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Dearnford Lake Cafe

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Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, England
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:30
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a warm welcome from a young team which tries hard to look after their visitors. No real problems ever experienced though any minor shortfall has been sorted quickly and effectively. After very wet weather the far side of the lakeside walk can be a touch muddy but then get real, we're in the country folks! Younger family members always... More 

Thank cretelovers
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a walk around the lake with my husband and son today and decided to stop for lunch. Lovely setting but let down in a few ways. We sat on table 1 close to the serving area, this was the only free table when we arrived, and could constantly hear "girls, collect all square plates from people who have... More 

Thank Katie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided on dearnford lake for breakfast one morning. That was our first mistake. We stood and queued (whilst being barged out of the way by staff) before ordering and being seated at a dirty table. A wait was to be expected as it was a busy day but what did come as a shock was a... More 

1 Thank Dan L
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We sat inside and ate lunch while we were waiting for the rain to ease off on Saturday afternoon. We had a pot of tea for 2, which I thought was very generous and enough to have 3/4 cups of tea each. The specials menu looked tempting so we ordered a king prawn and avocado wrap and a jacket potato... More 

Thank Melissa D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Tranquil place to visit either with friends or taking the children and easy to get to. Food always good. Play area and walk around the lake to keep everyone occupied.

Thank R003
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great place for coffee after a walk around the lake, or for lunch. Good menu, reasonably priced. Modern and clean. Outdoor seating also available along with a children's play area.

Thank amandaclark150
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Headed to Dearnford for the afternoon with pupz in tow, planning to work up an appetite ready for afternoon tea in the cafe. The walks around the Lakes are around a mile long & fairly easy under foot evem after crappy weather. The cafe overlools the lake so will be fab on a spring day. Little grim today but made... More 

Thank TeePee101
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Our family thankfully weren't in a rush but it took about half an hour for our three breakfasts to come and when they got here they were good but could be better also it took about five minutes of queuing with only two people in front of us to finally put an order. But generally good but could be better.

1 Thank Ben F
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the place the food and the company. Will return definitely return and soon. Highly recommended.

Thank Kriss
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A recent visit on a Sunday meant missing the 11.30am cut off time for a Sunday breakfast by 10 minutes! C'mon Dearnford owners! At least consider serving all day breakfasts on a Sunday when people slow down a little for the weekend, rise a little later than normal. Eating a sandwich at 11.30am just didn't cut it I'm afraid.

Thank maccaSurrey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Whitchurch
  • Phone Number: 01948665914

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