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“Nice enough, but poor service”
Review of Pecorama

Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Beer
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: PECORAMA - one of East Devon's leading visitor attractions, is set on a hillside above the pictureque fishing village of Beer. It is home to the mile-long Beer Heights Light Railway with its fleet of miniature steam locomotives; the famous PECO Model Railway Exhibition featuring superbly detailed layouts in every major gauge and the PECO Millennium Celebration Garden, five stunning Garden "rooms" based on a celestial theme. Children's activity areas feature the wonderful new indoor 'Play Staion' plus an extensive range of outdoor play equipment, whilst grown-ups can try their skill and stamina on the Crazy Golf course and Fitness Trail. There is a varied programme of entertainment throughout the summer season, including children's shows featuring jesters, clowns and magicians performing under cover of our own big top, the PECO Marquee. The displayed opening times are for the summer season only (Easter to October). During our low season, the Beer Heights Light Railway and Gardens close but the Model Railway Exhibition & Shop, Garden Room Restaurant and Play Station Soft Play area remain open. Please see our website for these facilities’ winter opening hours.
Horsham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice enough, but poor service”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

There are some good features to Pecorama, not least the model railway exhibition and the train ride.
Such a shame that almost all the staff didn't seem much bothered about providing decent service. The waitress in the railway carriage actually stayed in her little room for so long that we (and others) walked out right past her. She didn't even look up! Respectfully suggest there could be training issues here.

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So much to do , so little time”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable day here with our 3 grandchildren (aged 7,5 and 4 ). First stop was a ride on the train which they all loved . As it was raining we then had lunch at the garden room cafe which had plenty of choice for everyone and was good value for money. Next stop was the play station which is a great new addition. We then went to watch Elfic the Jester after the children had their faces painted . Elfic was appreciated by all of us and delivered a very enjoyable show . Definitely worth a visit and enough to keep young and old occupied for the day

Visited May 2014
Thank Amanda B
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

What a day! Although quiet, it was very pleasant, the gardens are beautiful! We recommend it to families, especially with young children.

Visited June 2014
Thank Daniele B
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Classic Car Show”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Visited again this year, what a difference to last year. The restaurant was very under staffed, tables laden with dirty plates, food all over the floor, we had a job to find anywhere to have a cup of tea. When tables were eventually cleared not wiped down. The Pecorama is such an amazing place it is so sad that it was spoiled by lack of attention within the restaurant.

Visited May 2014
Thank Kath B
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Had a great day our here being a big kid for the day. We had two train rides, pulled by a liitle steam engine really great. The views from the train were great , all the gardens, across the fields to the sea. Just so nice to be in the fresh air. The weather on the day we went was not great but never mind.There are some model railways inside and you can press various buttons for things to move. Had a wonderful time.

Visited May 2014
Thank JANEEpsom
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