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“Very good scones!”
Review of Penny Pot Cafe

Penny Pot Cafe
Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Edale
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Living in Sheffield, the excellent NT Longshaw cafe is much closer and therefore our regular haunt, so this is a comparison review. We decided to try the Penny Pot Cafe for a snack lunch of bacon butties, tea and scones. Being National Trust, the prices were much the same, but not as good value. Although the bacon was nice tasting, they did skimp a bit on the quantity. The scones were very good, but the tea would be better served in proper pots rather than little stainless steel ones. We were given only a small pot for two of us, and had to ask for a refill of water. Also, we prefer cups and saucers, whereas only mugs seemed to be available. So the drinks side did rather let them down. The atmosphere was nice, with comfortable settees to sit on if desired. We couldn't fault the staff, they were very friendly and gave service. Overall 8/10.

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Thank NigelJWHall
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NationalTrustPeak, Manager at Penny Pot Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Nigel, we are glad you are a regular visitor to Longshaw and that you ventured a little further to The Penny Pot. Thank you for your review. The tea pot you were given should have been for one person (we don’t have pots for two at The Penny Pot) and there are cups and saucers for customers who want them. I think you may have been served by a member of staff that hadn’t worked at The Penny Pot previously, so we apologise. We will make sure you can have a free tea the next time you are at Longshaw.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

When we arrived five minutes before closing time we were still made welcome and we were still served an excellent pot of welcome tea,

2  Thank ChurchillDavid_W
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NationalTrustPeak, Manager at Penny Pot Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

We are pleased the staff made you feel welcome and that the pot of tea ‘hit the spot’.

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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Offering a range of breakfasts plus sandwiches, toasties & panini's in a build what you want matrix, along with hot & cold drinks and a range of cakes, the National Trust's Penny Pot Cafe at Edale Train Station is a nicely run little establishment.

We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed our light lunch - not gourmet food and costing a little more than if it were an independent concern, but all profits go to the National Trust so what's not to like.

Push & Wheel chair accessible, large disabled access loo, kids offerings, ice cream, walking information, plenty of room and a packed lunch takeaway option too.

I can't account for other recent visitors, maybe they got out the wrong side of bed, or perhaps ended up in the loo after someone had changed from muddy biking clothes, but we found the staff smiley, welcoming, having fun and the toilet clean & presentable.

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1  Thank Nick M
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NationalTrustPeak, Manager at Penny Pot Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Nick, Thank you for your review. We try and offer a range to suit everyone and we’re glad you found this to be the case. It is nice working for the National Trust knowing that all the profits we make go directly into looking after the fantastic countryside that surrounds The Penny Pot.

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Lovely little cafe, supporting the national trust. Great homemade cakes. For a small.donation allowed us to charge our phones

1  Thank jillyd1957
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NationalTrustPeak, Manager at Penny Pot Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Thanks for your positive comments, we are glad the staff looked after you.

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

First off, the positives for the place;
Nice midpoint to stop during walk or ride.
Somewhere to put bikes and outdoor area to sit if tanked up with dirt.
Place nice and quaint, big enough, but small enough too
One warm loo.
Cakes look and were great.
Some of the staff nice and friendly.

The Negatives;
Some staff not heard of service with a smile or smile full stop (more the cooking side-not the serving side)
When ordered and paid for fried egg on white, don’t expect brown bread and scrambled egg...and to be told, don’t do white or fried......

If privately owned, then there’s their choice. If not, then better manners should be shown.
As a group, over a £50 spent, on a wet dank day-warm welcome was not!

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1  Thank Darren C
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NationalTrustPeak, Manager at Penny Pot Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Darren, Thank you for your comments and we are glad you like our café. We have implemented service training to our staff and hope that you enjoy your next visit.

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