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Main Restaurant at The Arkwright Society

Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
14 Feb 2017
16 Jun 2016
“Surprising little place”
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Cafe, British, Soups
Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A lovely,simple restaurant,light snacky food,lots of homemade goodies and a nice atmosphere. Perhaps one or two of the tables are too Large for the room,bit this is to forget that this place,two and a half centuries ago,was the first industrial cotton factory,all facts elaborated on...More

2  Thank G3AQS
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is inside the mill museum area. The prices are very good, we had a quiche which came on a big plate and very tasty £6.95. There was cakes which were gluten free and vegan, with very reasonable prices around £1.90. Staff great and friendly...More

Thank martin h
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I have been here a number of time ,the food is so different every time we go look forward to trying the special of the day ,cakes are lovely too .

Thank AngelaGater25
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We always have a great time here as the selection for such a small place is most impressive - not just tea and cake (although that's all very tasty) they also do hot lunches, breakfast etc. The food is good quality, generous portions and home...More

Thank TheFrugalFamily
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Nothing special about this restaurant, trhe Arkwright exhibition or the shopping. Don't bother! No different than any other such place.

1  Thank Anne V
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We visited here as the café by the canal doesn't open until 10am and this restaurant services bacon and egg baps! We have visited a few times this year and will continue to do so. Your reviewer had a bacon and egg bap and companion...More

Thank Ian1200
Reviewed 12 August 2015

You read about scones like these. Cheese scones, sultana scones, date and walnut scones. Plus numerous other cakes, toasted tea cakes and cooked breakfasts. Heaven. The scones are intimidatingly large and weighty - but don't let that put you off. They are surprisingly light to...More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 23 May 2015

A great tea and scone venue (the scones are intimidatingly large!). The location is part of the original Arkwright Mill, now being restored. Food and history in one convenient location :)

Thank S T
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Great value cream teas along with a wide range of hot meals, cakes and sandwiches. Friendly staff and disabled friendly.

Thank gazza111222
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I stopped here for a refreshing cup of tea on a chilly morning. The service was very good and there was a good selection of cakes etc on offer. This is a lovely, friendly place and I always enjoy visiting it.

Thank mjc404
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  • Address: Cromford Mill, Mill Lane | Cromford, Matlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
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