Called at this café whilst on a walking weekend. It was a sunny bank holiday so fairly busy. I ventured inside to see if you needed to order as we had to wait for a table outside as we had our dog with us. ( I gather many cyclists use this café on a regular basis and there were quite a few on this occasion also). There appeared to be no counter at which to order so took a couple of menus outside where my husband had found us a table. We chose our food, although the menu seemed to contain a lot of egg options, and looked around for waitresses. I caught the attention of one of the waitresses and asked if we were meant to order inside or not to which she replied "no, find a table and she will be with you shortly." We then waited a further 15 minutes with another waitress appearing periodically to clear plates, and ask various other customers if their food was alright. I then asked a different waitress if she could take our order to which she replied " She will be with you shortly", I said that we had already waited 15 minutes and she said "She will be with you shortly". A family then left a table and a large group of cyclists arrived and seated themselves next to us in their place. "She" then came out of the café with a white envelope in hand which she had ripped into bits of paper to write down customer's orders. (fine, I'm all for recycling, no pun intended) but then went straight to the cyclists who had just arrived. Trying to remain patient we waited until she had taken their orders of ice cream and orange juices and then said "excuse me could you take our order please we have been waiting 20 minutes now". She said " well I am here now what do you want?" to which I said with a laugh.." I can't remember now I have forgotten" so "She" said " well ok you can go if you like" so I looked at my husband and said "ok then, we will go elsewhere". So, I really would have liked to have tried this cafe's products but it seems "she" does not trust her young staff to take orders and is prepared to lose custom. They do not seem to be able to cope with normal bank holiday custom. I will not be recommending this café stop to my cycling friends when they visit this area in July for the "tour" when there are plenty of really friendly cafes and pubs in the village and other villages en route. Including the café on the car park where the owner is very friendly and makes a great cuppa which we had tried before we set off for our walk. As you will see from my other reviews, I do not give bad reviews, unfortunately this establishment soured our day so much I felt compelled to write this review. Hope future walkers have better customer service if you decide to visit. Good luck!
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