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Byways

Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812807
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (29 reviews)
“rarebit” (12 reviews)
“toasties” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The best Welsh Rarebit ever ! Lovely loose leaf tea. Nice open fire. nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

Thank amorris63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here hoping for a nice lunch. Ordered Welsh Rarebit to share with a view of having a pudding all to myself. The Rarebit was £4.95 for one slice with 10 (yes I counted) crisps and a very meagre salad. Bakewell pudding was...More

Thank kaltace4709
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry you didnt enjoy your visit with us, but firstly i would like to say when my member of staff asked if everything was alright for you & your husband your reply was yes!!! not once did you say anything about the above, secondly...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had a meal here on a day trip to Bakewell. The staff were very nice as soon as we got to the top of the stairs and told us to take a seat in the parlour room, after a couple of minutes to peruse the...More

Thank CheckoutChick37
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated we hope to see you again

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely tea and coffee. Chef came out to chat. Nice chap and nice touch. However is very old fashioned (I don't mean vintage or traditional!) and in need of decorating or will get left behind. Some gluten free and dairy free options on the menuMore

Thank hawkyh73
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review it is appreciated, we are trying bit by bit to re decorate our tea rooms, we know we have quite a way to go but we will get there, but as you can imagine to do it all at once...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I visited with two friends for lunch. The menu looked lovely. The interior is quite odd and uncomfortable - it feels as though you are in someone's living room. It took ages for our order to be taken and my friend was served tea in...More

Thank RSParsons2013
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

We're sorry you didnt enjoy your visit, firstly the building is a 17th century building so is going to be quirky as we say, not odd & far from uncomfotable, as for the teapot we apologise but having a choice of 21 loose leaf teas...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I visited this cafe this morning. It was the only place we found open early and we were greeted by friendly people. I was really impressed with the gluten free options and the chef even came out to ask me if the...More

Thank Fransanfrisco
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review, im glad you enjoyed your visit & im sorry we didnt have the gluten free tart for you, which i have now managed to make, we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We ordered 2 sandwiches and 2 drinks, the drinks took 15 minutes to arrive and the food didn't turn up at all! After 50 minutes we went to the kitchen to ask where our food was to be told they didn't know what we were...More

Thank Kelly S
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Firstly i do apologise for your disappointing visit!! We do try our best but at busy times as stated there may be a delay with food & drink, not a 50 minute delay, which will be looked into. As i was not on duty yesterday...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We went here twice, first time for lunch which was really good and then as we seen another table enjoying an all day breakfast that just look amazing, we had to go again the next day to try it out (for breakfast)... We were not...More

1  Thank seanclare2015
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated, we hope to see you again

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Good home cooked food. Helpful, friendly Staff, always good for lunch at Byways. We have visited several times and have never been disappointed. Good place to eat.

Thank Pearl E
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Byways for a full England breakfast with my son, overall the breakfast was pretty decent. Service was pretty good, although could have been quicker for initial order. (Another customer there couldn't be bothered waiting and left, and there was only 5 customers in the...More

1  Thank Dan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812807
Description
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.
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