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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)

Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
+44 1298 71017
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Fantastic book shop

The most wonderful bookshop (probably the best one I have been in ) absolutely ruined by the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
313andrew
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Great Book Selection - Lovely Cafe

First visit after a nearby walk. What a delightful place. Friendly staff, delicious coffee and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ethiad
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Cheshire, England
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe is one of the country's largest independent bookshops, offering incredible breadth and depth of titles and subject areas, for both general and specialist booklovers. Knowledgeable, friendly staff are on hand at all times, in a spacious, relaxing atmosphere in which you can browse at leisure. ***New Cafe*** We are very excited to announce that High Peak Bookstore Cafe is now open for business! Come and join us for a freshly ground coffee (we are proud to serve Fair Trade), or sample one of our Gold Award winning, loose leaf Novus teas. We have scrumptious home made cakes and we serve light lunches such as salads, sandwiches, soups and paninis. Do come and see us soon! High Peak Bookstore and Cafe boasts a large, free car park with picnic tables, and the rivers Dove and Manifold are just a short distance away. We also welcome coaches and appointments are not always necessary.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
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+44 1298 71017
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Reviewed yesterday

The most wonderful bookshop (probably the best one I have been in ) absolutely ruined by the hopeless tea shop. !!!! After a lovely walk we decided to aim for the shop and have a bite to eat before browsing the books . The tea...More

Thank 313andrew
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Andrew, I’m really pleased that you love our Bookstore and truly sorry that you couldn’t get a table in our cafe. We weren’t sure ourselves whether to allow customers to reserve tables when we first started being asked, but it seemed to be expected....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit after a nearby walk. What a delightful place. Friendly staff, delicious coffee and cakes plus huge selection of books at fantastic prices. If you remember Borders bookstore a few years ago with Starbucks then High Peak is similar, but better coffee and much...More

Thank Ethiad
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ethiad, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review...so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is nice apart from the disorganised staff members, and the slow attitude to serving costumers. But the food and drinks are nice.

Thank Oliver H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not our first visit. Really enjoy the choice and price of books and being able to sit and browse in a relaxed atmosphere. Then visit the cafe for a tasty treat, great value and opening times too!

Thank CharityGirl2460
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely independent book shop with a nice cafe . Has a very peaceful atmosphere. Very nice to browse the extensive selection of books followed by tea and cake.

Thank buxtonshrew
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. We’re so glad you enjoy coming to the Bookstore and Cafe and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great for book lovers and go here frequently when going to or from Buxton. Selection of books great and love all the big colourful art, craft, history, geography and cuisine books and range is fantastic...something for everyone. Card selection is also very good and always...More

Thank annabel609
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely words...we really appreciate them, and your custom. Hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

My family and I regularly visit the bookstore for a browse and a cup of their excellent tea. The food is home made, delicious and locally sourced. The staff and welcoming, warm and friendly. Even the dog is made to feel welcome and they cannot...More

Thank Helen R
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

This review couldn’t be better either! Thank you so, so much for saying such lovely things about our Bookstore and Cafe...we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and hope we’ll see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Took the Grandchildren to the bookshop for an early Christmas Shopping trip very impressed with the layout and choice of books. There was plenty of room for the children to walk around. The cafe was a great added extra and there was a good choice...More

Thank Frnicol
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate your comments and we’re glad you enjoyed your visit. I inherited the toilets as they are and know that they are not ideal...I am in the process of applying for planning permission to have...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Wow this book store is fantastic, there is some many books and all at amazing prices, I just wish this place was closet to me, well worth a a trip.

Thank Rebecca G
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca G...please call again when you’re in the area.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a good idea to have a cafe area. Didn't have time for more than a coffee and a cheese scone. Coffee must be amongst the best in Derbyshire. Unfortunately the cheese scones need some attention - like cheese in the mix rather than just...More

Thank bewrayer
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your review...we do have great coffee. We’re working on the scones... we get them from a very well known local bakery at present (that I won’t name, as that wouldn’t be fair) but we hope to be making our own very soon...More

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