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“Avoid: poor quality food, dirty interior and poor cleansing”
Review of The Maltings Cafe

The Maltings Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Clun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $10
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open 10am-4pm seven days a week. Serving fairtrade tea & coffee, cold drinks, cakes and scones, breakfast, snacks & lunches.
Chaddesley Corbett, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Avoid: poor quality food, dirty interior and poor cleansing”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We should have done an about turn upon entering the premises. Externally it had looked fine.

The menu advertised £4-65 for a ham and cheese toastie. For that price, one expect a quality product using good carved ham and possibly artisan bread. Oh, no! What I received was a sandwich consisting of cheap 'Mothers Pride' style bread, a tiny scattering of cheese and economy thin sliced ham. If I had sought a salad dressing for the side, I would have been required to pay an extra £1. Inexplicably it took 30 minutes to cook up this awful lunch despite the tea room being quite.

The interior is filthy. We were sat next to a radiator that was covered by an encrustation of grease and builder's dust. The toilet had not been cleaned for a long while.

Disturbingly, when a member staff decided to clean nearby table tops. She used a dustpan and brush that had probably been used on the floor. I suspect that if this act had been witnessed by an Environmental Health Officer there would have been hell-to-pay.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

A group of six stopped off in Clun on Sunday 22nd July - we were hoping to eat in the White Horse (but their kitchen had closed) and it was the same story at The Sun. So we ended up in the Maltings. Initial impressions were good; the staff were friendly and the people outside recommended the scones. The exterior is pretty and decorated with some very nice carvings, which were apparently done by the owner, however once inside our impressions of the place were less favourable. In particular, the sandwiches were poor. Slightly stale sliced bread which tasted mass produced in both brown and white - so certainly not home made - and bland fillings. At a rate of £4.20-50 this was disappointing. Two people in our party had toasted sandwiches (toasting was extra), and were asked for an extra pound for salad. To be fair, salad and a few crisps were included in the price of the sandwiches, though whether the salad added anything is debatable.
The scones were fine, though, although served only with jam and whipped cream, no butter.

  • Visited July 2012
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