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“Aggressive and rather nasty”
Review of Hobb's Cafe

Hobb's Cafe
Ranked #33 of 88 Restaurants in Bakewell
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Cafe and craft centre with stunning views over Monsal Dale.
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Went in here recently with some relatives who were on holiday - I have never encountered such hostility to pensioners and pushchairs. We were spending £60 between the 5 of us but we were told we were not welcome as we were taking up too much room.We objected to his nasty manner and he just became more abusive. We asked for a refund and left. It completely spoilt our day and left us feeling very upset and also mystified - why would someone with such a bad attitude want to run a cafe?

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7  Thank fiona f
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raylambe, Owner at Hobb's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Aggressive and rather nasty ? Well, I suppose that sums up my response too.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Please do not eat here if you have children. The Manager is incredibly rude and aggressive and obviously does not want customers with little ones - even if they are very well behaved!Stay clear!

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5  Thank Boardtreading
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raylambe, Owner at Hobb's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

And as they left, the words "we'll get you on the internet" passed from her lips.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We always stop here for refreshments when we are walking around Monsal Head at weekends. Pricey but friendly, very clean and good food and drinks.

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Thank tea4three
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raylambe, Owner at Hobb's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We spend much of our free time in this lovely area and always gravitate towards this cafe. Even if this place were underground with no windows we would go back for the cakes alone! The Lime and Coconut was a particular favourite. Great views too!

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1  Thank Melanie S
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raylambe, Owner at Hobb's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thank you. My current favourite's the coffee and walnut. And the chocolate guiness. Oh, and the...............

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

I'm suprised by the negative comments here, particulary the one about racism because I've visited this cafe many times over several years with groups of friends from China, Taiwan, India, Iran, Iraq and other places and we've always found it to be friendly. Some shortbread once arrived at our table on the house which was a nice gesture. The food and cake is always nice although a bit on the pricey side. The craft shop inside the cafe makes an interesting addition. The location is stunning, my favourite place in the Peak District and my favourite cafe.

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1  Thank Skye-tourist
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raylambe, Owner at Hobb's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2013

Thanks for the comments. I've eventually decided to respond to the racism one if only to help explain but it still saddens us even now. See you soon.

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