, well. As others have rightly said, what a dive! It's only saving grace could be some quaint surroundings and a quirky owner. It never is though! The man is dirty, he is rude, his cafe is in appalling condition and is untidy and dirty and the food is stupidly expensive. He told a couple to leave as they... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After reading the reviews, I thought I'd go and see for myself, as after all, I have a wicked sense of humour! Asking if we could simply have two teas, the owner belched out a simple 'no', but 'yes' if we had some scones with them. We obliged of course! The shop itself is in dire need of updating and... More 

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Kiveton Park, UK
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 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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Address: The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton
Cuisine: British

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  • 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: British

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