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Dickens Sweets and British Museum

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Afternoon tea

The English antique items kept us busy "remembering". Tea & coffee very good. Tea biscuits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maryanntopaz
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Chilliwack, Canada
Birthday tea

I was very impressed with the overall place. Tea was served as it should be. Worth the time to... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Gay B
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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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45945 Alexander Ave, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 1L7, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Stopped in to quickly pick up some of our favourite, hard to find tea, and spent half an hour wandering, looking at all the interesting things they had! Wide selection, from mugs to candy, baking utensils, cheeses, baking. The staff was friendly and helpful. Will...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I would not eat there again. The food is way too expensive and you get very little for your money. I was very disappointed in this place.More

1  Thank april c
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Hello April, I am extremely sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your choice of food & the price paid. In the almost 17 years of operation I have not received such a comment before. By way of explanation, we pride ourselves in offering...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The English antique items kept us busy "remembering". Tea & coffee very good. Tea biscuits are a must.

Thank maryanntopaz
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maryann, Thank you for visiting Dickens and for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate you and hope you can come back soon. Our 20th annual Animated Doll Christmas 🎄Village opens on Tuesday 13 November. A must-see !!!!

Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I was very impressed with the overall place. Tea was served as it should be. Worth the time to go. The museum part was so put together. The candy shop. You can definitely stay for 2 to 3 hours. No cost to check out the...More

Thank Gay B
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you Gay for taking the time to review Dickens. It is always our pleasure to bring enjoyment to our guests. All of our ventures throughout the museum, tearoom, bakery and shop are truly a labour of love for both management and staff. Having visited,...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

My wife took my eight year old granddaughter to the museum and for high tea for our lunch The sandwiches and pastries served on a three teared plate was her favourite parts of the museum, she liked eating the fancy sandwiches and cakes, her words....More

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Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our tearoom and museum. Your comments are much appreciated. We are especially rewarded when we hear that the younger generation enjoy their visit as passing along customs, traditions and history are very important to my family and...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have been here a few time and always taken out what I have ordered although to do service “High Tea” The biscuits are tasty and of course very heavy.

Thank Bradley T
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a delightful place to enjoy high tea or a delicious lunch. There is a lot of British memorabilia to view and you can purchase items from their bakery and visit the candy shop where there is almost everything you could imagine to choose...More

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Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us. All of our staff do their very best and it is lovely to know that they and our store are appreciated

Reviewed May 28, 2018

The staff are amazing - and the variety of products is almost overwhelming. Come to get what you want or stay and putter around --- quite unique.

Thank ctichel1
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Dickens. You are so right....our staff ARE amazing ! Small, independent retailing is a lot harder today so we really appreciate your support. 18 years and still growing strong !

Reviewed May 27, 2018

Huge variety of candy but be careful of the bulk selections. Some are stale so ask for sample before purchase. Lots of baking and candy making supplies, a bakery full of British foods like scones and pasties and meat pies and fruit pies plus a...More

Thank Pamela K
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Hi Pamela, Wow ! I am shocked that after 18 years of selling the freshest of imported sweets you suggest that some are stale. Dickens is famous for its variety of over 400 jars of sweets which I can assure you are sampled frequently by...More

Reviewed April 28, 2018

A Chilliwack gem! Love going there for a look around at all the antiques and curios and picking up some treats for home. Reminds me of being in London again!More

Thank 205Amy
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

A huge THANK YOU Amy for taking the time to review us. It is a great comfort to us all to know that everything we are continually working on is enjoyed by so many. It is thanks to folks like you that we still growing...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

British food can be bought cheaper elsewhere .. their steak pies are amazing ... black pudding is bland.More

Thank shell90857
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dickens will always do their best to match prices at equivalent British shops. Naturally we cannot be expected to compete with supermarkets who offer no personal service or choices. We pride ourselves in almost 18 years of destination shopping with amazing service and experience in...More

Reviewed March 12, 2018

Large selection of British goods, plus all kinds of interesting kitchen ware. They have a lovely selection of the old fashioned candies in jars sold by the pound. Nice bakery with delicious gluten free squares and pastries.More

Thank Louisa C
Anne H, Owner at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Hi Louisa, I appreciate you taking the time to review our establishment, Thank you. It made my day to know that you enjoyed our new line of gluten-free deserts. With the demand increasing for this item I was pleased to find such a good variety...More

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MT E
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Anne H | Property representative |
Yes we do. In fact we have several gluten free "goodies" in the shop too. For further information please would you contact our Catering Manager Trudi at 604.703.1981. Many thanks. We look forward to seeing you.
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vickidavis2015
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Anne H | Property representative |
Hi Vicki, Thank you for your interest in our British store & tearoom. We do have gluten-free selections on our menu as well as many items for purchase in the shop. We look forward to seeing you soon. Anne. Owner.
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