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The Bean and Bag

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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812999
Today
08:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
Sat - Mon 08:00 - 16:30
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 908 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great name for a cafe! Tucked away down a side street and a place we had walked past before after visiting some of the better known Bakewell Tart providers. Very good tea, scones and toasted tea cakes with friendly service...nice selection of cakes and the sandwiches looked pretty good on the next table.Good value and another visit planned on our... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for a light lunch on a chilly Sunday, we both had soup, mine mushroom and tarragon and my partner had carrot and coriander. Both were very nice, mine was much hotter than hers and both needed a little seasoning but a very good portion with nice fresh bread. We will definitely go again as their cakes looked... More 

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Defford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place for lunch, the food was good and well priced. The service was good and very guick

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Thank deffordalan66
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place, centrally located with lovely staff. The food is excellent and substantial well worth a visit

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Thank grizzmace
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Quick and efficient but friendly service. Good range on offer for lunch which was very reasonably priced for a Bakewell establishment.

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Thank Dave B
chesterfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Popped into this delightful cafe on a cold Tuesday morning. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The heaters were on which was welcome. Just ordered plain hot chocolate they came quickly and were lovely. Seating upstairs as well as separate toilets.

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Thank paulc051
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We wanted breakfast with free range eggs and were amazed to find so many cafes in Bakewell still serving the cruel type of eggs. We asked in several and our spirits were beginning to droop when, thank goodness, we found this lovely little cafe which does serve free range eggs. The whole breakfast was beautifully cooked, too. The cakes looked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly coffee shop / snack bar in the centre of Bakewell. Had a good breakfast cooked to order and nothing too much trouble.

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Thank Mike R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

After walking around the wonderful place that is Bakewell, with so much to see, including the lovely varied shops,and waterways,and bridge with the love padlocks on, managed to finally choose an establishment that did afternoon tea. There seems to be lots of places that do afternoon tea in Bakewell,and all at a wife variety of prices, so really take your... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited in November on a bitterly cold Saturday. We were seated immediately and were treated very well by the staff. Lovely, simple food which warmed us all up. Really nice atmosphere and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Will definitely return

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:30
Monday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812999
Description
Family run cafe in the heart of bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?