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The Old Bakery

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Branscombe, Branscombe, England
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at the Old Bakery after a lovely walk along the cliffs from Branscombe to Beer & back. The walk is worth the effort once you get up to the top of the cliffs. Don't be tempted by the lower cliff walk. Just as hard work but the views not so good Anyway back to the Old Bakery.... More 

Thank DisprinDave11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with young family and some friends after a walk. Lovely soup and fresh bread with great children's lunch boxes. Cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. Good cake too, especially the cadbury's chocolate tiffin.

Thank P H
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Quiet spot off the road with decent crab sandwiches and friendly staff. Nice walk from here down to the coast

Thank J2143X
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went here for a cup of tea and cake, all the cakes we had were lovely and plentiful. Cream teas were also lovely. Service was excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in Branscombe.

2 Thank Gary299
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Our annual birthday lunch trip was so sad as the lovely quaint old bakery which we so look forward to visiting had been renovated and it's whole ambience ripped out. No table service, no old furniture, hardly any old bakeware. Just bland tacky flatpacked mismatched cheap tables and chairs, awful heaters and glossy emulsion not at all in keeping with... More 

1 Thank Cathy G
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stopped for morning coffee and had it not been for our large lunch nearby would have returned for afternoon tea as the cakes looked delicious. We loved the fact that it had retained the original features and old bread oven of The Old Bakery.

1 Thank joannie448
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

After such poor service and food at the sea shanty it was a real pleasure to encounter such a warm friendly service. Cakes were all lovely too and a great pot of tea!

Thank 81oaktree
Hove, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Staff were excellent and friendly and the food and tea was made there in front of you no waiting.excellent views and surroundings.

Thank Marky069
Boston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A lovely place to enjoy a clotted cream and jam scones. I try and visit a couple of times a year when I visit my Dad in Tipton St John. Lovely staff - can eat in or outside

Thank icingthecakes01
Devon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lunch stop and was not disappointed. Good hearty sandwiches and ploughmans with an excellent selection of cakes. Cafe is not licensed but they have a good selection of soft drinks to keep everyone happy. Parking can a problem as it is limited close to the cafe but there is parking at Branscombe Beach and a then a relatively flat walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Branscombe, Branscombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
National Trust - Part of the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge in Branscombe.

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