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Cafe, British
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Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

Such a beautiful spot could so so much better in its cafe facilities. Opening times are short 10.30 til maybe 4pm if your lucky. Coffee, cake and ice-creams are great as a warm up or cool down but for anything more substantial go to nearby...Brampton which has a raft of coffee shops or nearby pubs in talkin etc.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020

We decided to walk two laps of the tarn today and break the walk with a visit to their snack bar, on arrival we had coffees and hot savouries followed by cakes and they went down a treat. The lady that served us couldn't have...been more helpful if she tried. We would certainly recommend this establishment to friends & family.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 May 2019

As local residents we visit the Tarn regularly for a walk with our dogs. Over the years we have repeatedly tried the cafe only to be disappointed every single time. Our last visit was on a beautiful sunny, warm but windy day yet the cafe...staff had only managed to set up outside 2 tables in the enclosed (wind free) area that looks like would hold up to 5 or 6. Having entered the downstairs cafe area we found zero customers and a young girl behind the counter texting on her mobile phone. When we asked if she was cooking bacon or sausage rolls, she said no but if we went upstairs we could have some. With that we left and decided to visit Cranston’s in Brampton where they sold us a couple of superb bacon rolls. Couldn’t see the point in opening the downstairs area if they can’t provide a service. A dumb waiter might come in useful here. Sadly the staff at this cafe have no desire to provide decent customer service. It’s a shame because it’s a great location. Perhaps it might be better run privately rather than by the local council. On a previous visit my wife ordered a bacon roll and asked for the bacon to be well done. The staff response from this request was “ we’re very busy so you’ll have to have the bacon how it comes”. Needless to say we didn’t stay to see how it turned out, we simply didn’t order and left. I’ve lost count of the number of times the place has been closed early and I’ve seen potential customers trying the door without any joy. We’ll no doubt try it again at some point when hopefully I might be able to favourably update this review .More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 21 May 2019

A great place to use for an afternoon, after a stroll around the tarn. The homemade cakes and scones are excellent.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

Came to the tarn to have a walk with my partner and decided to have a visit to the tearoom I wish we had never bothered From walking in and being ignored by the girl on her mobile who couldn’t be bothered to get off...her bum in the back room to serve us To finally getting a cup of coffee and tea and a pack of 2 biscuits for a rip off 7 quid is an experience I will not do again The tea resembled dish water and didn’t taste much better the coffee was disgusting and when I asked for a spoon I was pointed to a tray which had none in when I asked for another I was tutted at for disturbing mobile girl sugar was another issue and when I asked for some was given the icy glare yet again We went out to the balcony and the tables were a disgrace every table was littered with other diners rubbish We chose one less littered and after a few minutes decided to clean up the debris ourselves This place could be a goldmine for any body who has the heart to run it correctly In the future I will be packing sandwiches and drinks until someone takes over the tearoom and runs it like it should be Over all the place is a pigsty and the staff are inattentive if I could Give no marks I wouldMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Went there at 3.35 so not much time before close. Had some delicious lemon meringue pie and some new Fentimins fizzy drinks.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Called yesterday for a lite lunch and we were weren't dissapointed. The soup and most of their main dishes are home made along with their cakes and scones. Not overpriced and the service was first class. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Unbelivable, tasty, locally sourced food. A brilliant selection of homemade cakes, tray bakes, scones etc. Staff are very hard working, polite and willing to give time to customers. Plenty to do such as cycling, walking, kayaking on the Tarn, crazy golf and genral exploring amongst...such beautiful nature. Defintely recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

A welcoming spot for lunch after walking around the tarn in the rain. Reasonable food for reasonable prices, staff friendly, overall it wasn't anything special though.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited today with 2 children for a light lunch. Although it's the school holidays the tarn was quiet due to the weather. Cafe was only half full just after midday. The cleanliness of the place was a bit of a shock. Every seat around our...table for 6 was covered in dried mud. The floor was covered in dried mud, crisps & other remnants of food. The table hadn't been wiped & was covered in crumbs. Now had the place been full & it was several hours into trading I would excuse the state of the floor but it's basic to wipe the tables down ater each customer. I suspect due to the time that there hadn't been any cleaning since the previous day at the very least. The food was very basic & although my soup tasted lovely it was luke warm. The state of the place would put me off returning to the cafe any time soon , although we attend the Tarn regularly.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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