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Review of Bensons

Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$16
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bensons is an independent, locally owned eatery that has been trading in the town for 25 years. It serves a £5 breakfast (including bottomless tea or coffee), home made lunches, afternoon tea and cakes. Locally made patisseries are served all day with loose leaf teas and freshly ground coffees. Bensons also offers a dedicated Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu. The Independent newspaper rated Bensons as one of the Top 50 places in the UK to take Afternoon Tea,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Popped in today for a cream tea and was just beautiful. Fresh homemade scone and a great cup of tea. Staff very welcoming. Such a great little place.

Visited June 2014
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Coffee was very good indeed and the service was attentive. I was disappointed with the scrambled eggs which were over done and poorly seasoned, served on sliced granary bread with practically raw mushrooms. Could be improved by using nice bread and paying more attention to the eggs.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The main reason for visiting Bensons was for the gluten free menu.
This lovely little cafe is clean and has friendly, attentive staff. The gluten free menu is varied and offers sandwiches, toasties and home made cakes all of which taste as good as the 'real thing'.
Unfortunately Bensons could easily be missed as it is hidden away in a small shopping arcade, which is a shame.
For anyone who follows a gf diet, or for those who don't, I would definitely recommend paying a visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A little disappointing”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Visited here while on holiday in the Cotswolds, main reason for visit was because it made and sold Gluten Free Food. Good points: nice looking menu, seperate Gluten Free menu: Bad points
waited good 15 minutes before we got to order anything and we had to ask to order, then another good 20-25 minutes before we were served food, I had gluten free toastie which was almost cold and had hard dry bacon which I think much of been left over from breakfast, corned beef hash was nice but on the small side for the price, most staff unfriendly, did not engage in any conversation, no thanks or bye or was everything ok, such a shame as we were looking forward to going there especially due tom the gluten free menu

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank 66Jane2014
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful place”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

My fiancé and I had a 4 day trip to Stratford Upon Avon and read about Bensons prior to going. We phoned and pre-booked Afternoon tea for two for the day of our arrival. I informed the young lady on the phone of a few allergies.
When we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely man who showed us to our seats. The atmosphere was wonderful and the decor perfect. He knew about various allergies and double checked everything. The afternoon tea included the best salmon and cucumber sandwiches I have had and the most fantastic scone and clotted cream, washed down with endless tea. The whole experience was perfect. We enjoyed it so much, we went back on our last day for breakfast!

It really is a must when in Stratford. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Deborah R
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