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Taurus Crafts

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Address: Old Park Lydney Park Estate, Lydney GL15 6BU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1594 844841
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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An award winning arts and crafts visitor centre on the A48 by Lydney, we...

An award winning arts and crafts visitor centre on the A48 by Lydney, we are a base for 15 artisan businesses our own Gift Shop and Cafe. At any one time, local food produce in the food shop, local crafts in the Gift Shop, there will be an art exhibition,a stonemason, a leather worker, a chocolate maker,a working pottery, a knitter, a quilter and a couple jewellery makers. The second Saturday of every month we host a local food market. Every holiday we provide a programme of creative activities for children.We are also a social enterprise and part of a national charity providing opportunities to people who face many challenges in life.

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Ample parking cafe warm and friendly some tables a little cramped but good food reasonable priced,pottery painting was fun,craft shops well stocked nice afternoon out

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

3rd visit here but I think my first review. No hesitation in awarding 5 stars. This is a lovely place to visit. The craft outlets are diverse. Something for everyone. The cafe is reasonably priced for good quality fare. It has developed at a steady pace since our first visit. It has a strong ethical basis with links with the... More 

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Thank Keith M
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

it is great to hear that you have enjoyed visiting us and enjoyed everything that we have to offer and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. More 

Looe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Craft centres are three a penny, but Taurus is exceptional. It's 165 miles from where we live, but we make a point of visiting it a couple of times a year. Attractively set beside the A48 just outside of Lydney, it is home to a wide range of genuinely interesting craftspeople and vendors of good quality artefacts, many of them... More 

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Thank Stephen T
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your latest visit to Taurus Crafts it is great to hear that you make regular visit a few times during the year to visit us and to our attend our Christmas markets. Thank you for you all of your positive comments about all that our Artisan Businesses and cafe have to offer. More 

Caldicot, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ample parking cafe warm and friendly some tables a little cramped but good food reasonable priced,pottery painting was fun,craft shops well stocked nice afternoon out

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Thank pjjf73
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are pleased to hear that enjoyed our paint your own pottery activity and artisan businesses. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are various shops on site, some better than others but worth a visit. Can't really recommend the refreshments in the chocolate shop as they didn't have what was advertised on the boards and seems uninterested in customers. We chose to eat here rather than the larger cafe to support the smaller business but probably made the wrong decision! Maybe... More 

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Thank sje999
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the shops and hope that if you visit again we can make sure you dining experience is more positive. The mixed ability staff in our main café always aim to make our customers happy. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called by here on a Friday afternoon was a quaint place with lovely small local shops the Deli had lovely pies, cold loose yourself for hours just bimbling around.

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Thank Debra R
wendyfirkin, Public Relations Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon visit exploring our artisan businesses. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A nice spot to enjoy a coffee or lunch with the added bonus of some good independent shopping within the grounds. Easy to get to with a lot of parking spaces.

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Thank Tweedsuit
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch while you visited and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. More 

Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Firstly let me point out that this review is about the cafe. The rest of the centre is wonderful and well worth a visit, the whole food shop and the craft shops are gorgeous and there is still lots to see and do for all ages. The last time we visited the cafe (a good few years ago) it was... More 

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Thank Jennie R
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were disappointed as we do try our hardest to please all. Where possible we use organic and/or wholefood products and buy locally. All of our drinks are organic and most of our veg although trying to get the amount of organic veg we need over the Christmas period was a problem as the majority... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Called in for cofee on a busy christmas shopping day,Quite busy but the service quick,and the staff were friendly.

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Thank M S
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly and enjoyed the coffe. More 

essex
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

You have to order at the counter then wait ages for your food and drink to arrive. The coffee was dire hardly drinkable. The tea my wife had was a bit better. The service was sloooow with the table clearance even as bad.

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Thank travman_8
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience in the café as we always try our best but making fresh coffee will never be speedy. The café is operated by a mixed ability team, some of whom are still training so while this is not an excuse for poor service and quality of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We love Taurus crafts, they have a great KraZy Golf activity area which is great fun for all the family not expensive either very reasonable. Once you pay for KraZy golf you can then go back whenever you want for the day to play again or play in the 'play barn' so great fun all day. We decided to have... More 

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Thank Beth M
wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you experienced poor service in our cafe, as you can understand the Christmas markets are our busiest time of the year. Unfortunately, we also had several members of staff absent due to sickness and you may have hit a time when replacement staff had not yet arrived. We apologise and we hope you return... More 

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