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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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Hemyock, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Canal boat café with outdoor and land based additional seating and tables. Lovely location. Likely to be the first weekend of opening (Easter), but the service was so slow, 35 mins in the queue to be served and I was only no 6 in line. Staff did apologize, but even that didn't make me feel better. Others were more vocal... More 

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Thank rob3066
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in here for a pastie before we took the barge down the canal had a lovely chicken and chorizo pastie< They warmed the pastie in the oven unfortunately this meant we had to wait quite a while before we got it which nearly made us miss the barge so give yourself at least an hour before you go on... More 

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Thank BerttieB111
Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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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
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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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