Hartington Cheese Shop
Hartington Cheese Shop
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pretty cheese shop in the heart of the village. Find us next to the duck pond. Stockists of local cheeses, beers, wines, biscuits and chutneys.
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  • LymeRegisfans
    Manchester, United Kingdom214 contributions
    Did not live up to expectations
    We had heard about this famous shop in a beautiful quaint village so decided to visit . It’s nothing special and the range of products can be easily purchased elsewhere. We purchased some Stilton and was very disappointed in both product and high price.
    We are very proud of our beautiful shop...it's a family business and everyone is involved, including our sons and our elderly parents who look after our gorgeous garden. We have several cheeses on our counter that customers tell us they cannot purchase anywhere else....we try very hard to provide an old fashioned service. I'm so disappointed that you think it's "nothing special"
    Written 23 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Jon M
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom21 contributions
    Great young staff, perceived ,prejudiced elderly staff.
    Arrived with my wife at 4.25pm today and there were two customers who spoke with a South Staffordshire accent before us, who were sampling a particular cheese. The young lady who from the receipt I believe was called Liz was very helpful and customer focused and a credit to the shop, unlike the elder one. We purchased a number of cheeses and the last one I was undecided about and asked if I too could sample this particular one The elder lady interjected "No, not at this time" to which I was stunned by her comment having some 5 mins earlier given others a sample. I am not sure if : 1.There is a cut off time for samples? 2. My appearance in a vest and t shirt was not suitable attire for your shop, or my skin tone and irish heritage? 3. My age as I have recently retired is against me? I have upload photo of the bag and receipt to prove this is not a fabricate review.
    Hello and thank you for your feedback. I am completely incredulous and shocked that you think you were treated differently because of your appearance, skin tone or Irish Heritage. We most definitely don't have a dress code and in all honesty, I am offended that you think we would be so judgemental and racist. We also, obviously, don't have an issue with age....I was quite surprised that you referred to one of my staff as elderly on a couple of occasions. All of the issues you have mentioned are not a problem with any of our staff, I am amazed at your accusations. Our shop closes at 5pm and from 4.30pm onwards, everything has been washed, cleaned down and sterilised. I'm afraid we can not offer samples after this time. Our staff work extremely hard all day and we feel it's not fair for them to be cutting cheese samples when they have cleaned down and are ready to close. I am sorry you were disappointed but I can assure you, this was not personal. Kind regards Amanda Director/Owner The Hartington Cheese Shop
    Written 8 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • kevin s
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Misleading
    Hartington is a beautiful place ,lots of shops and things to see if you walk around the village . What I found misleading is the title of a particular shop ...Hartington cheese shop ....slightly misleading title suggesting that they are the main suppliers of Hartington cheese. When I questioned the owner about the Hartington creamery which daft me thought they were connected because that's what the title of the shop indicates ....and they are not . The old cheese shop which is what they call themselves on their website just happens to be in Hartington. If you want to buy and see the full range of Hartington cheese you need to visit the Creamery which is a few miles away only . They're the manufacturers and main sellers of Hartington cheese ,and you can order it on line too. The shop on Hartington needs to change its signage it is deliberately misleading people . I bet lots of people hardly know anything about Hartington creamery and they won't get directions from the owner of The old cheese shop km sure .
    I am struggling to understand how "The Hartington Cheese Shop" could possibly be misleading. We are a cheese shop in Hartington....it couldn't be any clearer. We supply cheeses from The Hartington Creamery in our shop but these are only a small fraction of the cheeses on our counter. We are not connected to the Creamery at all, we are an independent, family run shop....and so yes, you were incorrect in your assumption. We will not be changing our signage as it is in no way misleading, but thank you for the advice. I find your review extremely critical of us and quite unnecessary. We are a family run business and just trying to provide a great service and I'm not quite sure why you have sent such a damaging review? Our shop name seems to have really upset you for some reason. And as for people not knowing about the Creamery? We talk about the Creamery every day to our customers. You have made many incorrect assumptions about us and I'm not sure why? One more thing, you cannot visit the Creamery, it is a working dairy farm and they don't have a shop. You really do need to do your research before you leave anymore damaging and unnecessary reviews.
    Written 2 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
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1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Was excited to find what seemed to be lovely cheese shop. My friend and I were the only customers in the shop. There were 2 shop assistants who actively ignored us even when spoken to directly and asked questions. The cheeses looked super and we were prepared to make a number of purchasers but as the shop assistants ignored us we reluctantly made one small purchase. Have yet to try the cheese but fear we may choke on it.
Written 26 November 2023
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I am disappointed to read your review as we have so many positive comments about the shop and our staff. I can assure you that the staff that were in the shop on that day would not have ignored you intentionally, they are too experienced and professional for that. This is our family business and we go to great lengths to provide a good old fashioned service. I find your comment about choking on the cheese hurtful and unnecessary. Regards Amanda Director
Written 2 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah M
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We ordered our wedding cheese cake from Hartington Cheese Shop. The staff couldn't have been more helpful - they helped us to choose which cheeses and in which order, and let us know when the order was ready to be collected. The cheese was INCREDIBLE and all of our wedding guests raved about it. They also offer a postal service, which was great for helping us try the cheeses as we live quite far away from Hartington. Can't recommend them highly enough. An excellent cheese shop!
Written 11 October 2023
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kevin s
Nottinghamshire, UK1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Hartington is a beautiful place ,lots of shops and things to see if you walk around the village .
What I found misleading is the title of a particular shop ...Hartington cheese shop ....slightly misleading title suggesting that they are the main suppliers of Hartington cheese.
When I questioned the owner about the Hartington creamery which daft me thought they were connected because that's what the title of the shop indicates ....and they are not .
The old cheese shop which is what they call themselves on their website just happens to be in Hartington.
If you want to buy and see the full range of Hartington cheese you need to visit the Creamery which is a few miles away only .
They're the manufacturers and main sellers of Hartington cheese ,and you can order it on line too.
The shop on Hartington needs to change its signage it is deliberately misleading people .
I bet lots of people hardly know anything about Hartington creamery and they won't get directions from the owner of The old cheese shop km sure .
Written 10 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
I am struggling to understand how "The Hartington Cheese Shop" could possibly be misleading. We are a cheese shop in Hartington....it couldn't be any clearer. We supply cheeses from The Hartington Creamery in our shop but these are only a small fraction of the cheeses on our counter. We are not connected to the Creamery at all, we are an independent, family run shop....and so yes, you were incorrect in your assumption. We will not be changing our signage as it is in no way misleading, but thank you for the advice. I find your review extremely critical of us and quite unnecessary. We are a family run business and just trying to provide a great service and I'm not quite sure why you have sent such a damaging review? Our shop name seems to have really upset you for some reason. And as for people not knowing about the Creamery? We talk about the Creamery every day to our customers. You have made many incorrect assumptions about us and I'm not sure why? One more thing, you cannot visit the Creamery, it is a working dairy farm and they don't have a shop. You really do need to do your research before you leave anymore damaging and unnecessary reviews.
Written 2 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jon M
Chesterfield, UK21 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Arrived with my wife at 4.25pm today and there were two customers who spoke with a South Staffordshire accent before us, who were sampling a particular cheese.

