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“Great little place”
Review of Matlock Meadows

Matlock Meadows
Ranked #14 of 50 things to do in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. We have a small outdoor play area and in the adjacent field and barn we have a micro pig, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction. We do not charge any entrance fees and therefore rely on the income generated from the shop sales to maintain our facilities which include outside play area, free car parking, toilets, and baby changing. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We wanted somewhere to go and get a bit of lunch with the kids. I'd heard of this place so after looking on here we thought we'd come and check it out. It's lovely little place, the food was nice- typical sandwiches, panini's, jacket potatoes and of course the lovely ice cream. The kids had happy meal type boxes which came with a sandwich, drink, crisps, balloon crayons, sticker etc. The staff we're polite and efficient and it was nice to show the kids the animals after we'd eaten. We'll definitely go again when we're thinking of going out for a light lunch and fancy somewhere with added extras then your typical cafe/ pub lunch.

Thank Gemma H
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Hi, many thanks for the lovely comments we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Found this farm by accident after leaving Matlock and Matlock Bath to its fish 'n chip shops. We only wanted afternoon drinks but we got so much more! We didn't have any children with us but It was lovely seeing all animals, I was like a big kid myself. After feeding and stroking the animals there is a large wash trough with soap and warm water to wash your hands before going into the Ice Cream Parlour. We just had tea and coffee which was priced very reasonable, everybody else was enjoying ice creams of different flavours and sizes. They also had a full snack menu available. This is definitely a must go place for all the family and certainly we shall be going again with or without our grandchildren.

Thank NorbertSandhurst
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again with the grandchildren.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Lovely ice cream served here, always check open hours and closing time. Lots of animals for children to see, nice little gift shop.

Thank Midlandsmamma
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

I go here frequently with my baby daughter. Its basically an icecream parlour / cafe that sells basic light snacks, fab coffee and a wide selection of icecreams made on the premises, all very reasonably priced and yummy. There are a number of animals on site you can visit (for free) such as pot belly pigs and chickens, all very friendly and can be fed on purchasing a bag of feed. The best way to describe this is small scale and charming. Its not a day out, but a wonderful place to pop into for an hour or so for coffee, see the animals and treat kiddies to an icecream.

Thank Rachel G
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

This is a relatively new venture, and appears to be expanding. We haven't tried the café, but we have tried the ice cream several times. Delicious. It is made from the milk of the cows on the farm milked by the chap and made by his missus. Perfect business!

Thank jake1642
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