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“Regular Visitor......not anymore!”
Review of Bygone Times

Bygone Times
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited last week as was staying nearby and hadn't been for a while, and always find something I can't possibly live without! Not being the most observant person I didn't notice that you had to registrar your car details until out was pointed out to us by some friends after we'd been in there for about an hour (a parking ticket may well be in the post, who knows). There's plenty to see and bought numerous items. Now for the downside! We visited the cafe for drinks and cakes. We ordered 2 hot chocolate's, a coffee and a water + 2 scones. The coffee was tasteless, the hot chocolate was made with water (at nearly £3 a cup I would expect it to be made out of milk) and was very weak, and the scones were that dry that they crumbled to dust. We had jam with one of the scones which had already been opened and used. I am at a loss to understand how you can destroy such basic food and drink items. We will definitely not be returning again and will try elsewhere.

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Bygone T, Public Relations Manager at Bygone Times, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your review.

Sorry to hear about your experience in the café, the hot chocolate is made in a machine with milk, the scones are freshly delivered and the jams are individually portioned so would not of been re used.

if you are to return to Bygone Times and use the café then ask for the café manager and we will se if we can accommodate your needs any better.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to this most interesting place until a week later when we received a Parking Charge Notice from Parking Eye.
Like other people have reported, we did all the right things ~ Gold Member, entered details on touch screen at reception etc., etc.,
Obviously we appealed with support from Bygone Times and WON albeit with no apology or explanation from Parking Eye. The point is that we shouldn't have had to appeal and the whole situation was annoying to say the least.
This comment is in no way intended as a detraction from Bygone Times and their friendly and helpful staff but simply advice to any other motorists who fall foul of Parking Eye's apparent incompetence.

4  Thank petem706
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Bygone T, Guest Relations Manager at Bygone Times, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

if you would like to send me your car registration details we can try and sort the parking fine out for you.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We had a nice afternoon exploring all the different levels. We were there for two and a half hours but would have probably needed another hour to see everything. There was lots of nostalgia seeing familiar items from childhood. e.g. children's games, kitchen equipment, 1960s / 70s memorabilia. A very interesting place and one that I would definitely visit again. We did think many prices were quite high compared to the price you would pay say in a second hand shop and the cafe had stopped selling food when we got there at 3.00 pm. We had come a long way, we were hungry and would have been happy with just a sandwich but there was only a couple of cakes - it was disappointing.

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Bygone T, Guest Relations Manager at Bygone Times, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for your review.

we are glad you enjoyed your visit here .

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

we are gold members and did the signing in as we entered and put our plates info on computer yet we still got a ticket... now we have to appeal and do the pain staking task of proving we were there and was in the shop .. going to put me off in going in the future now ...

7  Thank Cathy W
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Bygone T, Guest Relations Manager at Bygone Times, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for your review, sorry the computer system you enter your reg into is very sensitive and sometimes if the screen is pressed too hard it can enter multiple letters/numbers.If you would like to send me your car registration I can look into getting this fine cancelled for you

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A fantastic visit needs more than the two hours we had, we will go again.
The £1.50 entrance fee gives you a card to visit for the rest of the year.
The cafe was ok but they need a better dishwasher!

Thank Anthony Barnsle... S
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