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Monkland Cheese Dairy

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Superb lunch stop!

We stop here regularly on our trips between Shropshire and South Wales - it's by far the best place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheJs
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
First class tour, cafe and shop - highly recommended

Our group of 7 arrived for our pre-booked tour at noon, and we were soon hearing a very clear... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
William R
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Stafford, Great Britain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stop here regularly on our trips between Shropshire and South Wales - it's by far the best place we have found. Lovely, home-cooked, light lunches and friendly staff. The selection of cheeses and chutneys is great and the Black Butter is a must!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Our group of 7 arrived for our pre-booked tour at noon, and we were soon hearing a very clear explanation of artisan cheese making from Natalie. All stages of the process were carefully explained, from the arrival of the milk from a local farm, to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We went out of our way to visit Monkland Cheese Dairy and it was a total waste of time. The place was far smaller than expected and there wasn't a lot on offer that couldn't have been purchased elsewhere. My biggest complaint was the customer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Small but full of interest and wonderful staff. Wish I lived nearer. A great tour and brilliant to see how easy they make cheese making look.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Called here to purchase some cheese and see if we could have a tour. On entering the shop we were taken aback with the amount of items you can purchase and the different cheeses you could also purchase and taste. Decided to have something to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We checked in advance that they were running tours and would advise calling them before you go. Tours tend to run on Monday and Wednesday mornings (and Fridays in summer). Cost is £3.50. This is a very small, family run business in a converted barn,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

good tour, nice little cafe, ( staff we nice), more cheese samples than you could dream of, I love cheese, so just great, will go again

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank artmarketing
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Four of us called at the Cheese Dairy where we were able to watch a demonstration of how various cheeses are made. We were given details of how flavours are added and were shown the cold room, which was created to resemble the conditions of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Great to visit and see cheese made in a small family run dairy. Able to taste the cheese at various points of production. Had a great cheese and biscuit snack afterwards.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan499616
Reviewed 22 August 2018

An enjoyable and interesting experience. If you want to do the tour, come on a Monday or Wednesday as these are the only cheese making days (and best before midday). After the tour, we stayed on for a ploughman's lunch. Very tasty.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Joanne H
25 October 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
Hi Joanne tours are on Monday and Wednesday of that week between 10 and 2 with last entry at 1.15.Tours will go about every 40 mins. we look forward to seeing you.
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purpleaura14
13 July 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
£3.50 for adults £2.00 for children U_14.
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582chrissiej
30 June 2018|
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Response from Foxtrot426 | Reviewed this property |
Its a two level building with ok access for wheel chairs to the ground floor only. I would recommend going early as there are only 4 (if memory serves) tables on the ground floor, however there is a good assortment of... More
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