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Scarthin Books

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The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recommended by the lady guiding u round the Arkwright mill exhibition,there are 3 floors of books of fact,fiction,reference,romance,instruction,maps,manuals ,all dry! Excellent vegan cafe upstairs,staff friendly,helpful, a marvellous place,rounds off a visit to Cromford nicely,there are shops,pubs,restaurants,cafes here . A gem of a place,a must-visit destination

Thank G3AQS
England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you visit this popular bookshop you may wish to partake of refreshment, after a hour or more of perusing all manner of books covering every conceivable subject. If this is for you, find the staircase and go up, and up and up, until you reach the top floor. Here you will find small cafe which probably seats a dozen... More 

Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A brilliant bookshop with lots of new and second hand books but also a wonderful little cafe selling vegetarian and vegan food. I am not a veggie but still greatly enjoyed the food.

1 Thank WillStaffordshire
Kent, England
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410 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I'm not sure if I'm reviewing a cafe or a book shop here but the combination works a treat. There is a magnificent selection of books, so much more than is stocked at your average WH Smith's and a great little coffee bar to sit and enjoy your purchases.

Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

There is a second hand bookshop in Venice that claims to be the 'best in the world' - I was there recently and it isn't a patch on this amazing place. Millions of used books (and a fair few new ones) over many floors, all categorised and mostly in great condition and reasonably priced. Add to this a pretty building... More 

1 Thank Barmee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great book shop with just about every title of book imaginable. Relaxed atmosphere. Recommended tea rooms too.

Thank Ruth A
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have never visited such a well stocked, well organised used (and some new) bookshop. There really is something for everyone in this shop. The staff were friendly and the cafe looked good (I didn't use it but it looked good). Huge music section (books and music) which particularly interested me.

Thank Gavin W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Feed mind and body in one place. A fantastic indie bookshop and a vegan/veggie cafe hidden behind a false bookcase for a door (all very 'Scooby Doo' - I love if!). Any visit to Cromford is incomplete without lunch and a browse here. You can't get this sort of service on line! Treat yourself to a trip out to delightful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

In lovely surroundings, new and used books, helpful staff. Haven't been in the restaurant so can't comment on that. Super original bathroom if you need the loo!!

Thank photosrme
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

OUtstanding food, all vegetarian, freshly prepared. Seating is at a premium, so early or later lunch is more easily achieved. Well informed boards help you choose, but every part on those is excellent. Be patient, as each plate of food is prepared at the time of ordering. Several cakes are on offer, again for the vegetarian palate. Service is friendly... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?