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Town Mill Cheesemonger - CLOSED

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Cheese Retirement

Justin, the cheesemonger, has decided to retire. Back in July 2015 he annonced to The Mill his... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
gwizzz
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Our last visit as sadly closing

We have been to this cheese monger several times each time we come to lyme. Sadly they are closing... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2015
david c
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London, United Kingdom
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Dec 30, 2015
“No great loss!”
Dec 30, 2015
“Cheese Retirement”
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We are an unashamedly old-fashioned shop, based in the historic heart of Lyme Regis, amidst the stimulating company of the other creative and artisan businesses at the restored Town Mill. All our cheesemongers are fully trained and keen to share...more
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The Town Mill Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU, England
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

I, for one, am looking forward to seeing a new (& more customer-friendly) retailer when I next visit Lyme Regis Town Mill. The cheesemonger may have won awards for his cheeses but, in my experience, he was always bottom of the list when it came...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

Justin, the cheesemonger, has decided to retire. Back in July 2015 he annonced to The Mill his intention to retire and to sell his business. He expressed a wish to sell the Town Mill Cheesemonger. The Town Mill indicated that, potentially, a new Cheesemonger would...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have been to this cheese monger several times each time we come to lyme. Sadly they are closing on January. Very good line of products, large signs saying please don't handle which is fair enough for fresh products. Maybe not large enough for those...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank david c
JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2015

Thanks! A pleasure to serve you. Justin

Reviewed November 9, 2015

Really like this shop, they have a great selection of local and unusual cheeses, including some that I haven't seen anywhere else. The proprietor is very friendly and is obviously very passionate about cheese, he was even able to point us to a couple of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Town Mill Cheesemonger is by the Town Mill complex just off Combe Street (or a short walk from the car park on the main street), and the very authoritative owner will talk you through the cheeses he offers. There are also chutneys, vinegars, and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015

Many thanks for your kind words and your support! We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Justin

Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

It's basically a shed. It looks bigger on photos than what it actually is to be honest. But wait until you hear this.. I picked up a wrapped piece of smoked cheddar with intent to buy only for it to be taken out of my...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2015

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our shop. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Lyme Regis. I won't bother fully repeating my response to an earlier review that you have obviously read, but will direct you to the...More

Reviewed September 2, 2015

Every region, for that matter every county, should have at least one of these: a first-rate cheese shop, managed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic people, specialising in local produce -- in this case, from Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall -- particularly cheese from smaller producers that...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2015

Thanks for your custom and support. Hope to see you again. Best, Justin

Reviewed August 26, 2015

I walked into this shop yesterday and picked up a piece of cheese ( wrapped of course) to look at only to be snapped at by the owner to put the cheese down as it's not suitably wrapped to be handled!!! Well I felt about...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2015

I'm sorry that you felt my restrictions on handling cheese to be excessive. However, the plentiful signs and earlier polite request not to handle the produce were clearly insufficient for you. We do not wrap our cheese in rigid plastic to enable handling - we...More

Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lots of cheese to choose from, great selection! As we were having difficulty due to the big choice the staff were very helpful in giving us descriptions of them and letting us taste them. If you go you must try the Apple Cider Cheddar! They...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2015

Thank you for your generous review. I'm delighted that you had a good time - please come back! Best, Justin

Reviewed July 24, 2015

I really looked forward to seeing this shop and was rather disappointed. The assistant tried to be friendly and informative but clearly was not an expert and we expected a little more tasting than the two we tried. With a little effort it could be...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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JustinLyme, Owner at Town Mill Cheesemonger, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2015

I am so sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. Clearly the member of staff who was supposed to look after you didn't rise to the challenge. We have had an experienced staff member move out of the area this week and are...More

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