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The Hidden Tearoom and Bistro

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The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend, my daughter and my parents spotted a bizarre, hand scrawled sign for this tea room opposite the Castleton Visitors Centre. Curiosity for the odd advertisement and charming name got the better of us and we set off in search of the Hidden Tea Room feeling somewhat sorry for the owner who's parting shot on the sign was "unless... More 

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6 Thank Richard B
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Sadly I've got to agree with the other unflattering reviews. We couldn't get a seat in the cafe we first tried and notice the hand written sign for the hidden tearoom so headed off to find it. Our experience wasn't quite as bad as others but I did regret our choice. Unsurprisingly we were the only people in the cafe.... More 

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3 Thank 123Tim321
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I forget exactly when we came here, early in the year I think, snow on the ground, it was at the time one of the only places open...what a one off experience that was , interior decor would give Steptoes yard a run for its money and the slightly unhinged owner himself makes Steptoe seem like a country gent... Decorative... More 

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3 Thank 8bitfiend
Sheffield
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Dirty excuse of a tearoom. I got in the shower as soon as I got home.The carpet was thick with dust and dirt. The area was smelly. Large amount of flies in the area. The retail area was cluttered with a pile of junk to look like someone's junk room. The background music was a football match on the radio... More 

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3 Thank Simon H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fell headlong into the "best homemade scones in the area" line. Truly awful place but strangely interesting with the dusky smell, odd items for sale and the owner's enthusiasm for se footy chat. This place will surely be closed down soon so I would suggest a visit quickly. Guaranteed disappointment but in a uniquely charming manner.

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1 Thank Jimbo0304
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We came across a handwritten sign for the Hidden Tea Room while strolling through Castleton and decided to try and find it. Sadly we did. As we were climbing the stairs my wife realised we had made a terrible mistake. Unfortunately by this time the owner was behind us and left us with little option but to go on up.... More 

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3 Thank John B
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Dirty, smelly, with a scruffy owner. Reporting him to the health department. This cafe should be closed. Thought a cup of tea would be safe bur there was congealed cheesy milk on jug. Rude owner. Went outside for a fag. Doubt if he even washed his hands

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5 Thank jeantownson
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wished we had looked up Trip Advisor. The place was smelly & dusty, but we ended up having tea and scones. Thought it was a bit pricey.

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2 Thank kay k
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The owner took us upstairs, it smelled like an unclean animal cage with lots of visible dust and clutter. We wanted 5 cups of tea and 2 cream teas. The owner proceeded with a head count and and bought us out 7 cream teas!! The owner entertained the children is his own strange way while we ate these cheap supermarket... More 

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5 Thank Ashley A
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The proprietor of this 'Bistro' has absolutely no customer skills. He was very rude and unwelcoming. The establishment is now known as 'The Secret Tearooms'. Whether this name change is because of the reviews on this site I am unable to say. It is still above Dolly's shop. Despite the place being empty the gentleman would not let us sit... More 

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4 Thank Realtelford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Stones, Castleton, Peak District National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Castleton

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