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Snape Maltings | Nr Aldeburgh, Snape IP17 1SR, England
01728 687 980
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One more wonderful Cream Tea in pleasant surroundings

Stopped off to look at the Concert Hall after a day touring the locale. Stumbled upon 1885 (not really, as it is upstairs) for tea. Without a moment's hesitation we fell under their spell and had yet another Cream Tea (seventh since we left home a week ago, not all at 1885!) Big fruity scones... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
StephenWestSussex
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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English first
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Seriously the Best Breakfast Ever! I promised I would return and I did and I wasn't disappointed. This Cafe consistently produces quality freshly made food. I had the smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast and it was delicious. My wife had the bacon buttie - beautiful (the bacon buttie and my wife). The staff are so warm and welcoming.... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So glad we decided to return after our previous experience as it wasn't the best to say the least . But after the acknowledgement from owners that our experience was not acceptable and that it was also acknowledged by staff and dealt with immediately we realised that it was not complacency but an unlucky glip ! Well what a difference... More 

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

1885 is a pleasant restaurant sitting above the large retail outlet at the Snape Maltings. Nice staff and friendly service was spoiled by the very disappointing Tapenade of olives, pate and local breads. A real pity really. Coffee was nice though.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped off to look at the Concert Hall after a day touring the locale. Stumbled upon 1885 (not really, as it is upstairs) for tea. Without a moment's hesitation we fell under their spell and had yet another Cream Tea (seventh since we left home a week ago, not all at 1885!) Big fruity scones, good jam and cream and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped for coffee on a busy Saturday afternoon. We can't comment on the "edibles", but the coffee was good (we'd have preferred a slightly richer blend, but that's down to personal tastes). It came in a very generous cafetiere, with a decent amount of milk in a proper jug - always a plus point in our book! What impressed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Amongst the galleries and outbuildings of Snape Maltings, hidden on a small mezzanine floor above fashionable home and garden wares lies one of the most delicious informal dining experiences in Suffolk - a worthy destination in its own right! . Renowned for it’s use of fine local ingredients, prepared to order at very reasonable prices, this café is a true... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On a recent visit to Snape Maltings i decided to visit Cafe 1885 for lunch as i had never eaten there before and i must say i am glad that i did. The fish platter i ordered was excellent, and as i was told from a local supplier, this was followed by one of the best cups of coffee i... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

popped in for a cup of cappuccino and cake during shopping trip. Lovely little cafe with good choice and good service. Perfect fit with ambiance of snape maltings

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and appreciate your posititve feedback about the team's service and the overall ambiance of the Cafe and the Maltings. Hope you visit again soon! With kind regards Alesha Gooderham Owner More 

London
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food and general ambiance were excellent and the service from the waitress on our table very pleasant. My only 'constructive' criticism is that it had clearly been very busy and several of the staff appeared to be getting tetchy with each other. Hospitality is stressful but please don't air this while you're walking down the cafe next to tables!... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Dear Anon Whilst I appreciate your incredibly positive comments about the good and general ambience of Café 1885 it was so concerning to read your comments about our team. We have investigated your suggestion of staff rolling cigarettes very thoroughly and having checked staff rotas and when the team took their breaks and also for any CCTV footage and we... More 

Suffolk
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The cafe is located on a mezzanine floor at Snape Maltings. Below is the main house and home shop busy with shoppers. Upstairs you can take a rest from shopping (or come in from a long dog walk) and enjoy fresh food. There is a full brekafast menu, a lunch menu and all day brunch. At weekends the tables can... More 

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SnapeMaltings, Owner at Cafe 1885, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review, you have definitely captured the spirit of what we are trying to achieve at the Maltings. Your comments are much appreciated by all the team from across the shops and in the Café. Looking forward to seeing you at the Maltings again soon, Kind regards Alesha Gooderham Owner More 

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Address: Snape Maltings | Nr Aldeburgh, Snape IP17 1SR, England
Phone Number: 01728 687 980
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Snape
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: Snape Maltings | Nr Aldeburgh, Snape IP17 1SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Snape
  • Phone Number: 01728 687 980

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  • Cuisine: British

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