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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jospos
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tried to charge me £4 too much, then had to ask him for my change back to which he said his memory is going....

Thank Craig M
Sheffield, england
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agree with all other reviews, dark and dirty place, extemely overpriced, 'unusual' owner, bullying approach to customers, inappropriate language used. In hindsight we would have preferred to go without a drink than go here.

Thank Laurasdad
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found ourselves in this place because Castleton was so busy on a pre Christmas afternoon. All the Main Street cafes were bursting. Whatever people might think of the place and the proprietor, the fact is,it is a rip off. £10 a head for a hot chocolate (albeit with a dash of Baileys) and a couple of very small, stale... More 

3 Thank Carol C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

13 Thank Richard B
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

6 Thank 123Tim321
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

5 Thank 8bitfiend
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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 

3 Thank Simon H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

2 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 

3 Thank John B

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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?