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The Brown Bear Cafe - CLOSED

5-7 High Street, Ripley DE5 3AB, England
+44 1773 740455
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
May 28, 2015
“afternoon tea”
May 28, 2015
“lovely afternoon tea!:))”
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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5-7 High Street, Ripley DE5 3AB, England
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed May 28, 2015

went to the Brown Bear today with my granddaughter , after pre booking our afternoon tea , (you can go without booking , but may have a wait if busy ).our large platter arrived fairly quickly crammed with our choice of sandwiches and scones ,...More

Thank sandra w
Katy R, Owner at The Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2015

As per my previous comments The Brown Bear Cafe is closed and this review is for a different business in the same space with a very similar name - there is NO CONNECTION between the two.

Reviewed May 28, 2015

i went to the brown bear with my grandma for an afternoon tea after some friends had recommended it . First of all we had the option of a tea or a coffee ,I had a tea.Then we got to choose what flavor sandwich we...More

Thank Hollyberry2003
Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The staff are friendly and the place is clean. Food ok and the prices average. Recommend for a coffee or lunch time snackMore

Thank pink611
Katy R, Owner at The Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2015

As the owner of The Brown Bear Cafe the business which was previously above Hurst Chemist can I again point out that we stopped trading on Christmas Eve 2014. This review must be for The Brown Bear Coffee Shop who now occupy the space but...More

Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've eaten here lots of times, but went for breakfast today - the first time since it's been taken over. Everything has become a bit more average than before. I don't think the quality of the food is as good as before, and my beans...More

1  Thank chifchaf
Katy R, Owner at The Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2015

As the previous tenant of the space above Hursts and the owner of The Brown Bear Cafe can I just take the opportunity to make the point that The Brown Bear Cafe has been closed since Christmas Eve 2014. Any reviews after this date are...More

Reviewed November 4, 2014

We looked for a suitable place to stop for lunch during a long journey and through Trip Advisor found the Brown Bear Cafe. A great lunch stop - plentiful and varied menu - lovely Eggs Benedict!! Good coffee - perfect fit. You do need to...More

1  Thank SBS_York
Reviewed October 27, 2014

After visiting this cafe a few times previously I returned with a friend to the usual warm welcome. I ordered the small ploughman's platter and glass of sauvignon blanc. A beautifully fragrant glass of wine arrived shortly followed by my lunch. Presented on a slate...More

Thank ninahodson
Reviewed September 20, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely lunch today at The Brown Bear Cafe. Lots of choices on the menu, friendly staff, good service, nice atmosphere and good value. We'll be back!

Thank Emma B
Reviewed September 18, 2014

I entered the cafe and browsed the cake counter, a member of staff barked at me to sit down, I explained I was choosing what I wanted and she just glared at me. I took a seat and after waiting ages for someone to take...More

1  Thank dolly2807
Katy R, Owner at The Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2014

am sorry you feel my staff were rude, I have only ever had positive comments before. They would have been trying to get over to you that we offer table service rather than you ordering at the counter and the member of staff in question...More

Reviewed September 18, 2014

We tried here as we liked the name but were sorely disappointed. We were browsing the cakes at the counter and were rudely told to sit down. We chose a table and waited 10 minutes but nobody came to take our order, the staff seemed...More

1  Thank nikki f
Katy R, Owner at The Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2014

I am sorry you feel my staff were rude, I have only ever had positive comments before. They would have been trying to get over to you that we offer table service rather than you ordering at the counter and the member of staff in...More

Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have been to the Brown Bear for breakfast on a number of occasions and each time the food has been good quality, well presented and cooked well. All the staff are very friendly and there is a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. Adrian

Thank adrian c
Katy R, Owner at The Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are really pleased that you like our café and hope you come back to see us again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$4 - $19
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 High Street, Ripley DE5 3AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ripley
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 740455
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Description
Friendly welcoming cafe serving freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches & cakes. All our food is prepared and cooked on the premises using fresh produce which, where possible, is sourced locally.

We sell great proper Italian coffee a wide range of teas and soft drinks and are fully licenced.

We also have a retail area selling fantastic artisan products made in Derbyshire.
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