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The Big Cheese

High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PT, England
+44 1643 862773
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“cheese plate” (4 reviews)
“preserves” (2 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
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High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delightful little cheese and bread shop. Serve good quality tea and coffee with a selection of rolls, cakes and other delights. It is only a small place run by a friendly husband and wife team so you can be sure of good personal service. Also...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Prefer to support local businesses so whilst wandering through the town, saw this cheesmonger and cafe decided to pop in. Very friendly staff and great selection of local and other cheeses. Chose one and a sausage roll (random I know) wasn't disappointed. Both very tasty,...More

Thank simon c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Porlock on a drizzly day, and stopped for lunch. Had a sandwich and panini, both very tasty the accompanying salad was a work of art, with sliced apples, salad and chutney. Service was ok but not very fast, but once you saw the amount...More

Thank bean10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a rainy lunch time, very friendly staff. Nice coffees and local Brie and chutney baguette was good and the side salad was superb. Wife's sausage roll was good. Little pricey perhaps. But overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank compuwight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very welcoming coffee shop , deli and lunch stop. Food is delicious and they really know what they are doing. Under new management in 2016, this one is worth putting into the itinerary without a doubt.

Thank Getaway247365
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to Porlock Weir so picked up 2 pasties from here on the way past. Wish I hadn't bothered, they looked lovely in the window but had 3 mouthfuls of pastry before getting to the insipid tasteless mix in the middle which included...More

Thank colinmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had morning coffee and toast and marmite as we sheltered from the rain before beginning our walk. The selection of cheese and pickles in the deli looked great and the menu also looked decent although can't comment on the food other than to say...More

Thank StelucLive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off in this lovely little coffee shop for a light bite and a coffee. I ordered a cheese dish and I have to admit that it was more than I was expecting with the attention to detail as slices of tomato and cucumber took...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic ploughman's lunch over bank holiday weekend. Service was great and enjoyed a browse in the shop after lunch too; looking forward to trying the chutney and jam when we get home.

Thank Chris_LS7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for some freshly made baguettes and takeaway coffee. All freshly prepared and great value to.

Thank bexdunn3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 15:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 862773
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