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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not rate the cave enough!! Had a great evening celebrating my daughter’s hen. My party of 20 were so well looked after. Food was great! Bubbles, wine and cocktails were fab and Really recommend for a group, small part or couple!!!. Great team and...great atmosphere! Thanks guys xMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful quirky place, great atmosphere and music, delicious food, tasty cocktails, and attentive staff. Alice & Chris were wonderful hosts. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024 via mobile

Would definitely recommend a visit. The food was amazing and the staff were lovely. We were served by Chris and Harry and they were both so knowledgeable and friendly. We ordered a selection of tapas for dinner and our favourite was the prawns, but all...delicious!! Atmosphere was great. Would also suggest trying the wine tasting option as great value and they have a wide range to choose from.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024 via mobile

Last time we were in this area, The Cave was closed, but this time it was open and thought we would give it a try for a light lunch and a drink or two. All I can say is what a lovely place to have...lunch. Service was welcoming and friendly and had a lovely chat about wine. The mixed sharing board and the bottle of wine was just what we were after. Excellent service, welcoming and friendly, definitely be backMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

I used this space, to get some work done when I'm away from the office. Had a relaxed and welcome environment, great drinks range and nice quick food!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

Hi Mr Happy Thank you very much for your kind words. At The Cave, we offer a large array of amenities and we're thrilled that you felt comfortable carrying out your work duties here. we look forward to seeing you here again soon, kind regards...More

Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

The Cave is another of our favourite eating and drinking places in Milford. We visited four times in December. Lovely tapas, lovely staff. We kicked off our Christmas season with lunch and an evening visit on the day of Milford Christmas Lights Event. Milford really...buzzes at this time of the year and it is great to see how the business community and local population put so much effort to making the event a success. Apart from a couple of lunches we went to their Italian wine tasting event mid December. Wow. So much fun from a very knowledgeable wine master. Some extremely palatable and reasonably priced wines as well. Naturally we made some purchases and enjoyed a tapas lunch as well. Look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

New Year's Eve at the cave As always a warm welcome and great service Great atmosphere for the evening and seeing in the new year Thanks to all the staff for making it a great new year and the disco for a great mix of...tunes Thoroughly recommend the cave for food alsoMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Visited for drinks and tapas .. great atmosphere..we were served by Chris, who was attentive and friendly. The food was lovely and we chose a bottle of wine from the shop. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Dear AJay13 Thank you for your kind words, Chris is normally behind the bar as he's an excellent mixologist, however he does venture out onto the floor sometimes so he can speak to the outside world! I will pass on your appreciation to him and...More

Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Came in for a lovely tapas supper and a couple glasses of really nice wine. Lovely looking place and chilled atmosphere. Staff were very friendly, ended up coming back the following night for a quick drink. Great gin selection. Highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Hi Chuggyb84 Thank you for your support on both evenings, and your time in posting a positive review, much appreciated. Next time you're down from Oxford, it would be a pleasure to see you again, kind regards Jon

Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Popped in for a G&T and local ale and this delivered. Lovely relaxed atmosphere with table service and a vast selection to choose from. Shame tapas wasn’t being served so we will need to return another time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Hi Keefymabb We'll get you next time you're down from Haddenham to try our Tapas selection which i'm sure you'll enjoy with a nice glass of wine. Thank you for your support Jon

Reviewed 29 September 2023

We visited this lovely place in 2018 when we were staying in the area, and as we were recently there again we had to go back as it is a fantastic, friendly place to grab a drink and food. We stopped for lunch and received...a warm welcome and offered to choose a seat anywhere we wanted. As we had our dog with us, we sat towards the back. Very quickly we were offered drinks and we perused the Tapas menu. For us there was plentiful choice. We ordered 5 dishes to share, Farmhouse Pate, chutney, and toasted bread; Fried salt ‘n’ pepper calamari, garlic aioli; Boquerón’s, fresh anchovy fillets, sliced baguette, lemon & oil; Southern fried chicken fillets, sriracha sauce; Falafel with beetroot and humous. The food was so tasty I could of kept going, but knew I had had enough. A couple of pints of the local IPA and a coffee and lunch was delicious. I would drive the 1.5 hours from where I live to visit this place for a wonderful evening to sample their drinks and food any day. We will be back....More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

Hi Beef36 What a lovely honest review, Thank You. I remember both of you and your dog as we talked a bit, so we're very grateful you've shared your experience at The Cave in a positive way. We look forward to your next visit, and...More

Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

We’ve been to the Cave a fair bit but felt compelled to write a review after a memorable evening on Friday. We were met at the door by a charming young gentleman who welcomed us and showed us to a table. The bar was buzzing...with a good number of smiling efficient staff who looked after us really well. Drinks and tapas were super too. It’s so nice to be offered another drink without having to hunt down a waiter or queue.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2023

Hi Wow, thank you. It's great to hear that you're a regular here and I'm really chuffed that you took time out to post a lovely review of The Cave. We will strive to continue our friendly service and always keep your glass topped up...More

Reviewed 23 August 2023

We had the most amazing food and cocktails here. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. It has been a long time since I have been able to say that everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. I just wish we had found this...at the beginning of our holiday. I will be highly recommending this to any friends who visit the area. If you get the chance to go you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

Hi, we can't Thank You enough for your time to write such a positive review. Every business thrives or thwarts on their reputation, and we are proud of ours, and with reviews like yours, we will go from strength to strength. Very much appreciated, and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

Early light dinner. Had a few drinks and couple of Tapas each as visiting the area... ... lucky we don't live nearby as we would be regulars... Great food and drink selection. Very tasty. Good selection of drinks too.. all reasonbly priced. Comfortable with really...attentive, efficient and knowledgable staff... loved itMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

Hi Andy, really nice to hear such kind and thoughtful words. We're glad you enjoyed your experience enough to write a positive review, so Thank You for that. We hope to see you again in the near future, kind regards Jon

Reviewed 19 May 2023 via mobile

After a long drive from the midlands to the lovely sleepy town of Milford on sea, we descended on the cave! Met with smiles - we were not! As a group of family lads heading away for a weekend away, you can only imagine that...a few beers, some nice wine and a bit of banter was on the menu. Unfortunately the owner of the bar (who refused to give his name at first), decided that good vibes and fun was strictly prohibited in these parts. After rudely joining our table, pulling up a chair, with an embarrassing attempt to intimidate us, he asked the purpose of our trip. Clearly only locals are permitted to drink and spend money in this disappointing establishment and being a multiple pub owner myself, with the tough times the worlds been through, we’d of expected to be made welcome. It’s clear when you look at the body language of the staff that John (when he finally gave his name), likes to make his presence known as there was a nervous atmosphere from the off! Get yourself down the smugglers! Far more accommodating.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Jon Crouch, Owner at The Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2023

Hi Peck Thank you for your honest review, and you're right, you should of gone to The Smugglers where they, I'm sure would have accommodated you perfectly well and sincerely. We however like to create a safe, friendly and subtle environment that doesn't include loud,...More

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Hi Jonathan We do not take bookings, please feel free to pop along at your convenience and we'll look after you, kind regards Jon
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Hi Thank you for your enquiry. At present we have reduced our food offering to Meat and Cheese Platters, Meatballs and Chorizo, to which the Chorizo is not gluten free. We do hold gluten free bread as an option for gluten... More
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Hi Jane, children and dogs are welcome at the cave, we have a selection of soft drinks, However we do not have a kids food menu, we look forward to seeing you and the family in the future. take care
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