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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
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All reviews lunch bacon sandwich sandwiches cake overlooking the river great place to eat full english lovely cafe fantastic food chippenham
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food every time we visit. Very varied menu, lots freshly prepared on order. Staff always friendly and welcoming. Very fairly priced for the quality of food. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised to find Fay's open on Easter Sunday, and it was a great discovery, We stopped here on the way to the Atwell Wilson motor museum and there was a range of tasty food and very friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Have had breakfast here a few times and also a light lunch. Comfortable, pleasant environment and good, well presented, healthy food. Two things that stand out: they do an excellent double baked jacket potato and their salad dressing is really good. Good enough to write...a review about! The breakfast is also always satisfying and tasty. I like that things are not too oily and the grilled tomatoes are fresh (not from a can!)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

Staff were welcoming and very pleasant. Food was exceptional and good value for money. We had the sharing fish platter with a side order of chips. Fresh cooked and very tasty. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Great food - best fish pie I’ve had in years! MUCH more fish than potato! Friendly, helpful staff and they refused my offer to pay for the glass I accidentally broke! Great experience; thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with my daughter. Despite being busy the food and service was exceptional. Thank you. Sharing seafood platter was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Fabulous vegan lunch. A good selection and plant milk. I’ve been a few times now, always good food and service. Always happy to choose Fay's when I’m in Calne . I had Falafel and hummus and my friend had scampi, as usual really nice food

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

We love a visit to Fay’s. It’s our local first choice go to when we want breakfast or lunch out, the food is always great. The staff are always polite and welcoming, nothing is ever too much trouble. I have celiac and they cannot be...more helpful, gluten free cake is always on the menu and the gf pancakes are to die for!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

We regularly call in for a coffee or breakfast at Fay’s. The pancakes are the best around. Our dog is always welcome inside but obviously not able to be at tables near the kitchen door. Plenty of outside seating by the river with blankets to...borrow on colder days. Staff always polite and friendlyMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Great food, chips were incredible and the dessert was gorgeous! So busy but we didn’t wait long at all. Lovely friendly staff too. Will be returning 😊

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Excellent breakfast, friendly staff and a great view. Inside and outside seating, will be back again very soon! Our dog also enjoyed the visit!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Fantastic brunch at Fay’s. The service was incredible and staff only too happy to swap and change a few things on my order - not always possible in a lot of places! Food was incredible a great place in town.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Very disappointed. Looked online for somewhere that accepts dogs and this place popped up as one the best.. We could see space inside so started to walk in however was stopped by an arrogant young member of staff who stated "There is no space inside...for dogs". Not a "How are you" or "Welcome" in sight. We were then told we could sit outside only - which we didn't want to do as it was an overcast day and there was smokers outside. When challenged as to why this was, she stated it's "because the food was uncovered" and "dogs cannot sit near food storage areas" which again, was not what was is advertised on their website (as everything is supposed to be covered and dogs are welcome in all areas). We immediately left and will will never return. Not sure how they get such a high rating as this has been the worst place in Wiltshire to visit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

So expensive and tiny potions! Won’t be going back unless it’s for a cup of tea. Really can’t understand how they can justify the price/portions. I was looking at a jacket potato but it was £11+ defo a shame as would be lovely if affordable.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Fay Stallan, Owner at Fay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2023

Thank you for your review but it is misleading. You state that a jacket potato at our Bistro is over £11 but a jacket potato with a salad is actually £5.70, almost half of what you stated.

Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

3 and a half. Food and location I'd give 4 but the price was just too expensive. Ordered the full breakfast, however, toast is extra, beans is extra, black pudding is extra etc etc, by the time I had the breakfast I wanted it was...about £17. By contrast the same in Chippenham was about £12. The other breakfast places in Calne are cheaper, but to be fair this is the premier location and the food and service was fine, just a bit too pricey for my liking.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Fay Stallan, Owner at Fay's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2023

Thank you for the semi-positive review, but I would like to respond to a couple of things. First, toast is included with the breakfast, it clearly states that on the menu. Secondly, to reach £17 you would have to add at least 6 extras to...More

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Fay's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5