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“Never again !!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Bank Cafe Bar

Old Bank Cafe Bar
Ranked #65 of 122 Restaurants in Matlock
Price range: US$0 - US$24
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
of liverpool
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Never again !!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Booked this last minute as everywhere else in Matlock bath were full and we didn't want to miss out on a bank holiday weekend break in this lovely town. Paid extra for the ensuite room but were really disappointed. Although sheets were clean the rest of the bedding were grubby, worn and ripped. The room was tired and worn , bathroom dirty and whole room definitely needed upgrading. I only read reviews on laterooms and should have come straight to trip advisor(obviously friends of theirs gave the majority of views) . If we wanted two cups of coffee in the room we would have struggled as there was only one sachet! At breakfast my husband asked for egg to be poached and the owner looked at him as if he had two heads and said they didn't poach eggs. No apology. However, when the breakfast arrived it was really good and guess what, his egg was poached!!! Very overpriced b and b.

  • Visited May 2014
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7 Thank PinkyandPerky2010
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English first
2 reviews
“ Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

For the last few years myself and a group of friends travel through Matlock on the way to the Peak District at this time if year. For the last 3 years we have stopped at The Old Bank Cafe for a break and food. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. We all expressed how much we enjoyed it. The host is very friendly and remembered us from previous years. Im already looking forward to the steak pie again next year. I'm surprised to see some negative comments, we had a laugh with the host and found him friendly. The cafe area is clean and comfortable, it's also one of the only establishments that isn't a chip shop. We will definitely be going back next year.

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Thank Smiggy99cas
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very RUDE man - owner of B&B”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Can't believe this mans aggressive attitude towards his paying guests. Having stayed in the Old Bank Cafe B&B for one night (thank god) we was exposed to air fresher after air fresher to hide the musty smell of all the rooms, the bedding was worn and ripped and the duvets being very thin where dreadful and old. The owner is very confrontational and has an attitude he does not give a S--- ........ Whilst we was all out in Matlock for the night he seemed to be in every pub we went in to the point we felt we was being watched. Was made to feel like naughty school children bearing in mind we are all in our 40,s and are respectable hardworking people.

Visited April 2014
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6 Thank Halsesp
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Extremely Rude staff!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

The staff was very rude, sounded racist(I may be wrong), but no manners at all. The person had no manners to talk and kept saying does not care. Amazing. Just two days in to UK and this rude attitude does not reflect well.

  • Visited April 2014
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5 Thank Shehryar H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“" what a rude,bad tempered man! "”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

would never stay here ever again. what a rude, bad tempered man Paul is when he has had a drink! . went for the night out with a few friends in Matlock bath. ended up at the fishpond pub to see the live band. had a great time, the place and staff are brill. Initially Paul was very welcoming, but later on after we got back from the pub, I think he wanted us to put our pyjamas on and go to sleep! he entered our rooms without knocking and was loud, aggressive and confrontational. rooms are very shabby and are not worth what he charges. never been anywhere with so many cheap air fresheners! we didn't bother with breakfast because we just wanted to get out a.s.a.p.

  • Visited April 2014
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6 Thank notts m
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