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“Great little tea shop” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese
Ranked #7 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Porlock
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Description: Cheesemonger and Delicatessen
Nether Stowey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great little tea shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Found this little gem when we visited Porlock recently. Lovely friendly service and great coffee. The best thing was I found my favourite cheese and bought some - Gouda. Will have to go back soon.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank jmb-linf
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Delightful cheese/deli shop and tea room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stopped in Porlock on an afternoon outing, looking around the small village we came across The Big Cheese Shop, decided to have a pot of tea for two and cake,but instead we had a cheese and potato pasty and a traditional pasty, both came with cider relish,very tasty. We also bought some local cheeses and pickle onions to enjoy later. We had very good service from the sales lady.
We would go back again and on our experience we would recommend.
Rose and Peter
Australia

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank RoseRRed
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Swaffham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Apart from being a superb Cafe Deli come shop, I have to say that the food was just brilliant. The Ham on the ploughman's platter was the tastiest thing ever, the homemade Pork pie was tasty and to top it all the Cheese tasting plate was a delight!! The staff were welcoming and the service precise. I would recommend taking time to enjoy the home produced foods!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank 956JohnClarke
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Brockenhurst, UK
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just like other reviews: terrible, unhelpful service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

And what a pity... this could be a nice little regular haunt in a lovely village, and has great potential. However, will not be going back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank DZC
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carmarthen
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Our experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Rude and unhelpful: nice cheese, but wouldn't go there again. Served by a male, not the female mentioned in other reviews

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank sarahjaneCarmarthen
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