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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812807
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Day out on sunny day deciding where to eat so many nice cafes and pubs in bakewell but I enjoy a good breakfast as main lunch and this cafe/resteraunt is very nice. old decor as I guess the tea room would of been all them...More

Thank rob j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Says it's child friendly but no children's menu , high chairs and a colouring book and crayons available . Very long wait for drinks and food a lot of people saying they had waited 30 -40 minutes but the food was nice enough when it...More

Thank Heather G
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I do apologise for your disappointing visit we do have childrens menus crayons & highchairs you should of been given these on your arrival. As for the menu's we found it easier to put out separate menu's, we do generally serve non gluten free on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in here for a coffee so I won't comment on the food, but it did have a pleasant atmosphere. The corridors are very narrow and the decor very old-fashioned if that's your thing. The service was prompt and polite. Would go again.

Thank G B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for our lunch whilst spending the day looking round Bakewell. Fair prices and nice food but it did take a while to be served. We would come here again especially to try the desserts next time.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Decided to have a drive out to Bakewell for a walk along the Monsal Trail and popped I to town afterwards for a late lunch, arriving at Byways around 3pm. Found a table for 4 and was greeted relatively quickly by the waitress who took...More

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here for a couple of years since we got our dogs. No dogs today so thought we’d revisit. Wish I’d read other reviews before going. Waited a good ten minutes before our order was taken, then a further 25 minutes for food. Party...More

3  Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. We were shown to a table quite quickly that was when it went downhill. We waited more than 20 minutes for someone to take our order. A couple who arrived before us were served after us. Another couple walked out as...More

1  Thank caroldr2016
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for some lunch on visit to Bakewell, waited 20 minutes for drinks to come out, but had to remind them. After 50 minutes food hadn't arrived. When asked was told that ours would be the next order out. Whilst we were waiting the...More

4  Thank Ann P
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Byways today for a ‘quick’ lunch. Had never visited before so didn’t realise there was more than one room. The room we were in just had one other party of 4 in it so we were sure it would be quite a swift meal....More

2  Thank 1Su
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Called in the Byways tea room today for lunch with my husband because they offer gluten free options, my husband enjoyed a delicious sweet potato curry (gf) and I had a lovely all day breakfast. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Would...More

1  Thank Carole H
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated & i hope your husband came down off his caffine rush, we hope to see you again soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.
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