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The Old Smithy

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The Old Smithy Chapel Hill | Beeley, Matlock DE4 2ND, England
+44 1629 258927
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Old Smithy Chapel Hill | Beeley, Matlock DE4 2ND, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was my husband’s birthday & a gloriously sunny day . We live locally and decided to go to the Old Smithy for brunch. We really enjoy visiting as the atmosphere is always welcoming & Beeley village provides a delightful backdrop. The sunshine had brought...More

Thank AFletcher7_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here every day while staying at the Nook just up the road and loved the place. There was a homely fire in the log burner and a warm welcome from Sarah each day. We had range of breakfasts including the full works,...More

Thank Mikedg
sarahhH9920WC, Owner at The Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! It was only the night before your review that Stuart, my husband, was telling me he had cooked breakfast for the same family for the whole week! We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at The Smithy on our way through Chatsworth for an afternoon drink. My OH couldn't, of course, resist the awesome-looking cakes on display. I, however, was much more constrained and ordered a toasted teacake, which was, in fact, one of the best toasted teacakes...More

1  Thank SheffieldPip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taken to lunch here by a regular, we had high expectations which were exceeded. The Smithy is dog friendly & canine chums get a bonus biscuit. The Smithy was packed full of families, cyclists and walkers on the first Sunny Sunday this year and service...More

1  Thank The-Old-Scribe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a totally different experience to our previous visit. Ordered coffees and chose our lunch - and then we sat for a long time before being served. Other customers arriving after us were served but not our table. The cafe was busy so perhaps...More

Thank bewrayer
sarahhH9920WC, Owner at The Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your review, I’m very sorry to read this. I’m sure if you have looked a previous trip advisors we have really good reviews and we genuinely feel we are usually very consistent in what we do. Sometimes another tables food may...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was are second visit here today . The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to food intolerances . Me and Mum were very well catered for GF & DF lots of options to choose from . Mum had bacon and cranberry...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Called in about 10 days ago for coffee and cake. Both were delicious! The lady serving us was extremely pleasant and helpful. We are looking forward very much to trying out the rest of their fare on future occasions. Thank you to all the staff.

1  Thank Judy M
Sarah H, Owner at The Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank your for your positive review!! It’s great to know we are doing a good job and it certainly boosts staff morale. 😁

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We selected this cafe from reviews on Trip Adviser and it did not disappoint. Very pleasant staff and excellent food although the portion size of my vanilla pod pancakes with crispy bacon & maple syrup were larger than I could ever manage. My husband says...More

Thank holidaymaker23
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Visited last week, always a pleasure. It's been a while since we last came and pleased to see that clean dogs are welcome inside. Unfortunately ours was filthy! Luckily the outside seating is good, with blankets provided to keep out the chilly weather. Coffee excellent...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is a great cafe with really lovely food, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere. We had mushroom soup and the staff happily acceded to our request to replace the accompanying bread with a walnut and cheese scone. Both were lovely. It’s really popular with...More

1  Thank WeekenderYork
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Smithy Chapel Hill | Beeley, Matlock DE4 2ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 258927
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