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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the worst place I have ever been, avoid it like the plague! We went for afternoon tea, the owner is rude and quite frightening. The place is dirty and the service was awful, cups chipped, tea served in a chipped coffee plunger. Scones stale.

Thank 164sb
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a far as the door when I saw the grotty looking cook/owner coughing up and spitting out his stomach contents on the door step. The stench ouzing out of the door also put me off. Place should be closed down.

Thank MickHickman
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how we managed to patronise this awful place which, in basic terms, brings shame to Castleton. We noticed the owner in the area before entering, not realising who he was, but when he followed us upstairs we foolishly felt obliged to patronise this smelly and dusty place. He told us about some (Saxon?) bodies that had been dug... More 

Thank 745miker745
Alabama Mountain Lakes, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

first of all the owner was extremely rude, telling us to 'do one' after asking for a diet coke. he charged us £45 for two coke and three scones. absolute rip off would defiantly not recommend!!

1 Thank adamleewycherley
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Rudest service ever experienced in a cafe. Such a scowling lizard faced service and truly atrocious coffee to boot. I'd rather sip water from a puddle next time - rains enough in this city. Foul!

Thank DragonIII
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

First cafe we stumbled on after a walk! Having no cash we checked that they accepted cards, which it clearly states on the door which are accepted!! The "charity shop" downstairs was dirty and fusty but we still went upstairs for drinks for some unknown reason! Nothing has been cleaned or dusted since 1960's including the owner and his clothing!!... More 

2 Thank Donjatemadnev
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If only I had checked Trip Advisor before stopping here for a grimy cup of tea and a stale microwaved scone served with sour cream in the grottiest surroundings. Only the view could be commended. Sadly I think the location of what looks like a quirky little cafe, the first you encounter when walking down in to the village, will... More 

2 Thank RMSu
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

...... but what we actually found was Steptoe's back yard with Uncle Albert from 'Only fools and horse's' as the waitress !! We were feeling cold after coming out of Peak Cavern and needed a hot cuppa and cream scone to warm us up. The 'Hidden teashop' was the first teashop we came across and we were enticed in by... More 

2 Thank Sue R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Called for snack on a cold afternoon. If I hadn't been with my niece and her young son (who was fractious as he was hungry), I would have walked straight back out of the place. Met with junk shop on the ground floor and dark, dismal café on the first floor. The owner was friendly and pleasant to us but... More 

1 Thank 1wilma
Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Blisteringly cold day so we were thankful for a place to stop in and have a hot drink. We ordered a combination of hot tea, coffee and chocolate along with "handmade" scones. The scones were a little odd - he claimed he made them every morning, which I do believe, but I felt like there were maybe bits of his... More 

2 Thank Jospos

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  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?