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The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar

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The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
+44 1884 253345
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were walking by the canal so stopped for a pot of tea. Very expensive so won't be going again. You pay for the "cute" factor.

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Thank Proudtitania
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Sorry we don't understand this review as we are now closed for the winter, we have been closed since October of last year? We are open from Easter to October, alongside our bar and coffee we do serve beautiful old fashioned loose-leaf tea by the pot (that is true) but we are not expensive. Not sure what you mean by... More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I always love going on the Ducks Ditty when up visiting the canal, not only for a coffee but the lovely pasties they have not just the usual ones but all different styles of filling my favourite is the Lamb

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Thank Fluffsmum1
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi Fluffsmum1, May we thank you for your kind review and your repeat custom. We are really pleased that you love coming to the Ducks Ditty . . Jacq says the lamb is her favourite too . . although I am partial to the steak and blue. Thank you again for your lovely review :) Phil & Jacq Tiverton Canal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

To sell pasties for £3:99 but not take plastic is a mistake. To say it's because we on a barge is strange. We were at a cheese festival in a field they took plastic. Oils do better.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi, we do apologise for any inconvenience caused through us not accepting credit cards at this time, however we do have this subject on permanent review. There are a couple of comments we would like to make to explain our position . . . 1. We are only a six month of year business (credit card rental systems are annual)... More 

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My Mum and I went in for a nice drink, I had wine, she had coffee. The service was great, nothing was too much trouble. They only do pasties, sausage rolls etc. It was clean, tidy, warm and nicely run. We sat outside on the "boat deck".

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Thank Sally C
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It truly makes our day when we see a review like yours. You and your mum having a great time with wonderful memories of your experience. You and your reaction is the reason the Ducks Ditty was created in the first place! Thank you again Phil, Jacq & Staff Tiverton Canal Co A small... More 

Truro, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We took a walk along the canal and stopped at the Ducks Ditty for some lunch before heading back. Would advise against arriving at opening time - seems some people couldn't wait to get in the door and the poor members of staff were struggling to get set up. Not a huge range to choose from for food but having... More 

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Thank Adam S
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a short walk, I am disabled but access to the barge cafe was easy. The view was of course, lovely and the cup of tea welcome.

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Thank Pam H
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Try the ice cream it is delicious and on a sunny day just the thing. Savoury menu quite limited though.

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Thank Jan P
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went for a morning walk up to the canal, stop at the Duck Diittie for a coffee very busy as the horse drawn barge was loading with people for a trip along the cancel. Had to wait in the queue for ten minutes as only one serving sat out side I the sun very nice the coffee could have been... More 

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Thank PatrickP383
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

What a find! Wether your just visiting the I formation center,walking/cycling the canal path, waiting for a canal trip or hiring a row boat do stop for coffee and if you have the time a pasty! The staff are friendly outgoing and make this stop a pleasure. Sit in and watch the ducks/swans swim past at eye level, or outside... More 

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Thank 123clareyfairy
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

We would like to thank you so much for your lovely comments, its through people enjoying the experience of the Ducks Ditty and its unique perspective to the canal life, that we and the staff continue to do what we do. Thank you again x Best wishes The Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar A family business by Philip & Jacquie Brind More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is a spectacular site alongside the horse drawn canal barge. Unfortunately slow service for cold coffee. They do pasties and scones but warn you of a short wait. We figured the barge would have sailed by then so did not bother.

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Thank 973SimonR973
TivertonCanalCo, Owner at The Floating Ducks Ditty Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review, and thank you also for your remarks on The Ducks Ditty being a Spectacular Site. There are a couple of comments we would like to make. . . 1. We have not, and do not serve COLD coffee to anyone! as this is one of our "pet hates" when we go out and about for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: +44 1884 253345
Description
The Ducks Ditty Bar :Permanently moored at Tiverton Wharf on the banks of the Grand Western Canal. Sit back, Relax and Unwind, watch Wildlife,People and the World Drift-By! We serve delicious freshly ground Coffee - Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte and Mocha. Should you prefer something stronger we have a Full Bar a range of great Wines to tickle your taste buds, and a choice of local Real Ales, Ciders, and old-fashioned Soft Drinks . . . There's also a tempting range of Sweet and Savoury treats. Muffins, Cakes and Cookies as well as Devon pastys - simply delicious.

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