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The Barn Cafe at Alder Carr

££ - £££Cafe, British,
Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market LP6 8LX, England
+44 1449 723359
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (53 reviews)
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“ciabatta” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market LP6 8LX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen previous reviews I agree that the service is awful. My partner and I ordered 2 sandwiches and ended up waiting 40 minutes until we eventually asked how long the wait was. This is the second time I've been to the barn cafe and...More

Thank Lilly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in for freshments whilst visiting the farm shop during a walk from Needham Lakes (worth doing in itself). Turned out to be much more than a garden centre coffee shop. Having planned a quick coffee we had a nice lunch. The food was...More

Thank g0akc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The barn at Alder Carr is always a delight. We regularly go for tea/coffee and cake as well as lunch. We have also booked in for a Christmas lunch for the third year in a row. The only drawback to the excellent food is that...More

1  Thank liverpoollou2014
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've been to Alder Carr quite a few times but never eaten at the café. We had lunch this time and was impressed by the varied menu. The food was very tasty and all the other dishes at tables around us looked yummy. I would...More

Thank rebeccavan22
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I wonder what has started the craze for serving food on lumps of slate or wood? Slate I can imagine can be cleaned satisfactorily but I do wonder about wood. I managed to avoid eating anything that had been in contact with the wood. The...More

Thank happybonzo
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Had a lovely brunch here with a friend in June and have been coming back for the odd brunch ever since. Staff are very friendly and welcoming, was a little nervous bringing a baby but they were so good with her. You can also bring...More

Thank lucys812
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Friendly and welcoming. The Barn Cafe is very clean and comfortable with inside and out side seating areas. The breakfast can include black pudding and home made 'bubble & Squeak'. The bread is home made as are the sausages, tomatoes home grown.

Thank paulpaulineips335
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest sandwiches I've ever had - lovely bread - but we were breaking a journey and a half hour wait for two cold-filled sandwiches (and a look that could kill when I chased them up) seemed excessive. Other meals looked very good...More

Thank UKHec
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Excellent I had bubble and sqeak very tasty very popular you always have to book, food pipping hot, good service

Thank josiejosh2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The wait for food was a bit long but worth it. The staff was friendly, cafe was clean. The food was amazing! we had vegetarian breakfast and I must say it was one of the best I have ever had. They have quite a few...More

Thank Ova I
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Response from Zzzzzzzp |
It varies depending on which meat you choose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market LP6 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Needham Market
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 723359
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Operated by Alison Mott. Head Chef is Tristan Hasler. Also listed on website.
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