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“Expensive and long waits but good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of High Head Sculpture Valley

High Head Sculpture Valley
High Head Farm, Ivegill CA4 0PJ, England
+44 (0)16974 73552
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Ivegill
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Expensive and long waits but good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

High Head is a reasonably long bike ride for us so we decided to go for lunch there one day. When we arrived and walked through the door we were greeted by a young waitress who seemed to be very shy and intimidated- not qualities you would expect from a waitress. She whispered to us to sit down and order at the counter when we were ready. We both decided upon the leek and potato soup which was available with 'guiness bread'. Upon enquiring as to what was the nature of this mysterious bread and as to whether it was alcoholic the waitress simply said 'I dont know how to desribe it'- when it was quite simply crusty brown bread. To be fair the leek and potato soup was to die for but we became very hungry after waiting for half an hour. considering it was a special it should not have taken that long The chocolate milkshake with a scoop of ice cream provided both desert and drink however one of the group ordered(at the time of ordering main courses) gingerbread and custard. One of the other waitresses came to take our dishes away and said "did you order gingerbread" they replied "yes" and she said "I'l do it for you now"- another nice long wait. With another feeble "sorry about the wait" they served the dish. The small portion you got for £3.90 was declared delicious. Overall, the food was absolutely lovely however, the service wasn't great and the value for money was also poor but we would recomend to any patient or wealthy people passing by!

Visited August 2011
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Stumbled across Sculpture Valley by accident trying to find somewhere for coffee, just off the motorway (heading North). With 2 toddlers we were taking a chance, and figured it mught be OK for a quick coffee - it was fantastic!
After a meandering, but well sign posted, 10min detour from the M6, you'll find it.
Dont be put off by the the inital approach -we nearly turned away on the car-park! Head into the coffee shop, and you will be amazed that this place exisits, tucked away here!
Before entering into the coffee shop, browse the gallery - the art i personally could take or leave, but some of the furniture was beautiful.
The homemade food was superb, an really reasonable - it was about £22 for the 4 of us for a light lunch and coffees.
After lunch, head out into the sculpture park - fantastic for the kids, the Peter Rabbit story and the swings were a good place to start before heading off to the labrytinth, or the stone circle.
The literature and website talks about B&B accomodation, and my impression is, as a stop off from the M6, in this area, you would be hard to beat it.
In short we were impressed, as regular visitors to the lakes (from Scotland), Sculpture Valley will be on the stop off list again!

Visited May 2011
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