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The Rook

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Unit 1 Mill Lane, Hartington, Peak District National Park, England
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you call it a Bap, Barm Cake or Cobb the Breakfast ones at The Rook are lovely. Friendly staff and reasonably priced its a great place for a breakfast before a walk.

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Thank Simon R
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large group with young children. Very nice girl who served us and the breakfast was excellent and very substantial. Will be returning.thanks!

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Thank Birdie1012
Peak District, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I liked the warehouse charm and informality of the previous incarnation, but it's a shame those owners never realized the potential. The new owners have, and added to the great local arts and crafts and good coffee are now a farm shop and a welcoming, cozy atmosphere. I didn't try the food today but the cakes looked lovely, and I... More 

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Thank Falkenna
Mobberley, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited for a pot of tea and hot chocolate. There was a tangible lack of warmth in the greeting and service from the female staff. Which put me off completely. Wouldn't go again. They need to be more smiling and welcoming.

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Thank 2oldfarts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A great find in Hartington. Sells local produce, artwork, teas, coffee and great home made cakes. Worth a visit, set in a kind of converted barn. A bit different and nice for lunch.

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Thank Florence789UK
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We enjoyed a couple of very good late-morning coffees accompanied by some delicious cakes which we ate in a very pleasant environment. For me the warm gluten free scones and jam were lovely and my husband had a caramel shortbread which he equally enjoyed. The staff were helpful and friendly and the farm shop was great selling lovely crafts and... More 

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Thank The_Hoods_Barnsley
Chesham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Hartington Farm Shop and Cafe twice whilst staying in nearby Wetton, once for breakfast and once for an afternoon snack following a bike ride along the manifold trail. Both good experiences. Good choice of food on the menu, didn't sample the cakes but they looked lovely and generous sizes too. Bought some lovely meat products here also. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Armstrong1116
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This place is now called the Hartington Farm Shop & Cafe and it's one of the best Cafes in the Peak District. If your in the area you have to visit especially for the Pies, they are deliciousness. Nice pleasant staff who are smiley and friendly. I love this place but don't spread the word too far as it may... More 

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Thank THUMPER553
Newport, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Can't believe our luck to stumble on such a delight here! Delicious sandwiches, mouthwatering cakes, a huge range of teas and coffees, all at really low prices. Really nice to see a range of local produce for sale, as well as lovely craft and souvenirs! Thanks so much for a lovely afternoon!

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Thank AimeeW152
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Always enjoyed a friendly tea and cake stop here on a half way point for walks. Offered hot meals also which and homecooked and tasty!

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Thank Martin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1 Mill Lane, Hartington, Peak District National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hartington

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?