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“Crockshards” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gibsons Farm Shop Cafe

Gibsons Farm Shop Cafe
Ranked #5 of 9 Restaurants in Wingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Crockshards”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Gibsons is a bit out of the way but is always well patronised.
We always find something interesting or tempting in the food shop.
We normally only go there for tea/ coffee.
It is light and bright and clean.
But it tries my patience sometimes .... ....it seems that they serve customers strictly in order so if you ask for a pot of tea just after someone else has ordered main meals for 6 you have to wait till every last chip is cooked.....well, that what it feels like!
A bit more intelligence required in the kitchen perhaps.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Maureen F
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English first
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money, great cakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The cafe offers excellent value for money, the food is hot, tasty and portions are very generous. The cakes are all homemade and delicious.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rachel R
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Breakfast well worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

I was introduced to Gibson's cafe by a friend and have since treated myself to breakfast or lunch there whenever the opportunity presents itself, either in company or by myself. The food is always top notch; freshly prepared, tasty, hot (unless you order a salad or sandwich!) plentiful and very reasonably priced. The young staff are always polite, friendly and somehow still manage to find time to ask if everything is going OK with your meal regardless of how hard pressed they are when it is busy, and it can get pretty busy, an obvious sign of how popular a venue it is both with locals and visitors alike. The open rural setting is delightful, especially so in good weather when it can be enjoyed from the patio area. If I was being very picky I could say that it can get pretty noisy at busy times but that is a small price to pay for what is otherwise such a convivial place to go.
It is also attached to an excellent farm shop that amongst other quality produce offers a fine selection of local bottled ales and a superb florist to mollify/delight your other half. What else could you possibly want? Highly recommended =D

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Goose W
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Friendly, great service, super staff, quality food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I'm fairly local and have the choice of several breakfast and lunch venues to meet with friends. The best one is Gibsons. My friends now insist on meeting here despite them living over 20 miles away, as it is without doubt the best cafe/restaurant for quality breakfasts and lunches with superb service.

The staff are smart and professional in their Gibsons uniforms and are warm, friendly, welcoming and always happy and smiling. They are conscientious and attentive and check that all is well with the food and if any other condiments or further drinks are required.

The food is cooked freshly using their own produce and the dishes come with very generous portions. The superb breakfasts will see you right through the day until dinner..!!

Highly recommended as the best local cafe/restaurant with great service from friendly and attentive staff.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Nige B
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“POOR SERVICE BY UNCARING STAFF”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

We went to the farm shop to pick up some veg and decided to have coffee and a cake. After being waved offhandedly to sit somewhere I ordered the refreshments and waited. After 25 minutes nothing appeared. Other customers were waiting ages but but the cafe was less than half full. I tried attracting attention but was met with a glare. We walked out!
Come on Gibsons, get rid of these rude kids and get proper staff. You will earn a fortune!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank manofkent1957
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