The young lady who from the receipt I believe was called Liz was very helpful and customer focused and a credit to the shop, unlike the elder one.

We purchased a number of cheeses and the last one I was undecided about and asked if I too could sample this particular one

The elder lady interjected "No, not at this time" to which I was stunned by her comment having some 5 mins earlier given others a sample.

I am not sure if :

1.There is a cut off time for samples?
2. My appearance in a vest and t shirt was not suitable attire for your shop, or my skin tone and irish heritage?
3. My age as I have recently retired is against me?

I have upload photo of the bag and receipt to prove this is not a fabricate review.
Written 26 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello and thank you for your feedback. I am completely incredulous and shocked that you think you were treated differently because of your appearance, skin tone or Irish Heritage. We most definitely don't have a dress code and in all honesty, I am offended that you think we would be so judgemental and racist. We also, obviously, don't have an issue with age....I was quite surprised that you referred to one of my staff as elderly on a couple of occasions. All of the issues you have mentioned are not a problem with any of our staff, I am amazed at your accusations. Our shop closes at 5pm and from 4.30pm onwards, everything has been washed, cleaned down and sterilised. I'm afraid we can not offer samples after this time. Our staff work extremely hard all day and we feel it's not fair for them to be cutting cheese samples when they have cleaned down and are ready to close. I am sorry you were disappointed but I can assure you, this was not personal. Kind regards Amanda Director/Owner The Hartington Cheese Shop
Written 8 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bryan b
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Friendly service and a great range of local cheese. A lovely little shop in the charming village of Hartington. Knowledgeable staff but not at all pushy. Could have spent a fortune but very happy with my selection, highly recommend the Hartington Stilton.
Written 22 August 2023
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AMY B
Derby, UK683 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
We enjoyed our visit. Friendly staff and friendly customers all chatting cheese (and caramelised onion chutney!) I visit often and always enjoy my choices. A lovely gem of a place and well worth the visit.
Written 13 August 2023
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Michael Davies
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Had the misfortune to purchase a too good too go bag from the creamy all 2 months out of date and the most strange flavours chocolate and chilli for example it would have nice if 1 cheddar 1 Hartington Blue and may be another known cheese like Cheshire not 12 cheeses that are uneatable.
Written 31 July 2023
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The Hartington Cheese Shop do not sell "too good to go bags" You have purchased this from elsewhere, not our family business. I suggest you do your research before you leave such a bad review and cause us any damage. Please delete your message.
Written 23 August 2023
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LymeRegisfans
Manchester, UK214 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had heard about this famous shop in a beautiful quaint village so decided to visit . It’s nothing special and the range of products can be easily purchased elsewhere. We purchased some Stilton and was very disappointed in both product and high price.
Written 22 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are very proud of our beautiful shop...it's a family business and everyone is involved, including our sons and our elderly parents who look after our gorgeous garden. We have several cheeses on our counter that customers tell us they cannot purchase anywhere else....we try very hard to provide an old fashioned service. I'm so disappointed that you think it's "nothing special"
Written 23 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Odefrt
Stockport, UK61 contributions
Nov 2022
I Called in for a piece of cheese to try, asked for a small'ish piece of blue, the lady took the cheese into the back to cut a piece off but returned with a piece ready wrapped, saying we had this in the back, will it be ok. I said ok, got home threw it in the bin, it was stale & hard. She must have pulled it out of their bin.
Written 7 January 2023
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Dave R
Blackpool, UK3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Cheese shop is quaint and husband loves the hartington blue and hartington bomber lovely hartington village is a lovely village and some lovely little shops
Written 27 December 2022
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