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“A treat”
Review of The FIG Tree

The FIG Tree
Ranked #10 of 12 things to do in Garstang
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Owner description: The FIG Tree; the world's first international Fair Trade Visitor Centre located centrally in the world's first Fair Trade Town. The people of Garstang voted for their unique status at a public meeting in April 2000 and since then over 1,000 Fair Trade Towns in 23 countries worldwide, including London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Copenhagen, Oslo, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Vancouver and Wellington in New Zealand have all followed in Garstang's footsteps.
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This is a lovely cafe, and a true 'find'. The coffee was delicious and so was the home-made soup. My daughter who accompanied me, said it was as nice as my own home-made tomato and basil. Our dog was allowed to accompany us and he too enjoyed a treat from the friendly staff. The decor was light, airy and modern and we'll definitely be going again.

Thank 59maximums
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy day. Had coffee and a toastie both of which were very good. Not sure why other people on here have said the decor was uninviting - the cafe is very welcoming and spacious, the toilets are in the old council area and so were the usual council style but were clean and functioning.
The cafe is also dog friendly. I will definitely be going back

1  Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

This little cafe is a delightful welcome to the smaller let town of Garstang.

As the first FairTrade town in the UK, to have such an "ethical" cafe is only proper. The food is wholesome, fresh and ethically sourced.

It has a lively atmosphere and is an oasis of peace. Well done on such a wonderful venture which is both a pleasure to visit whilst at the same time knowing you are doing some good by supporting ethical trading,

Thank Bosco D
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

This is a reasonably priced cafe, with discovery/meeting room upstairs. Although I've only been to the cafe. It is well situated, close to the car park, with a short walk to the river , which also is an enticing part of the visit.
The Fig Tree Cafe is well presented and accessible for all.

Thank Irene G
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This cafe is run by volunteers and is an exhibit of the history of fair trade in Garstang. As an exhibit it gets an interesting 4.
As a cafe it struggles to get 2. The environment is one of a library or a function centre rather than somewhere to relax and have some refreshment. The product is ok, nothing exceptional.
If I hadn't noticed that it was run by volunteers I would have walked out before being served. It took 15 minutes to get served, with one server walking past the counter clearing pots 3 times without as much as a hello or a "I'll be with you shortly". The other server was head down in a coffee machine and likewise didn't acknowledge me standing there as he took drinks to another table.
Volunteers maybe but a bit of courtesy wouldn't go amiss!
I honestly wouldn't go back. There are a couple of cafes a short walk into the town where the service and product is miles better and the worthy exhibits don't excuse impoliteness.

Thank Tinsley_S_D
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