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The Old Bakery

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Branscombe, Branscombe, England
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quiet spot off the road with decent crab sandwiches and friendly staff. Nice walk from here down to the coast

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went here for a cup of tea and cake, all the cakes we had were lovely and plentiful. Cream teas were also lovely. Service was excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in Branscombe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our annual birthday lunch trip was so sad as the lovely quaint old bakery which we so look forward to visiting had been renovated and it's whole ambience ripped out. No table service, no old furniture, hardly any old bakeware. Just bland tacky flatpacked mismatched cheap tables and chairs, awful heaters and glossy emulsion not at all in keeping with... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stopped for morning coffee and had it not been for our large lunch nearby would have returned for afternoon tea as the cakes looked delicious. We loved the fact that it had retained the original features and old bread oven of The Old Bakery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

After such poor service and food at the sea shanty it was a real pleasure to encounter such a warm friendly service. Cakes were all lovely too and a great pot of tea!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Staff were excellent and friendly and the food and tea was made there in front of you no waiting.excellent views and surroundings.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A lovely place to enjoy a clotted cream and jam scones. I try and visit a couple of times a year when I visit my Dad in Tipton St John. Lovely staff - can eat in or outside

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lunch stop and was not disappointed. Good hearty sandwiches and ploughmans with an excellent selection of cakes. Cafe is not licensed but they have a good selection of soft drinks to keep everyone happy. Parking can a problem as it is limited close to the cafe but there is parking at Branscombe Beach and a then a relatively flat walk... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We have been visiting this lovely little tea room for several years. Apparently it has recently changed hands but it still has the same easy going atmosphere and good quality food. The sandwiches are very tasty and the soup delicious. The setting just adds to it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Lovely cakes, later found out these were bought in from a local bakery, with big portions and a lovely lemon cake. Polite and Friendly service but seems to be under new management and they're still getting the hang off everything. Would certainly visit again as was also quite reasonable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Branscombe, Branscombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
Description
National Trust - Part of the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge in Branscombe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?