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The Strand Stores Cafe

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The Strand, Culmstock, Cullompton EX15 3JH, England
+44 1884 840232
07:15 - 19:00
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Sun 09:30 - 12:30
Mon - Sat 07:15 - 19:00
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Devon, UK
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here several times for lunch, perfect for that time day all the food is 'home cooked ' and prepared while you wait, always delicious, also combined with the village shop, well worth a visit, I shall be returning soon.

Thank MarlizDevon_UK
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This shop is lovely and the staff are friendly. I had one of the cornish pasties and it was lovely. It has everything you need.

Thank Tasha P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

So I'd set out on my bike and here I was 50 miles later and feeling in need of replenishment when this little cracker of a cafe came into view. Its a village shop, a delicatessen and a cafe all rolled into one. Lots of home made goodies were on display both savoury and sweet. I was served by a... More 

Thank Danny C
Sturminster Newton
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful corner shop with a difference! Small annex informal cafe area, with free wifi, well patronised by locals and visitors alike. Lovely breakfast - long menu, but happy to accommodate any variation. Locally sourced superb ingredients, lovely friendly personal service. They do top-quality outside catering as well, which we had occasion to sample - just as good!

Thank Martin J
West Country
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Strand is one of our favourite cafes as they have got everything right. The food is delicious and freshly made, there's a good choice on the menu plus specials, the ambience is friendly and welcoming but you're left to enjoy your meal in peace, the furniture is mixed and matched (not sterile and corporate), the background music is great,... More 

Thank YottieWestCountry
Wellington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I cycle past quite often and today, on a sunny September Sunday, I stopped for a coffee and a sausage sandwich. The place has a lively and friendly buzz, the coffee was excellent as was the sandwich. It is clearly a popular place with locals and cyclists alike and if you are ever in the area I would urge you... More 

Thank Barry J
Wellington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We live near the Strand Stores and like to walk the dog up the Beacon and then stop by for lunch or tea. The avocado and feta salad is our favourite and we rate the chunky chips as the best in Devon. The coffee comes in steel cafeteires, to keep it warm which is a nice touch. Just one time... More 

Thank AlexbK5189ZW
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159 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Passing through en route to M5. We noticed this little place. I recall this shop about 15 years ago as a local village store. This cafe is so reminiscent of the little gems you find in Spanish villages when on holiday...quiet but serves 'oodles' of locally sourced foodstuffs. Had ham eggs and chunky chips. I suspect that the chunky chips... More 

1 Thank hepa
thestrand1, Owner at The Strand Stores Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the fab review, and great that you have found us! Our ice cream is brand new so its great to get a review that mentions that. We hand cut our own chips everyday, and everything else except the bread and the ice cream is homemade. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, I loved... More 

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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have been here several times with my family and the food was excellent this time, as always. I think it may have changed hands although this hasn't affected the menu. But I have dropped a star as when I have been on my birthday a couple of times previously it was acknowledged by the staff. Some hostelries offer a... More 

Thank Jaki T
thestrand1, Manager at The Strand Stores Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your food and sorry the experience wasn't as special in terms of service as other years. The business has not changed hands but we as owners are not always there as our opening hours are long... we do have a great small team of... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is my local stores/cafe but is well worth a visit for anyone in the local area. The cafe uses fresh, local produce cooked to perfection. I love walking down with the dog and stopping for a coffee or quick bite. It really is a place to visit and sits right next to the river Culm in our beautiful village.

1 Thank Claire O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cafe, British, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 12:30
07:15 - 19:00
07:15 - 19:00
07:15 - 19:00
07:15 - 19:00
07:15 - 19:00
07:15 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Strand, Culmstock, Cullompton EX15 3JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Cullompton  >  Culmstock
  • Phone Number: +44 1884 840232
We are a friendly village cafe, deli, bar ( fully Licensed ) & shop situated in the blackdown hills, an ideal spot for a walk after your lunch !! All our food is baked on the premises, quiches, scotch eggs, pasties, sausage rolls, a lovely varied menu including salads and a good selection of vegetarian food. We provide outside catering for most events. Come and visit us for some delicious home cooked food.

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