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The Big Cheese

High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PT, England
+44 1643 862773
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cheese plate” (4 reviews)
“sausage roll” (2 reviews)
“preserves” (3 reviews)
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High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in for coffee so we could take a look at the menu, they offer lots of good things to eat. We decided to go back the next day for a cheese taster plate. So glad we did, we tried 3 different cheeses each and...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious selection of goods including a great range of cheeses - as you would expect from a shop called The Big Cheese! What an asset to pretty Porlock.

Thank Erica E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a first-rate cheesemonger, delicatessen and coffee room on Porlock main street. It has quality coffee, fresh bread, cakes, chutneys, pickles, preserves, and take away snacks. We stopped for a coffee break after being dropped off at the church by the Vintage bus after...More

Thank karen t
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely shop selling an astonishing array of excellent cheeses, plus beers, ciders and baked goods. Friendly helpful staff.

Thank crazyguider
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Delightful little cheese and bread shop. Serve good quality tea and coffee with a selection of rolls, cakes and other delights. It is only a small place run by a friendly husband and wife team so you can be sure of good personal service. Also...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Prefer to support local businesses so whilst wandering through the town, saw this cheesmonger and cafe decided to pop in. Very friendly staff and great selection of local and other cheeses. Chose one and a sausage roll (random I know) wasn't disappointed. Both very tasty,...More

Thank simon c
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Visited Porlock on a drizzly day, and stopped for lunch. Had a sandwich and panini, both very tasty the accompanying salad was a work of art, with sliced apples, salad and chutney. Service was ok but not very fast, but once you saw the amount...More

Thank bean10
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a rainy lunch time, very friendly staff. Nice coffees and local Brie and chutney baguette was good and the side salad was superb. Wife's sausage roll was good. Little pricey perhaps. But overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank compuwight
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A very welcoming coffee shop , deli and lunch stop. Food is delicious and they really know what they are doing. Under new management in 2016, this one is worth putting into the itinerary without a doubt.

Thank Getaway247365
Reviewed 1 June 2017

On the way to Porlock Weir so picked up 2 pasties from here on the way past. Wish I hadn't bothered, they looked lovely in the window but had 3 mouthfuls of pastry before getting to the insipid tasteless mix in the middle which included...More

Thank colinmm
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 862773
Cheesemonger and Delicatessen
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