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The Dairy Shop

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5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
+44 1395 513018
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Dairy Shop Sidmouth is one of those little gems that every special town...
The Dairy Shop Sidmouth is one of those little gems that every special town has. It has developed over the years from a small deli to a fantastic atmospheric coffee shop/cafe. Providing the best coffee, hot chocolate, pasties and pies to amazing Greek platters. Eat in or take out. Clotted cream by post service. Come in and soak up the atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE: We are closed from 1st January and re-open Monday 18th January at 10am.
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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Service .

Excellent food and wide choice of hot drinks.small menu but food is fresh and tasty .Also provide fresh sandwiches ,pasties etc and drinks to take away.Pleasant staff .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Betty M
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and wide choice of hot drinks.small menu but food is fresh and tasty .Also provide fresh sandwiches ,pasties etc and drinks to take away.Pleasant staff .

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Thank Betty M
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Whilst on a visit to Sidmouth I found a lovely little shop with a café. The staff were very friendly the service was very good and the food was very nice. I would recommend this place.

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Thank bigjohn2_uk
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Really enjoyed the savoury crepe and salad and the best hot chocolate! A cosy atmosphere and great service. Thank you!

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Thank Carolyn L
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your hot chocolate and crepe. More 

Charmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is not a mono culture venue - its quirky its eclectic but the food and staff are extremely pleasant and the menu offers a range of things to try. The menu is of a sensible size so you know its not a venue that cannot do an omelette because it has not been delivered. (true story). It reminded me... More 

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Thank HPFussy
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Dairy Shop and we are pleased you appreciated your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Caterham
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

While on holiday in Devon we visited The Dairy Shop and had a very enjoyable lunch. My Husband had a Cornish Pasty and I had a Homity Pie which was delicious. The waitress explained to me what it contained. There was a very friendly atmosphere.

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Thank WendyCaterham
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to review your visit. More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Visited on,Saturday,had a lovely pastie with a cup of tea,also serve sandwiches,pies,different cheeses,biscuits,honey and preserves.And the off licence section sells local beers and cider.Highly recommendable.

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1 Thank jantre
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review:-) More 

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We went into this tea room as my parents had been there several times in the past. The service was OK. The coffee was good but hot chocolate particularly good. Lots to look at inside with interesting goods for sale. Service could have been a bit warmer.

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Thank Rebecca B
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary comments on our hot chocolate and coffee, we are glad you enjoyed them. We are sorry that on this occasion our customer service did not meet your expectations. More 

Ripley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great little cafe, very welcoming and a lovely atmosphere. We used it twice on our recent week's holiday, once for a late breakfast and the second time for lunch. Serves the best Americano.

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Thank Lynn R
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you appreciated the atmosphere and coffee enough to come back again for lunch. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After having breakfast at the hotel I just bought food and drink at the local bakeries & greengrocers and the health food shops.

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Thank 80daffodil
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review:-) More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A friend recommended this and three of us went in for tea and toast. Very disappointed as some of the toast was mouldy. We did not complain as the one who recommended was paying and we felt uncomfortable about doing so. Reluctant to go again, but to be fair to them at some point i will and will review it... More 

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1 Thank Bangel2015
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

We have tried to contact you to discuss your review regarding your visit in October 14, some 10 months ago, but have not received any response from you. Our till system allows us to track all past transactions and further information regarding your visit would have been helpful. We take great pride in customer satisfaction and it is not clear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Soups, British, Cafe, Delicatessen

Description

The Dairy Shop Sidmouth is one of those little gems that every special town has. It has developed over the years from a small deli to a fantastic atmospheric coffee shop/cafe. Providing the best coffee, hot chocolate, pasties and pies to amazing Greek platters. Eat in or take out. Clotted cream by post service. Come in and soak up the atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE: We are closed from 1st January and re-open Monday 18th January at 10am.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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