Matlock Meadows IceCream Parlour & Coffee Shop

Matlock Meadows IceCream Parlour & Coffee Shop

Matlock Meadows IceCream Parlour & Coffee Shop
4.5
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Friday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Matlock Meadows is a modern, purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. We have a small outdoor play area and in the adjacent field and barn we have sheep, chickens, goats, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction. We do not charge any entrance fees and therefore rely on the income generated from the shop sales to maintain our facilities which include outside play area, free car parking, toilets, and baby changing. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sadie
Matlock, UK132 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I have been wanting to come to Matlock Meadows for a long time … sadly, I was disappointed.
The selection of Ice Cream was dismal (there were maybe 9 flavours on show.

What really concerned me were the fact that two Chinchillas were in a small cage - no way big enough for two, and they were filthy, with hardly any sand for bathing in.
Written 30 March 2024
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R. C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Friendly welcome, great ice cream, especially with the waffles, good choice of drinks.
Nice sausage cobs too.
Very clean, nice country surroundings with good and plentiful outside seating.
Toilets were emasculate with a very fresh clean aroma.
Written 9 June 2023
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Rachel H
Beaminster111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Another great experience at Matlock Meadows. Gorgeous ice cream, a great selection of flavours, patient, friendly, helpful staff. Well worth a trip to for an ice cream
Written 10 April 2023
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mrsfelly
Leicester, UK105 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I will start by saying that the ice cream at Matlock Meadows is absolutely delicious. Probably some of the best we’ve ever eaten. It’s a five star product for sure and well deserving of the awards it has won.

However our experience at the cafe was average at best.

We didn’t receive a welcome or a hello from the staff that were there. We were actually struggling for a little while to get someone’s attention to buy an ice cream from them. Surprising as we were the only customers there! If it wasn’t for the fact we had promised our children ice cream and we’d made a special drive for it, we would have walked out before buying.

My son was set on an sundae but there was no suggestion of what was on offer, there were no menus on the cafe tables and it was only by chance that I spotted a very small poster on the edge of the cafe room.

The cafe room is uninspiring and whilst I appreciate this is a working farm/business, I think it could be so much better.

£18 down (which felt a bit steep) we left - (after enjoying the ice creams - I cannot stress how tasty it is) - we didn’t get a thank you or goodbye or come again either - sadly we probably won’t!

It is a nice touch to be able to see the cows that produce the milk for the ice cream but I genuinely do think with some better customer service and some investment this place could be so much more and a much better / fun experience.

Both myself and my partner got into the car and independently of each other said ‘well that was a disappointment’.
Written 20 October 2022
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Ian W
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Closed Monday and Tuesday even in peak holiday period. Unless able to check website difficult to know.
Written 23 August 2022
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geminigirl1
north walea293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Lovely variety of flavours

Tasted so nice
Would definitely come back if we were on holiday here again

Girl lovely behind counter to
Written 17 May 2022
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2945RL
Matlock, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A lovely place to visit, the ice cream is to die for, loads of flavours to choose from, a nice play area for the children, and plenty of animals for the children to see.
Written 25 July 2021
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Thank you very much!
Written 6 November 2021
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stuarthigg
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We found this place by pure accident, but what a find it was!! I thought we were rocking up just for a bit of ice cream, but there is so much more to it, even with the Coronavirus restrictions in place.

First thing to mention. It is free to enter. There's no obligation to buy anything, but if you don't it means you're far too stingy and lack of spending in these places risks losing them. And these kind of places NEED keeping.

We headed straight in for a bit of ice cream, despite it being a cold day. We were spoilt for choice with the flavours, but also with how we had it. I elected for an Easter egg sundae, which worked really well with the ice cream served in half a chocolate egg. Much better than a cone!!

I bought some food for the animals and headed outside to eat my own food before treating the pig, sheep, goats and bulls. There were plenty of places to sit, but being a kid, I was too excited to stay still. Once we had finished our food, my son and niece went to play on the awesome play park and I went around the friendly animals feeding them.

OK, now here's the bit where we need to keep these kind of places: I headed back in to the shop to ask where the cows were, as I had only seen the bulls. I was greeted by the lovely wife of the farmer who offered a really detailed and comprehensive run through of how the farm worked, some of the plans they have for the future (such as a viewing platform for the cows being milked!!) and some of the difficulties dairy farmers face. This was so education, even for a person as old as me. I cannot wait to return when they are fully open as I believe the rest of my family would benefit from some hands-on knowledge of where their milk comes from.

On to the only slight negative and even then it isn't the worst thing in the world - parking. There just isn't all that much room and I don't know the area well enough to park off-site and walk through. I wouldn't want to see any of the play areas or paddocks taken away, but I think for these guys to really succeed with their visitors they will need to take a look at it.

Don't let that put you off though. Get to see these guys, interact with the animals and enjoy a working farm that is a real gem!
Written 11 April 2021
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Molly H
Matlock Bath, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
This lovely little family business has been my little boys favourite place to go for the past 3 years. There is a beautiful playground (that for now is clearly postered No Entry - totally within their rights to do this - just saying)
There are an array of farmyard animals you can see while eating their delicious ice cream - we are so privileged to have this on our doorstep !
They have even given my dairy free son a vegan ice cream to make up for him not being able to have milk despite them being a dairy farm.
The staff have always been lovely and made a big fuss of the kids. Thank you to everyone for bringing so much happiness to the kids! (And me!)
Written 6 February 2021
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BamBamUK
UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Not lots of parking at busy times. Was told very rudely by staff member to take my child off the park equipment as it was closed due to covid. Which I thought was strange considering council parks are currently all open and so are other parks in similar types of attractions. The gate was open and there were no signs to say it was closed! Que disappointed child. I had planned to buy some ice cream but I chose to leave straight after this encounter - I'll take my money elsewhere! Will not be returning, as others have said the staff are very rude.
Written 1 August 2020
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