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The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar

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The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
+44 1884 253345
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

To sell pasties for £3:99 but not take plastic is a mistake. To say it's because we on a barge is strange. We were at a cheese festival in a field they took plastic. Oils do better.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My Mum and I went in for a nice drink, I had wine, she had coffee. The service was great, nothing was too much trouble. They only do pasties, sausage rolls etc. It was clean, tidy, warm and nicely run. We sat outside on the "boat deck".

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Thank Sally C
Truro, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We took a walk along the canal and stopped at the Ducks Ditty for some lunch before heading back. Would advise against arriving at opening time - seems some people couldn't wait to get in the door and the poor members of staff were struggling to get set up. Not a huge range to choose from for food but having... More 

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Thank Adam S
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a short walk, I am disabled but access to the barge cafe was easy. The view was of course, lovely and the cup of tea welcome.

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Thank Pam H
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Try the ice cream it is delicious and on a sunny day just the thing. Savoury menu quite limited though.

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Thank Jan P
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went for a morning walk up to the canal, stop at the Duck Diittie for a coffee very busy as the horse drawn barge was loading with people for a trip along the cancel. Had to wait in the queue for ten minutes as only one serving sat out side I the sun very nice the coffee could have been... More 

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Thank PatrickP383
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a find! Wether your just visiting the I formation center,walking/cycling the canal path, waiting for a canal trip or hiring a row boat do stop for coffee and if you have the time a pasty! The staff are friendly outgoing and make this stop a pleasure. Sit in and watch the ducks/swans swim past at eye level, or outside... More 

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Thank 123clareyfairy
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

We would like to thank you so much for your lovely comments, its through people enjoying the experience of the Ducks Ditty and its unique perspective to the canal life, that we and the staff continue to do what we do. Thank you again x Best wishes The Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar A family business by Philip & Jacquie Brind More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is a spectacular site alongside the horse drawn canal barge. Unfortunately slow service for cold coffee. They do pasties and scones but warn you of a short wait. We figured the barge would have sailed by then so did not bother.

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TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review, and thank you also for your remarks on The Ducks Ditty being a Spectacular Site. There are a couple of comments we would like to make. . . 1. We have not, and do not serve COLD coffee to anyone! as this is one of our "pet hates" when we go out and about for... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

After cycling some 8 miles along the canal, what a treat it was to arrive here....cheery staff, great cake/pasties and a fine cup of coffee....recommended!!!

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Thank iain1965
fareham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lovely to sit outside on a sunny day, great location at the start or end of your walk. Brilliant that dogs are allowed inside if the weather is not so good. I did email them via their website approx 3 weeks before our visit as my mother is a very fussy eater, so i wanted to check they had something... More 

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Thank agadircamels
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review. We are unsure what happened here?? The Ducks Ditty does not have an email address of its own and as for our website email, we do are best to answer everyone's email/request. However as you were 3 weeks in advance of your visit, we don't understand, why, when you did not receive a reply from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: +44 1884 253345
Description
The Ducks Ditty Bar :Permanently moored at Tiverton Wharf on the banks of the Grand Western Canal. Sit back, Relax and Unwind, watch Wildlife,People and the World Drift-By! We serve delicious freshly ground Coffee - Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte and Mocha. Should you prefer something stronger we have a Full Bar a range of great Wines to tickle your taste buds, and a choice of local Real Ales, Ciders, and old-fashioned Soft Drinks . . . There's also a tempting range of Sweet and Savoury treats. Muffins, Cakes and Cookies as well as Devon pastys - simply delicious.

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