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The Hidden Tearoom and Bistro

The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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  • Excellent4%
  • Very good6%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible77%
6 days ago
“It couldn't be as bad again. Could it?”
6 days ago
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Cafe, British
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The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The owner is simply not learning from all the bad feedback. The special of the day was a Ploughman's Lunch. With two of these and two awful coffees the bill was £26. The lunch was worse than the coffee. Hidden Tea Rooms. It's not hidden...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The worst scones I have ever had in my life. It felt like I was eating a mouthful of kitty litter. The staff didn't help either. BOOOO!!!

1  Thank BinBagBilla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What this establishment lacks in basic hygiene is more than compensated by the flamboyant basil fawlty styled proprietor who will offer you scons. I chose not to choose the scons. I chose the plowmans "selection of cheeses" Which comprised of two slices of cheese barely...More

4  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon this quaint sounding Tea Room with our 2 sons (20,23). Our youngest son, a lover of the more 'traditional' things in life, was keen to have lunch there... oh, how I wished I'd seen the reviews on here before!...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I've never written a review for anything before, but as it seems this place relies on its reputation as the worst tea room in Castleton/the UK/all of human history (depending on who you ask) I thought I would. I just wish I'd known that's how...More

2  Thank jban28
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is the worst place I have ever been, avoid it like the plague! We went for afternoon tea, the owner is rude and quite frightening. The place is dirty and the service was awful, cups chipped, tea served in a chipped coffee plunger. Scones...More

1  Thank 164sb
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Got a far as the door when I saw the grotty looking cook/owner coughing up and spitting out his stomach contents on the door step. The stench ouzing out of the door also put me off. Place should be closed down.

2  Thank MickHickman
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Not sure how we managed to patronise this awful place which, in basic terms, brings shame to Castleton. We noticed the owner in the area before entering, not realising who he was, but when he followed us upstairs we foolishly felt obliged to patronise this...More

2  Thank 745miker745
Reviewed 10 April 2017

first of all the owner was extremely rude, telling us to 'do one' after asking for a diet coke. he charged us £45 for two coke and three scones. absolute rip off would defiantly not recommend!!

2  Thank adamleewycherley
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Rudest service ever experienced in a cafe. Such a scowling lizard faced service and truly atrocious coffee to boot. I'd rather sip water from a puddle next time - rains enough in this city. Foul!

1  Thank DragonIII
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Response from Traveller3333333 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing funny about this place. Our neighbour went in May and the bill for awful food and cold coffee was £78 for 4 people. Ploughman's Lunches all round and scones all round plus a coffee each. Almost £20 for a ploughman's... More
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  • Address: The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton
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