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The Loaf

Victoria House The Common | Victoria House, Crich, England
+44 1773 857074
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (86 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
“pizza” (30 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria House The Common | Victoria House, Crich, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Loaf for brunch today even though we were not that hungry. It proved to be a pleasant jaunt out. We simply had poached eggs on toast and a sausage bap plus a couple of capuchinos. The atmosphere was very relaxing amid...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaulDilks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We envy the locals in Crich in having a first class bakery with a small cafe. Food in the cafe was delicious and the bread was just amazing. We live many miles away from Derbyshire and do not have such facilities near to us. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 907JamesK
Reviewed November 3, 2018

a very nice place to stop for tea and cake very friendly staff, if you are in the area you must pop in. see you again soon

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wiss4trams
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a simple, straight forward cafe and Artisan bakery. Beautiful local cooked breakfast. Great porridge.cakes and bread to die for. If you are in the area, give them a try. Lovely stop off for coffee and a sandwich during a walk. The quality of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K5840YJrogerp
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited and both had bacon butty. Shame this place bakes its own bread but the bread was very hard and definitely not baked today. Coffee is mediocre. The place was packed though so they must be doing something right. Sorry we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 527darrelly
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

A lovely restaurant I go there for breakfast also artisan bakery all kinds of delicious bread and cakes

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TonyHarper
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We've been to the Loaf for the greatest English Breakfast ever as well as their Weds. night Pizza Night. Fun place to watch local village life pass by. The people who work there are wonderful and its a great place to meet the charming local...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank koolbill
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

A really good cafe according to club members and it felt like one too, but today I feel they were having an off day. We don't like to hang around too long on our ride but the stop was at least 40 mins. As we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank teepeeDerbyshire
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. It does indeed sound like we weren't on best form when you visited and I am glad you acknowledge that occasionally that can happen. Our normal service is to bring cakes out with...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

People had been telling me what a great place this was. I was underwhelmed by the experience. The food was a little strange, and confusing, my butter looked like it had melted and been chilled again, it didn't taste nice and it was grainy, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank DarkHorse11
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are sorry you didn't enjoy it. Butter is a bit of a recurring theme at the moment on here which is odd as we haven't had negative feedback about it before. Firstly,...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

Been here a few times for lunch and always enjoyed their home produced food and amazing breads. Friendly staff. Off the beaten track in this delightful village.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HLsss
Andrew A, Owner at The Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoy your visits.

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Questions & Answers
August 29, 2017|
Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
Yes, point noted and have passed it on. Thanks!
Roger M
March 14, 2015|
Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
Hi there. Yes we are open and serving breakfast until 12noon. We don't take reservations as the crowds ebb and flow quite quickly. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Best. Andrew.
January 12, 2015|
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Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
Hello. Though I didn't answer at the time on Tripadvisor, we did get straight back to you and were indeed able to sort cakes out for your friend's birthday. We hope she enjoyed them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria House The Common | Victoria House, Crich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Crich
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 857074
  • E-mail
We are a busy and vibrant artisan bakery, delicatessen and café in Crich and now also in Matlock, Derbyshire.We sell a wide range of specialist bakery products, home made café food and deli-style groceries. We make bread, cakes, pizzas, pies, quiches, salads, hot and cold snacks, soups and a whole load more deliciously irresistible, top-quality goodies. Most of what we serve is made from scratch and contains no additives or preservatives.
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