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US$6 - US$13
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous gently warmed scone, plenty of cream and lovely jom. Quirky little venue...love it! Tucked up a side street so hunt it out!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

We were looking for place where we could get a cup of tea and a cake and fit five people and three dogs in. This fairly small place looked promising for the food but seemed to present a challenge on space however a speculative enquiry...was met with enthusiastic exhortations to enter. We were seated at the only table that could accommodate us but actually without being crowded. My daughter was keen to have a scone at some point in the holiday but had been frustrated by all previous locations only offering the fruited variety. She was delighted that three varieties of home baked scones were on offer including plain, fruited and cheese. Devon cream teas in two varieties of scones were ordered plus another with cappuccino cake. There was a wide variety of teas on offer, all loose leaf, and we all opted for Assam. The tea was served with an eclectic mix of vintage tea cups, no two the same, and very generous portions of strawberry jam and clotted cream which we were assured would be topped up if needed, which seemed unlikely. The scones arrived nicely warm, well risen and of generous size. The scones were simply delicious, the best that most of us could recall eating in many years of sampling in various places, including many in the county immediately to the west. There was a brief debate about whether the cream was to be applied in the Devon style or the Cornish style but in deference to our location we applied the cream first. Not a word of criticism was to be heard and, although not needed, the final act of great service was the delivery of some diced chicken for the dogs. If you are ever looking for a decent cup of tea in Sidmouth with a good choice of cakery served by happy staff, I couldn’t recommend the Dairy Shop more highly.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

Had the best cream tea here today. Delicious warm crispy scone that melted in my mouth with generous portions of ham and cream and a pot of leaf tea. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

We visited back in March and the cream tea was wonderful, so making a return visit on Wednesday we were ABIT disappointed. My husband's scone was served and when he cut into it, it was frozen still in the middle, also both servings of the...clotted cream seamed to have been frozen too. Certainly not the high standard it was previously. But the staff did correct things and were full of apologies, but still left disappointed compared to our last visitMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

We called in just for a quick coffee and a bite to eat. The food was excellent so was the coffee. We now call in regular just for a coffee as it tastes so good. Talking to the waitress the coffee is roasted in Sidmouth...it’s good to support local businessMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 April 2022 via mobile

Delightful place with delicious food. We were on holiday in the area and we’re recommended to go here for a cream tea. It was lovely!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 February 2022

Quirky but very welcoming. Felt it is a rich "hub" for Sidmouth. Lovely food and delicious mocha milk shake. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022 via mobile

Fabulous eatery with great staff. Food delicious and plentiful. Homity pie was great and the cream tea chaser was superb. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2021

Had the most amazing evening with friends. This place is a hidden gem !!! We all had a wonderful time and learned so much about the gin making process and how ingredients are locally sauced. So much wonderful local produce to buy and staff are...extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I couldn’t recommend enough, not just for gin school but also to buy top quality local food and beverages if not for yourself to enjoy but as gifts. They do great Christmas hampers and lots of quirky little food and beverage gift. Sometimes for everyone. A great experience and will definitely be returning for gin school and just to shop.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021

Found this gem by accident! Absolutely delicious food with a huge choice, extensive gluten free options with friendly efficient staff. The shop had a great range of local produce & gluten free pies. It even had its own gin selection.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

We popped in for some lunch and wasn't disappointed at all. It's a lovely little place to visit. And hubby was delighted to see that they make gin there. So he purchased a couple of small bottles to have while we are on holiday.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

An amazing little deli shop with fantastic choice of produce. We visited here as our accommodation welcome basket ( Old Scout Hut) had gorgeous jams and apple juice from here. Purchased jams, chutneys and beers as gifts all fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2021

The sort of deli (because it is far more than just a dairy shop) you always hope to find. Knowledgeable, friendly staff presiding over a huge range of cheeses and associated goodies.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

Stopped by for a cream tea (with coffee) - very pleased ! Beautifully warmed fruit scone with strawberry hame and clotted cream and very tasty flat white - will call in again !! Stocked up on local gin and vodka too !!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021

Before I start, I ticked the "terrible" review by mistake. This little gem is somewhere that every visitor to Sidmouth should visit. The people are great, the food INCLUDING THE PASTIES is superb and it is really a lovely place. Miss this and you will...regret it. Thanks to them all for a great visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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THE DAIRY SHOP, Sidmouth - Updated 2023 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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The Dairy Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5