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“Lovely setting, very good cafe.”
Review of Caen Hill Cafe

Caen Hill Cafe
Ranked #2 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

OK, let's start with the negatives - On arrival at the car park there are numerous signs which ask "have you paid at the cafe"? This leads one to believe that you have to go to the cafe, pay and then return to your car with a ticket. However this isn't the case, because tacked to a post is a sign which reads something along the lines of "All you need to pay for parking is your registration number - there is no need to return to your car with a ticket" now, being an honest sort of guy, I dutifully went into the cafe to pay my £1.00 for 4 hours parking, i was then simply asked to add my car details to a sheet of paper. Now, the car park isn't massive and therefore I suspect the problems experienced by another reviewer, who had to join a long queue to pay for his parking is the exception rather than the rule. However, I believe coach parties do come to the locks and therefore a long queue could form whilst the party ordered food.
OK, so that little rant gets the negatives out of the way! the positives far outweigh the negatives. This is a lovely little cafe with plenty of outdoor seating, the area out front, which overlooks the locks was clean and tidy and well tended, as was the interior of the cafe. We had ice creams (Marshfield Farms) which was delicious and then a little later returned and ordered a cheese and ham toasted sandwich and a bacon bap - now, it has to be said that the cafe wasn't busy, so we didn't have too long to wait for our food, which was well cooked and well presented on real plates. We also ordered soft drinks and were offered real glasses to pour the drinks into. This is the only cafe on the flight of locks, so they have a monopoly on the supply of food, but their prices were reasonable, the staff who served us were very pleasant. We will return here someday.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Nice place to have a cup of tea. Staff a little harrassed. The seating at the back could do with a good clean up.

Thank acterhaar
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is an ideal stopping off point for a tea or coffee if you are walking the canal path. Situated at the top end of the Caen locks it affords a great view down the hill to watch the boats passing through the locks.
Great pot of tea and a selection of cakes available at reasonable price. Does get busy as it is the only one in the immediate area.
Dogs are allowed in the garden area and bowls of water are provided.

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Thank gmk30
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is the only cafe on this stretch of the canal so everyone stops here. It sells the usual cafe fare which is fine but not inspiring. Lovely view down the locks and across the countryside though.

Thank 99lindah99
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Great location, great view and great ice-cream. Just the perfect resting stop before and after visiting the locks

Thank Timmy-time-traveller
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