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“Don't mind if I do!”
Review of The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap
Ranked #7 of 18 Coffee & Tea in Bury
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Don't mind if I do!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

This is my 5th visit and never get bored of it as you can choose 5 other different cheeses for a sharing platter from a huge selection. But the Flamin' Eck is a must for spicy cheese fans. So in my case it is 4 plus the Flamin' Eck. Always well presented, with a quality chutney, butter and grapes, with always the option for more if you run out. As the owner has now introduced alternative Friday nights I will be looking to book for a group of friends so we can enjoy a few bring your own alcoholic beverages to go with the cheese. Toilets are immaculate and my wife loves the little towels to dry your hands. Such a unique place and definitely a must when visiting Ramsbottom. Would love a choice of some quality salamis to compliment the cheese, or even a few silverskin pickles would go well on the platter too. Looking forward to our next visit soon.

  • Visited June 2013
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Liverpool
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A cheese lovers dream”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you like cheese this is as close to heaven as you can get. There is a huge selection and we go regularly and have the 5 cheeses platter with a coffee.Very friendly staff and if you are lucky you can get a place on the sofa at the rear of the eating area. The B.Y.O cheese nights are when you can really overdose on cheese and red wine and leave feeling very happy!!. You have to reserve for one of these nights as not surprisingly they are very popular. Thanks to you all

  • Visited March 2013
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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely, but lacking an eye for detail.”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The idea behind this place is really lovely, but there are little details lacking which leave it feeling a touch amateurish. The decor is clean and fresh but not at all cosy, and, combined with the large pine tables has an almost late-80's feel. The size of the tables (seats 4 at the smallest) also contributes to the lack of cosy atmosphere. Two easily remedied minor issues are 1)the tea is just tea bags, not loose leaf, and you get a coffee cup to drink it from, and 2)the music- when we were there, the radio was on (radio 2 showtunes- uurgh!), which really lowers the tone and, again, contributes to the lack of atmosphere. Otherwise, this is a really sweet little place- they have a good cheese selection and the cheese platters are beautifully presented, delicious and very generous. I would visit again, but perhaps with friends or a large group rather than with my husband.

  • Visited January 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Say cheeeeese!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

A great place go for a coffee and cheese. Excellent choice of cheese served by such a nice guy in dominic the owner. Hes so knowledgeable. Try the BYO drinks night,very enjoyable.

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Thank Alex R
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cheese & Coffee”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lovely atmosphere, great staff. If you can try their BYO nights, they get booked up very quickly. The cheese selection fantastic!

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