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Woods Cafe

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Callywith Cottage | Cardinham Woods, Bodmin PL30 4AL, England
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Woods Café on a family trip to Cardinham Woods. All of the food we had was excellent. The sausage sandwich was delicious, and we tried the savoury cream tea - which included a bacon and spring onion scone with bacon jam and cream cheese. It was wonderful! On top of that, the homemade elderflower with cucumber juice and... More 

Thank th0ughtfulmum
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely lunches and cakes in the most stunning location. Retains a traditional tea shop feel within a cute cottage. Fantastic outside seating. Kind staff.

Thank Ruby057
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food in a lovely setting! Serving tasty homemade cakes and lovely pots of tea, either outside in the summer or next to the fire in winter! One of our favourite places!

Thank Clare B
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We googled the best Cornish Cream Teas and Woods came up. Located in the Cardinham Woods which seemed popular with walkers and cyclists, this pretty old cafe serves great cream teas and other dishes until 4pm. About 5 mins drive from Bodmin centre.

Thank PistolPete2009
St Austell, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cardinham woods with the dog, knowing that we could stop at the cafe at the end of the walk. We both had their Ploughmans, which was absolutely delicious! No run of the mill cheddar cheese, but a lovely piece of Brie and blue cheese. Lovely fresh bread and a great salad - and the pickled onion - wow!!... More 

Thank Brigid B
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Woods café on a rainy day after a walk in the woods. My husband and I ordered a pulled pork roll and my daughter a sausage roll. We had to wait for a while but knew this would be the case as they had taken a large order for a big group just before us and did... More 

Thank strawberryblushes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little cafe in the middle of beautiful woodlands with great walks surrounding it. Couldn't have asked for a more ideal setting to enjoy our lunch. We ordered a Sandwich and a ploughman's with tea and scones for two to finish! All ingredients locally sourced and homemade. Cheese was gorgeous, we made sure to stock up on more from local... More 

Thank Catherine E
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Cardinham Woods, a great place to walk with kids and dogs very good access for the physically challanged, many of the trails are flat and firm hardcore underfoot. Also great for mountain biking,and horse riding. Many various walks, and then of course, this lovely cafe which is very dog friendly. Unfortunately we had to... More 

Thank Stuart C
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long wait for 3 coffees, 2 scones and 2 cakes, we were hoping the wait would be worthwhile. Alas, not. The scones and cakes were over baked and very dry. I'd never eaten dry carrot cake before.....I have now. The coffees, although lukewarm rather than hot, were otherwise fine.

Thank Carrabess
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few years ago and have always recommended friends to visit here if they have dogs and want delicious food and drink. We have returned to Cornwall this week and this has been one of our first stops. My partner had a pulled pork ciabatta and said he will be moving to Cornwall to have one... More 

Thank Katrina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Healthy
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callywith Cottage | Cardinham Woods, Bodmin PL30 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bodmin
  • Phone Number: 44120878111
Woods Cafe is a beautiful cottage cafe in the middle of Cardinham Woods. Open all year round, we serve warming home-made stews and soups in the winter and doorstop sandwiches with an ever changing specials menu throughout the summer. The cream teas are fantastic and the cakes are always fresh. We try to use local produce and suppliers where possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?