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Dobbies Garden Centre Preston
Ranked #451 of 684 Restaurants in Preston
Cuisines: British
Description: Dobbies garden centre is perfect for a family day out, with everything you need to enjoy your home and garden from flowers and plants to tools, furniture and homeware.
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Description: Dobbies garden centre is perfect for a family day out, with everything you need to enjoy your home and garden from flowers and plants to tools, furniture and homeware.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well the cafe hasn't improved since we were last here still haven't to wait some time at the drinks area due to lack of staffing not any fault of the people serving customers but not enough staff in the cafe area to cope with the amount of people wanting attention purely down to management not recognizing that their is a problem hope dilemma will improve

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank R4290HIjimm
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Dobbiescc, General Manager at Dobbies Garden Centre Preston, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi

Thanks for your review.

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Can you send your details to customer.service@dobbies.com so we can help?

Best wishes
Karen


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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for Christmas eve breakfast as we have done for the past few years. What a disappointment. The food was awful and cold. There was no staff and the ones that where on where miserable! No decorations or Christmas music.
We will definitely not be meeting here next year. Sad end to a lovely tradition.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Boddersdog3
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Dobbiescc, General Manager at Dobbies Garden Centre Preston, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi

Thanks for your review.

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Can you send your details to customer.service@dobbies.com so we can help?

Best wishes
Karen


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Reviewed January 12, 2020

Not very impressed at all in the staff, displays and all round presentation of the place. all i can say is could do better

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank brian m
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

Today I visited Dobbies and I am probably the only person ever never to have been. The sale is on and there are some good bargains at the moment.It was quite a pleasant visit overall.
We had lunch in the restaurant and my friend had beef in red wine and I was puzzling so the young lady made me a prawn salad specially which isn’t actually on the menu. We were served quickly. The lady on tea and coffee was very pleasant and whilst we were eating a lady came to chat and explained the cafe now closes at 4.30pm and the garden centre at 5pm. The staff have literally just been told their hours are being cut so it was sad to hear that. We were given a voucher for the restaurant and there were four good offers on at the moment eg. £5 off a £20 spend was one of them.One was scone of the month on a buy one get one free. At 4pm we had a Ginger scone with butter and a hot drink. It was delicious indeed and a new experience. The staff were extremely polite in the restaurant so I would like people to ignore the bad reviews and give it a try.
I must admit on the shop floor a lot of the staff seem a bit fed up but no wonder when they just had their hours reduced after probably working very hard at Christmas. Nobody appreciates retail staff nowadays.Worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank tillyflop1
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

What on earth is happening, is no-one running the cafe anymore, its dirty, over priced staff dont seem to care. The garden centre is been let down. Years ago was a great atmosphere now dreadful. Think its time store manager did something.

Date of visit: December 2019
4  Thank ccrlrl
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