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The Hidden Tearoom and Bistro

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The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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Cornwall uk
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have never felt the urge to write a poor review when visiting places.. Feel it's more important to praise the good in places rather than be negative but sadly I agree with all the " terrible " reviews I've just read... Felt dirty , smelt of stale smoke , way, way, way over priced for what we actually received... Tea... More 

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3 Thank pixiewestwood
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited Castleton for a day out and wanted to end a great day with a cream tea, unfortunately we chose the hidden tea room that wasn't hidden enough!! As soon as we walked up the stairs into the cafe we quickly regretted it! It stank of stale smoke the place was filthy. Cutlery, cups and everything else haven't been... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

we saw a sign for this place so decided to find it,wish we had not bothered after climbing up dirty stairs we entered the place which looked dirty and smelled awful this scruffy looking bloke came towards us i asked if he was open he was very offhand in his reply to us and rude we just turned round and... More 

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1 Thank coffeemad8
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Absolute rip off. Ignore his price list as he makes it up.£12.20 for 2 cream teas (with scones not so fresh) Steer clear of this place is my suggestion.

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1 Thank chrisp342016
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went there today, why we never walked out is beyond me, this place is filthy, stench of cigarette smoke is overpowering and the bluebottles buzzing around our heads really added to the atmosphere NOT. I ordered a Ploughman's as it stated a selection of cheeses,salad and pickles, my word....the cheese consisted of 2 chunks of old cheddar which had seen... More 

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2 Thank Steve R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Filthy Nothing on menu available except scones and baguette Expensive £7.95 for baguette No tap water served even tho we ordered other drinks Slow service Cream off Lettuce old Unbelievable - can't believe it is still trading. Feel sad that this man wants to spoil people's day out and rip them off - he could run a nice business in... More 

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4 Thank Biffboy
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Only wished we had properly checked it out.It was dark and smelly,looked like something from the dark ages.

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2 Thank Denise A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

If you're reading this after you've been ....it's already too late. It's all been said before. We just didn't check beforehand. A complete shambles it's a wonder it hasn't been forced to close down. Health inspectors take note.

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3 Thank Yugback
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Called for a cup of tea although had to have a scone as wouldn't serve otherwise (even though we were the only people there.) The place stunk, was full of rubbish, the tea came in a dirty caffitere and tasted of coffee. My child didn't drink his hot chocolate as he said it tasted of aftershave, can't comment on the... More 

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8 Thank emma h
Matlock, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I visited with 2 children I was looking after so we could have a snack before the hike up to Peveril Castle. The tea rooms was very run down but the owner was very chatty and friendly to the children. We had 6 small scones with butter, jam and clotted cream. I had a coffee and the kids had 1... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Cafe
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Lunch, Drinks
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?