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“A local attraction well worth Supporting”
Review of Matlock Meadows

Matlock Meadows
Ranked #13 of 51 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Well patronised by locals and visitors alike.....something a bit different but doesn't lose sight of basic needs.
All sorts of farm animals kept and shown in a lovely clean environment.
The café is excellent value and the bacon cobs are superb!
Lots of locally made fayre and the ice cream is beautiful.
The owners have really tried to appeal to everyone and deserve your support, well worth a visit.

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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for the lovely review - your custom and your comments are very much appreciated.

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"amazing ice cream"
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"working farm"
in 21 reviews
"play area"
in 16 reviews
"pedal tractors"
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"farm animals"
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"exciting flavours"
in 3 reviews
"turkish delight"
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"raspberry ripple"
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"sundae"
in 4 reviews
"dairy farm"
in 3 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 3 reviews
"bacon cob"
in 2 reviews
"the barn"
in 4 reviews
"great little place"
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"coffee shop"
in 6 reviews
"small farm"
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"indoor soft play"
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Love it! Always a brilliant visit whatever the weather! Free to go and a fantastic working farm with a lot of different animals, great site and layout is a nice small size and has THE BEST ICE CREAM EVER! Lots of different flavors including their own inventions, great service ran by a lovely friendly family! Also has a cafe serving good food. Great to take family and has a lovely shop with gifts like cute cards and jewellery and aprons and bags also has farm related gifts like tractor money boxes! Such a great place and no matter what we always have a lovely time!

1  Thank lovederbyshire
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you so much for the lovely comments - we are really pleased you enjoy visiting our farm.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Its so lovely to go to a working farm and not just a show animal farm! Not massive but free to get in and the ice cream was lovely!!!! Kids had a play and petted the animals, who were all happy and friendly!

1  Thank j j
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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a review and thank you for the lovely comments - we are please you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

This is not Disney world, its a real farm. So yes it smells and it has muddy bits get over it!! Modern homely cafe area serving regular stuff. The ice cream is excellent. Staff friendly. Lovely place to spend an hour

1  Thank frazrammie
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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely comments, hope to see you again soon.

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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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