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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)

Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
+44 1298 71017
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Cracking combination...good food and books!

Absolutely lovely place to spend an hour. We have often called here over the years as it as been a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bobwood
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I liked the place

We went there to look for some books and were helped in finding them It's a good bookshop The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bppp1
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe is one of the country's largest independent bookshops, offering incredible breadth and depth of titles and subject areas, for both general and specialist booklovers. Knowledgeable, friendly staff are on hand at all times, in a spacious, relaxing atmosphere in which you can browse at leisure. ***New Cafe*** We are very excited to announce that High Peak Bookstore Cafe is now open for business! Come and join us for a freshly ground coffee (we are proud to serve Fair Trade), or sample one of our Gold Award winning, loose leaf Novus teas. We have scrumptious home made cakes and we serve light lunches such as salads, sandwiches, soups and paninis. Do come and see us soon! High Peak Bookstore and Cafe boasts a large, free car park with picnic tables, and the rivers Dove and Manifold are just a short distance away. We also welcome coaches and appointments are not always necessary.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
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+44 1298 71017
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"coffee machine"
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"bird food"
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"cakes"
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"huge selection of books"
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"wonderful selection"
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"homity pie"
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"greeting cards"
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"extensive selection"
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"independent book"
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"buying books"
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"children's section"
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"book lovers"
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"this place by chance"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely lovely place to spend an hour. We have often called here over the years as it as been a brilliant place to find those different books at a good discount...but now even more reason to drop in as a lovely cafe has been added,...More

Thank bobwood
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a wonderful review...thank you so much for your very kind words, we really do appreciate you taking the time to tell us what you think 😊

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there to look for some books and were helped in finding them It's a good bookshop The coffee shop is wonderful Just the place to take your recently purchased book and sit down with a coffee and cake Best point of it -...More

Thank bppp1
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate your kind words 😊

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value for fresh, tasty food, served by helpful staff. Not an extensive menu, but cheese pancakes are fantastic. Lovely fresh salad with home made dressing, generous portions. Delicious.

Thank Louise J
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Louise...we really appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in and bought some books in the morning and called back in the afternoon for a cream tea. Delicious scone and cream accompanied by a nice cup of tea. Well worth a visit.

Thank jlr113
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review...we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for all your help. Charlie and I will call soon to enjoy the ambiance of your beautiful cafe and bookstore. You truly are extraordinary.

Thank ManchesterIce
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

No problem at all...just glad we were able to help :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's well worth a visit, buy a book & have a coffee & piece of cake while you read it. My friend & I visited yesterday she was treating me, wow was I surprised when I entered. The room you enter is now dedicated to...More

Thank Shelley020814
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words....really glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Nice little bookshop and lovely coffee shop food and service was excellent,big carpark and plenty of shade if u have your 4 legged friends with you

Thank odb30
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Thank you for your lovely words, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited today after a long Peak District walk in the dales around youlgreave. Slightly sceptical about the cafe which was more the purpose of our visit than the bookstore. Well, the cafe was excellent. Top quality coffee, reasonable prices, friendly staff and cakes to die...More

Thank Steve M
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Called in with our grandson,We really enjoyed our coffee, teas and home made cakes. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and pleasant surroundings,we only had a snack, but the food coming out of the kitchen looked good and well presented. The selection of books was first class,we...More

Thank Head_Chef_12
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review; we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Convenient roadside location (in a former garage premises) just outside Buxton on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this has been a bargain bookstore for many years. New ownership has recently given it a much-needed shot in the arm, with better stock than...More

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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review...See you again soon for tea and a browse.

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