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Scarthin Books

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The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This placeis a quaint book shop oozing with character ....reminiscent of a crooked house in a child's fairy tale , especially whilst negotiated the old staircase . I loved the selection of second hand books. They also sell new books and gifts . Small selection of fabulous pottery too . Cafe upstairs is fascinating as vines grow into the ceiling... More 

Thank Juliet T
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really lovely lunch here today with a friend. He recently turned vegan since when I've found it near impossible to book anywhere on our travels for us to eat, at least anywhere that would give him much choice! A great menu of fresh-tasting home-made (I'm sure) delights were in store for us. A friendly welcome from the staff,... More 

Thank EmTee76
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Scarthin Books because I love second hand bookshops. I'll admit it, I've never eaten there. However, I've got friends who have and say that the food is nice. I've had to give the place five stars , though, because I LOVE shopping for books there. Please don't judge the food based on my rating, judge the book... More 

Thank Chris I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Have been going there for years and years, not failed to find a book i must have. Food normally very good if you can get in

Thank IainShsron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We called in here as we heard that they had vegan food - it was lovely and the staff were helpful and friendly, great place will be back x

Thank candiceb853
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Whenever I visit this wonderful tardis of a bookshop, I have to make sure that I have ample time to explore the various rooms and cubby holes over several floors where treasures are invariably hiding. They do have a selection of new books, but specialize in rare, specialty and antiquarian books. The vegetarian cafe looks delicious and I am looking... More 

Thank Marusja H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

New to the area, we looked on Happy Cow for a place that loved animals so much it served vegan food to human animals. Hooray, we found one and it had books. We were excited and made our way there, the book shop promising lots of delights. Bang! Our happiness hit a brick wall. While dogs were welcomed into the... More 

Thank Carl_Jung2014
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great mixture of new and second hand books, in a maze of a building. Good model for Flourish & Blotts. Very helpful, and know their stock, as well as able to order.

Thank Wendy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The most amazing independent bookshop, awesome café and lovely views! Always worth a visit, on a great street too

Thank swagnacho69
Matlock, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Lovely place for a browse, Great tearoom too. Proper bookshop the way bookshops used to be. Climb the stairs and enter a wonderland.

Thank Doma27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Promenade | Scarthin 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?