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“Great Tea or Brunch Destination.”

Dandy's Ford Fishery Tea Room
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I visited yesterday on a Sotonia Wednesday daytime cycle ride for a mid-ride tea stop. This was my first visit and I was amazed to see you could get a mug or tea or coffee for £1

- Yes that's right, I said £1.

There was a lovely selection of cakes (more than £1) and there were simple hot meals on offer too. The cafe is a lovely clean, light & airy environtment that's a pleasure to relax in.

Outdoors you have the beautiful fishing lakes as your surroundings. This place is advertised as a fishing destination. I have zero interest in fishing but this is just a nice pleasant place to stop whether you're out and about on a car drive or on your bike.

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Thank Timmy W
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Fishery comprises three lakes. The match lake is stuffed with carp averaging about 3lbs at the moment and pleasure anglers can expect multiple catches with the better fish going to twice that. Loads of roach in there as well. Kingfishers is a small canal type water with a big head of mixed species including barbel and chub, not traditional stillwater fare. Responds to pole or waggler. Lodge Lake is in front of the tea room and holds the best carp which run to double figures, and it is expected to yield a 20 sooner rather than later. There are decent perch as well, with roach, tench, bream, chub and barbel. These latter don't come out that often, but I have had a couple of each so they are there. I am told the lilies will be thinned this year; good news as it is pretty much impossible to keep the bigger carp from forging into them and in summer it is hard to extract them once this has happened.
Like a lot of commercials there are a raft of rules which you can check on the website. Mostly sensible although there is a boilie ban. Pellet, corn and meat all work well enough for the bigger species, with maggot, caster, and worm for perch and silvers. Carp will obviously munch these as well.
It's very well maintained and attractive, with plenty of wildlife including resident kingfishers, and grass snakes that you can sometimes spot swimming in the lakes. Expect plenty of action even in winter. Good clean loos in the lodge building.
The cafe is not open every day, but has a good reputation and although I haven't sampled the fare myself the clientlel always look happy about it.

Cracking little fishery popular with local match and pleasure anglers, and with carp anglers wanting a confidence boost!

1  Thank richard s
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

Lovely full English breakfast in a little cabin by the lake, in summer you can spot the kingfishers here but is also a little gem off the beaten track for fishing . Staff and people made me feel welcome good atmosphere

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1  Thank takebreak
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We popped by for a latte which was very nice but the cakes weren't much to write home about. My wife's gluten free brownie only tasted of sugar. Dry and no chocolate flavor as such and the regular chocolate cake was pretty much the same, no chocolate taste. Not expensive but not great either.

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Lovely lakeside location, Owned and run by a wonderful family. Excellent home-made cakes and preserves. Very good food , a simple but tasty menu with the best ploughmans I have ever tasted. superb value for money. Fishing available.

Thank Andyhowes
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