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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ulnaby is a great place for a breakfast or a lunch the staff are friendly and the food is very good highly recommend the beef stew all that and an amazing farm shop’s

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch in this lovely little cafe, a good selection of home cooked offerings on the menu friendly staff. There is a farm shop which we didn’t buy from but there was a steady stream of customers and we were advised that...sausages are very good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

We called on 28/11/2023 for lunch very busy as usual. A table for two had just been cleared & cleaned. On ordering my hubby gave his choice to which member of staff said are you sure as Beef Babs on & that's your usual oh...go on then & changed his mind didn't take a lot of persuasion. How lovely that staff know what people like & regularly order. We all had a laugh about it. This is why we support local businesses as you get great service, very good food freshly cooked using local produce & good value for money. Well done Ulnaby. See you soon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

After one of our favourite cafe's closed down we looked on here for alternatives. The cafe was really busy and the staff were lovely but the food was distinctly average and expensive for what it was.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Since my last review we have visited many many times. Introduced some friends who didn't know it existed. Service always very good, friendly, pleasant staff. Food freshly cooked always nicely presented. Has a very good shop food & unusual gifts.

Date of visit: October 2023
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donna o sullivan, General Manager at Ulnaby Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2023

Thank you for your lovely review....Its down to our wonderful and loyal customers that keeps us going..

Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

Was busy when we arrived on a Wednesday lunchtime with a mixture of locals and holidaymakers. We had the beef stew which was totally melt-in-the-mouth. This prompted me to purchase a large freezer bag full of beef from their famed Belted Galloway herd, mainly steaks...but also minced beef and few ready meals. Everything was absolutely outstanding and I especially loved the sirloin steak which is about the best I have ever tasted in my 50-odd years. It lasted us with BBQ’s all summer. If only I could order a delivery down to London…More

Date of visit: June 2023
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donna o sullivan, General Manager at Ulnaby Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2023

Thank you very much for your glowing review !!!....Very pleased you appreciated our food.... I hope you enjoyed your second batch of meat your friend delivered to you ..

Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

It doesn't matter what time of day or what day of the week this cafe & farm shop are always busy. That tells you something. Warm welcome always greets you table service which I am a huge fan of. Nice simple menu all food home...cooked & freshly baked scones & cakes. Shop has a great choice of fresh produce, freezers full of delicious meat, soups, curries, burgers & cake frozen to take home. A lovely place to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

Me and my partner returned here for the second time and it was just as good as we remembered I had the carrot and sweet potato soup which was so good and my partner had the cheese burger which was so tasty I wanted one...myself but was too full from the soup! The staff are all so friendly nothing is ever too much trouble looking forward to returning!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

My favourite go to farm shop and cafe! Produce is fresh and food served in the cafe is always delicious. Staff are friendly and we're always made to feel welcome. Great little playground for my toddler as well!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

Really good quality sausages especially the ones with black pudding in. The lamb is our favourite meat but just as good is the liver. Nice to shop there and always have a coffee and cake, usually taking home a scone as well. My friend and...I go for lunch and love the soup.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

We really like the atmosphere, good coffee, and nice interior. The drinks and foods were all tasty. There are beautiful views from the cafe and you could go feed the animals. we bought a joint of beef from the shop and it was to die...for!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

Since you did not respond to my email, here ate my comments. Dear Sirs, We’ve had great food at your café on many occasions. Ulnaby had become our go to lunch spot. This was shattered today. We were sitting near the counter and could see...that the plates were not being rinsed before being dried. However, the glasses did receive a quick rinse, which is positive. It is our understanding that the dirty / soapy water should be rinsed off in order maintain a good standard of hygiene. So it is with great regret that we cannot convince ourselves to return until we are confident that these practices have changed. Yours disappointedlyMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Drove down from the village nearby, this was our first visit. Looked great from the outside, plenty of parking, tea shop and farm shop. Entered the tea shop, got barked at by an old lady cashing up that they were shut! She was very impolite,...we apologised and said the sign coming in says open till 4pm and its only 3.15pm, we only wanted a coffee. She shouted its 3.20 and im not doing them now! Lovely greeting, needless to say we won’t be going back!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

Six of us arrived for lunch after asking if we could be accommodated they where moving tables for us to be seated. Drinks order taken quickly & arrived with hot drinks. Food order taken & with 6 we knew be a short wait. Food arrived...as always nicely presented, hot & very tasty. One couple never been before & where very impressed & will return. The other 4 are regular visitors. I brought frozen Ginger cake home it was beautiful so light & very tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

We call here quite often for either coffee, cake or scone or a bite of lunch. Food freshly prepared so if busy a short wait but we'll worth it. The flavours of scones is lovely this week lemon drizzle with white chocolate delicious & straight...out of oven on day of our visit. Meat from farm all tastes very nice & always so tender after cooking. This small cafe & shop are well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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donna o, Owner at Ulnaby Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2022

Thank you again for your lovely review....always a pleasure to have you visit.

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Ulnaby Farm Shop & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5