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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%
2 weeks ago
“Never again!”
4 weeks ago
“If you want to eat scones, then this is the place to go.”
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  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

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.

1  Thank MickHickman
Reviewed 28 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

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!!

1  Thank adamleewycherley
Reviewed 7 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!

Thank DragonIII
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

First cafe we stumbled on after a walk! Having no cash we checked that they accepted cards, which it clearly states on the door which are accepted!! The "charity shop" downstairs was dirty and fusty but we still went upstairs for drinks for some unknown...More

3  Thank Donjatemadnev
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If only I had checked Trip Advisor before stopping here for a grimy cup of tea and a stale microwaved scone served with sour cream in the grottiest surroundings. Only the view could be commended. Sadly I think the location of what looks like a...More

2  Thank RMSu
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

...... but what we actually found was Steptoe's back yard with Uncle Albert from 'Only fools and horse's' as the waitress !! We were feeling cold after coming out of Peak Cavern and needed a hot cuppa and cream scone to warm us up. The...More

2  Thank Sue R
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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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