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The No Car Cafe

Rushop Lane | Nr Castleton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QT, England
+44 1298 816218
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“oatcakes” (4 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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Rushop Lane | Nr Castleton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QT, England
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

usually go here after a walk. marvellous scones, jam & cream & a good cuppa too. Only problem? You have to walk back up the hill (500metres) to where you parked the car!

1  Thank brush-head
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A small group of us came upon this place while on a walking trip and needed emergency loo stop! we called into use the loo but while we were there some members of the group asked if they sold crips/chocolate etc to make up for...More

1  Thank Buzz C
Ollie002, Owner at The No Car Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We were not at all pleased to see this group of about 10 people who visited our cafe solely to use the toilet facilities but with no intention of buying anything. We are not a take-away cafe (planning restritions) so do not sell anything that...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great welcome with great soup and filled oatcakes. All very freshly done in beautiful converted barn. Great for cyclists and walkers. Let's use it.

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very welcome stop at this cafe during a walk at the head of the Edale valley. Made to feel very welcome despite our muddy boots and dog. Food really nice (plus a cheeky beer).More

Thank Cwtchy
Ollie002, Owner at The No Car Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Hello Cwtchy, Great to hear from you again and thanks for the review. Muddy boots and dogs are never a problem to us - we had the floor tiled for that very reason - as no cafe should ever have a problem with walkers, dogs...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

The No Car Cafe was a delightful find in the heart of the Peaks. A very welcome bowl of home made vegetable soup, accompanied by a delicious bacon butty (with plenty of bacon!) and lovely fresh coffee made a warming half way stop whilst walking...More

1  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 12 October 2016

When you walk in it looks quite up market with its high vaulted ceiling, nice tables and chairs, pictures and a map on the wall, however the reasonably priced menu and friendly service soon makes you feel at ease in your cycling clobber. I had...More

Thank Oldtuggo
Ollie002, Owner at The No Car Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Hello Oldtuggo, (great tag by the way) I like to think that I am a little upmarket but Jan on the other hand........ Great to learn that you liked the place but worrying that you think that we are reasonably priced! Must have a word...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

We got "The No Car Cafe" leaflet from friends and although we live not far away, decided to seek it out. Well worth the visit, excellent coffee and scones (with jam and clotted cream!!), well we had had lunch and not walked far. It is...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Came across this cafe whilst out on a mountain bike ride round edale , very impressed with the cafe itself ,two mugs of coffee and a large slice of very nice cake later and energy levels back up,very friendly service and would recommend and return...More

Thank 21,071,960
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a welcome stop here while walking part of the Pennine Bridleway. Delicious cakes with generous portions of tea and coffee were just what was needed on a sunny Bank Holiday. The cafe isn't far off the road for those not walking and is...More

Thank gmwhite2016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

In a beautiful setting and very peaceful. The cafe is clean and modern.The owners owners are friendly and knowledgeable. The prices are very good and one gets a large pot of Yorkshire tea for what one would pay for a mug in lots of other...More

Thank Ruth M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rushop Lane | Nr Castleton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 816218
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Hidden high in the hills of the Dark Peak "The No Car Cafe" welcomes walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Share in the wild, rugged, beauty of its landscape. Those that make the journey will be rewarded with locally sourced, freshly prepared, real food in a friendly, relaxing,rustic atmosphere. Warm yourself by the log burning stove. Once rested and well nourished, continue your exploration of the Dark Peak hills. Got a car? Not a problem. Park in the lay-by on Sheffield road at the top of Rushup Lane and walk the 500 m to "The No Car Cafe". It will be well worth the effort!
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