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Byways

Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812807
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“rarebit” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch. We were shown to a table quite quickly that was when it went downhill. We waited more than 20 minutes for someone to take our order. A couple who arrived before us were served after us. Another couple walked out as...More

Thank caroldr2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch on visit to Bakewell, waited 20 minutes for drinks to come out, but had to remind them. After 50 minutes food hadn't arrived. When asked was told that ours would be the next order out. Whilst we were waiting the...More

2  Thank Ann P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Byways today for a ‘quick’ lunch. Had never visited before so didn’t realise there was more than one room. The room we were in just had one other party of 4 in it so we were sure it would be quite a swift meal....More

1  Thank 1Su
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Called in the Byways tea room today for lunch with my husband because they offer gluten free options, my husband enjoyed a delicious sweet potato curry (gf) and I had a lovely all day breakfast. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Would...More

1  Thank Carole H
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated & i hope your husband came down off his caffine rush, we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in as the menu said lots of gluten free choices. Compared to other cafes and pubs in Bakewell, the prices were really reasonable and the food was great value. I ordered a GF afternoon tea, the pot of tea turned up over 40 minutes...More

Thank shirl69
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

I do apologise your food took sometime to arrive, as you observed unfortunately we are currently a chef down & i can only sincerely apologise for your wait, we do hope you will visit again

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Byways as we have done for years. We ordered Breakfast, cake and tea cakes. The staff were friendly & helpful with our choices. Tea and coffee arrived and then the breakfast food for the table opposite that had come in later than...More

Thank emmaw768
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We visit here quite often when scouring the charity shops and craft fairs of Bakewell. Our most recent trip was last week, where the four us ate a lovely cooked breakfast in front of the roaring fire. Excellent quality food and service was quick and...More

Thank Ross G
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is certainly very much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 20 December 2017

My husband and I decided to travel to Bakewell recently and have our breakfast at Byways. This cafe is on the first floor and when we went in the lady who spoke to us told us to sit anywhere and she would then come to...More

Thank Kake134
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is certainly very much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 15 December 2017

The best Welsh Rarebit ever ! Lovely loose leaf tea. Nice open fire. nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

Thank amorris63
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated

Reviewed 18 November 2017

We popped in here hoping for a nice lunch. Ordered Welsh Rarebit to share with a view of having a pudding all to myself. The Rarebit was £4.95 for one slice with 10 (yes I counted) crisps and a very meagre salad. Bakewell pudding was...More

Thank kaltace4709
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We're sorry you didnt enjoy your visit with us, but firstly i would like to say when my member of staff asked if everything was alright for you & your husband your reply was yes!!! not once did you say anything about the above, secondly...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812807
Description
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.
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