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Barking Mad Cafe

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Hillbark Road, Frankby CH48 1NP, England
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Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is local and friendly and really good value. When I bring groups of 5 children I can send them in for a piece of fruit, a drink and a bag of crisps and they still come out with change from £10 - and that includes a lovely cup of tea for me too. There are toilets and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

After a lovely walk from Thursaton we were in need of a hot drink and tried this little gem of a cafe. Under cover seating, dog friendly and cheap as chips. Run by volunteers it does a great trade and deservedly so . At 65p for a hot chocolate ( it's big) and deals including hot drink and a teacake... More 

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Thank Vicki M
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We use this little cafe a lot for a quick cuppa and the tea cake. Staffed by volunteers they do a marvellous job. Regularly walk through this park from Greasby and it makes a great halfway stop.

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Wallasey
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

this is a volunteer run place but they take such pride and care in what they do, you cannot help but enjoy. A simple bacon and egg barm like I had last time (for £1.40) is not the last word in fine dining, but it was done WELL - which is more than the last few I have had in... More 

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Thank SteveJWallasey
Wirral U.K.
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Cheap as you like and great place to stop after a long dog walk. Difficult to get in at a weekend its so busy.

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Thank bren990
Parkgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Where else can you get a coffee and an egg bun for less than two pounds! Run by volunteers in Royden Park this is a quirky hidden gem - utterly charming and a great pit stop after a long dog walk. Your canine companion can sit with you too which is a great bonus!

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Thank AliJagger
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Royden Park is possibly the best place for leisurely family walks and brilliant for dogs. Walks can be extended in all directions and we have never had a disappointing day out. Always capped off with a cafe stop with tea and coffee at 65p which coupled with the friendly atmosphere can't be bettered. Brings back lovely memories of days out... More 

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Thank Paul H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is in Royden Park , right at the main entrance, car park. It really is as cheap as chips , I go here often with Ruby ( my dog ) , the home made cake is ace , they had an offer on last Sunday , coffee and cake £1.50 , what a bargain , and real nice... More 

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Thank Dave G
Wirral
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We have just visited the other cafe in Royden Park, found it to be not a pleasant experience. The staff here are lovely, nothing is too much trouble. The food in good and not expensive. Children are made most welcome and there is a lot to look at, including a bookcase full of books.

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Thank secretmaggie
Heswall, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This place is run by the friends of royden park and is the friendliest cafe by far. As the name suggests they welcome dogs and they serve basic good value fayre. The crusts from the bread are served free as dog toast and it was very popular amongst our canine visitors - just one fault no ice cream 😓

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hillbark Road, Frankby CH48 1NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Frankby

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?