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“Charming Little Shop; Excellent Cheeses”
Review of Paxton & Whitfield

Paxton & Whitfield
Ranked #92 of 738 Shopping in London
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Owner description: Paxton & Whitfield is a world-renowned cheese shop which has been in busines for over 200 years.
Portland, Oregon
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107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Charming Little Shop; Excellent Cheeses”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

After seeing a short promotional video on this cheese shop, I wanted to see what it was like as compared to the larger food halls. It is a charmer. Small, but loaded with select cheeses that are sold only when ready to be consumed. The selection of English cheeses was wonderful. They graciously help you to sample cheeses and then slice to meet your requirements. The young man who waited on me was very helpful, although I was surprised that he did not know what Boucheron is. Lots of variety in a small space. Their sandwiches are also very good.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good selection but service not so good”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

This place has a very nice selection of cheese but the service not so much. Maybe they were busy? Do not but will give it another try

Thank Mohsind11
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,200 reviews
564 attraction reviews
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“Say cheese!”
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

The best cheese shop I have ever come across. P&W is a temple to this gourmet delight and there is something to suit every taste. You will find soft and hard cheeses here, cheese from mild through to very strong, some made with cow's milk, others with ewe or goat's, some pasteurised and others unpasteurised; they are all here and in huge numbers. They also sell a great range of cheese paraphernalia from knives of all shapes and sizes to cute, mesh sided storage boxes, specially designed to let the cheese breathe and with a handle for carrying to the dinner table. If you like cheese (and you might have guessed that I do!) then you MUST come here.

2 Thank Howi58
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great as Ever”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I've been visiting this cheese shop for over 30 years - great place to shop with staff who are passionate about what they sell and happy to share their opinions too!
You can taste before you buy. They sell biscuits and other cheese-related things too. If you like cheese you won't leave empty-handed.

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Love Going Here”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

If you like cheese come here, great array of Boutique, classic English and European cheeses, knowledge of staff is amazing. Can also buy gourmet crackers to go with your cheese, then wander down to St James park and have a picnic. Also great array of cheese books and cheese gadgetry

Visited July 2013
Thank Simon H
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