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The Dairy Shop

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5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
+44 1395 513018
10:00 - 16:00
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in twice last week for a light lunch and their soups are excellent and home made with nice rolls

Thank Henry F
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stopped here on a cold wet day trip looking for a warming drink and comfortable shelter from the rain. We found it all here. The café is not large and I would imagine it gets very crowded in the summer months so I am happy we found it now. The chocolate was superb, hot, creamy, served with marshmallow and biscuit.... More 

Thank Tyntesfield
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely cream tea in this very sweet little cafe. They were very attentive with the service and were keen to see that our children were happy. The scones were warm and crumbly and the tea was loose leaf. The best cream tea I've had in years.

Thank Andy W
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Being from up North, the only thing my family and myself wanted to do was have a cream tea whilst here and The Dairy Shop didn't disappoint! Home made scones (options of plain and fruit) with an extremely good portion of clotted cream and jam were perfect..I can't fault them at all! We all ordered hot chocolates, coffee and tea... More 

Thank ALFSJO8688
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Visit Sidmouth every year with the family, always go to The Dairy Shop for their meat and veg pasties at least 3-4 times (sometimes more!) in the 2 weeks we're down, which we then take onto the beach to enjoy. Absolutely unbeatable, would 100% recommend.

Thank LeeMS1898
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269 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon in Sidmouth and turned away by rude waitress in Mocha nearby. Greeted by hospitable hosts in a nice cafe serving decent good. Can recommend.

Thank David M
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending the Dairy Shop. We are grateful for your kind feedback. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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469 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Sidmouth for a week's holiday tired, stressed and in need of some food and drink. We called in at one cafe (Mocha on the seafront) and were rudely told that food stops being served at 3pm. We tried another one only to read on the menu in the window that lunch service stops at 2.30pm. Hubby and... More 

Thank louiseholistic
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found us and that it was third time lucky! We hope you had a relaxing holiday and we both look forward to seeing you again when you next return to Sidmouth. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I stopped here for a bite to eat during our circular walk from Budleigh and our expectations were surpassed in every way. The cafe was clean and welcoming and as soon as we sat down the lovely waitress came over with a jug of water which was much appreciated on a hot day. My husband's smoked salmon... More 

Thank Penny6816
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your kind comments. We aim to provide a good service and we are pleased you appreciated this. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We called here for a cream tea and we're delighted with it. Lovely scone and good helpings of jam and cream. Best cup of tea I drank in a week.

Thank JenniferDerby
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your cream tea. More 

salisbury uk
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Had read that they sold gluten free pasties. They didn't have many types to choose from, but I didn't mind, was so lovely to have a pasty! The pasties are kept frozen and are wrapped individually, so no contamination to worry about which is great. They were so careful, microwaving it in a separate area, which was so considerate. It... More 

Thank becky s
Peter_fw12, Owner at The Dairy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending the Dairy Shop. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Church Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 513018
The Dairy Shop Sidmouth is one of those little gems that every special town has. It has developed over the years from a small deli to a fantastic atmospheric coffee shop/cafe. Providing the best coffee, hot chocolate, pasties and pies to amazing Greek platters. Eat in or take out. Clotted cream by post service. Come in and soak up the atmosphere.

PLEASE NOTE: We are closed from 1st January and re-open Monday 18th January at 10am.

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