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The Refreshment Room

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Updated 27/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$8 - US$21
CUISINES
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in after a nice walk along the trail. The old station room is well set out, light, airy, comfortable and has an ambiance of years gone by. The staff were extremely nice and helpful. We enjoyed our meals which came with plenty of fresh...salad leaves and were well presented on attractive tableware. Our only negative was that from the car park there was no information/indication that this café existed - potential customers are missing out on this little gemMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Ordered 2 bacon cobs and 2 coffee's. Really nice when they arrived but was quite a delay in getting them. Great place for a wonder and a relax

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021

Called in at this lovely cafe in early July after a walk from Bakewell. We had to wait a short while for a table as the staff were busy with other customers, mostly takeaways. Our waitress took our order and when the food came, although...we had only ordered soup and salads, it was rather more than we were expecting, and delicious too. Great value for money. So a great pit stop after a long walk, good food, and a very pleasant and efficient waitress (Leah). A place we would definately return to.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021

Really enjoyed a snack and drinks .Great service and friendly staff. Have eaten here about 5 times and will go back again.

Date of visit: July 2021
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CEBS, Owner at The Refreshment Room, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2021

Thank you for your lovely review! We’re so pleased you enjoy visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 😊

Reviewed 25 June 2021

Wide variety of lunch options, everything was delicious and service was definitely with a smile! Would recommend to everyone

Date of visit: June 2021
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CEBS, Owner at The Refreshment Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2021

Thank you for your review. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon! 😊

Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

This is a really great place to stop for hot drinks and a warming snack after a long walk on a cold day. The service was very nice, and I’m surprised to read in earlier reviews that some people had thought the service was rude....It was very welcome to find that the cafe was very warm and the radiators were hot; it meant I could get my wet gear dry! Obviously seating is quite limited at the present time, though there are lots of picnic benches outside where it would be nice to sit on a warm day. I had a delicious soup and sandwich, though the paninis caused me a bit of food envy!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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CEBS, Owner at The Refreshment Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2021

Thank you for your lovely comments! We really appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon. 😊

Reviewed 27 October 2020

Looking for somewhere to have a quick bite today. Pouring with rain and many places closed, we phoned ahead to The Refreshment Room. Very polite from the word go. Table was reserved. Arrived in the pouring rain. Felt very safe from Covid point of view,...lots of safety precautions in place. Staff were very friendly from the outset. We had a simple lunch - warming soup and scrambled eggs on toast. Very tasty coffee too. So glad to see this place up and running. Last time I visited for a cycle down the Monsal Trail, it was a closed up building with an ice cream van in the carpark. Lovely to see it made into so much more. Will definitely visit again, hopefully in the sunshine next time!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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CEBS, Owner at The Refreshment Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again. 😊

Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

I would advise to perhaps stop for a hot drink etc somewhere else. A staff member was not very accommodating on the verge of being very extremely rude not just to us but other customers too ( shocking )

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

This cafe is situated in the old station nearer the Buxton end of the Monsal Trail although there is also a cafe on site. Good lunch options and very nice.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Visited today. (23rd October) We were a party of 6. The children had kids meals, sausage chips and beans, excellent value for money and clean plates too! I had the goats cheese panini, it was absolutely delicious ! My husband had a Derbyshire beef burger...that looked amazing! He assured me it tasted as good as it looked. Staff were extremely helpful and polite, even guiding us on a great walk around Chee dale, the lady that recommended the walk was extremely knowledgeable of the local area so we were really quite grateful. All in all a lovely experience. Oh and the homemade cakes were tasty too. Can’t wait to visit again. Thank you.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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tealover78, Owner at The Refreshment Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2020

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our Cafe and look forward to welcoming you back soon. 😊

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Yes, The Refreshment Room is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Refreshment Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5