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Main Restaurant at The Arkwright Society

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Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

A lovely,simple restaurant,light snacky food,lots of homemade goodies and a nice atmosphere. Perhaps one or two of the tables are too Large for the room,bit this is to forget that this place,two and a half centuries ago,was the first industrial cotton factory,all facts elaborated on by a couple o great guides. I got the impression this is early days for... More 

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Thank G3AQS
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is inside the mill museum area. The prices are very good, we had a quiche which came on a big plate and very tasty £6.95. There was cakes which were gluten free and vegan, with very reasonable prices around £1.90. Staff great and friendly too

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Thank martin h
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

I have been here a number of time ,the food is so different every time we go look forward to trying the special of the day ,cakes are lovely too .

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Thank AngelaGater25
Stapleford, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

We always have a great time here as the selection for such a small place is most impressive - not just tea and cake (although that's all very tasty) they also do hot lunches, breakfast etc. The food is good quality, generous portions and home made. The café itself is quite small, but in the nice weather there is a... More 

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Thank Claire L
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Nothing special about this restaurant, trhe Arkwright exhibition or the shopping. Don't bother! No different than any other such place.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

We visited here as the café by the canal doesn't open until 10am and this restaurant services bacon and egg baps! We have visited a few times this year and will continue to do so. Your reviewer had a bacon and egg bap and companion had a toasted tea cake with a pot of tea for two. Food is always... More 

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Thank Ian1200
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

You read about scones like these. Cheese scones, sultana scones, date and walnut scones. Plus numerous other cakes, toasted tea cakes and cooked breakfasts. Heaven. The scones are intimidatingly large and weighty - but don't let that put you off. They are surprisingly light to eat - although you won't need to eat again for some time. Ah - and... More 

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Thank OlderGuy1956
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

A great tea and scone venue (the scones are intimidatingly large!). The location is part of the original Arkwright Mill, now being restored. Food and history in one convenient location :)

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Thank S T
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great value cream teas along with a wide range of hot meals, cakes and sandwiches. Friendly staff and disabled friendly.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

I stopped here for a refreshing cup of tea on a chilly morning. The service was very good and there was a good selection of cakes etc on offer. This is a lovely, friendly place and I always enjoy visiting it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock

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