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Matlock Meadows

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Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
+44 1629 760596
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Great little place

I went with friends and our group of toddlers (aged 2 & 3). This is a great place to come!!! The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AnnieLee28
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Lovely Visit

Visited today with my wife and teenage daughter, loved the small animals and the ladies enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DerbyRam68
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Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. We have a small outdoor play area and in the adjacent field and barn we have a micro pig, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction. We do not charge any entrance fees and therefore rely on the income generated from the shop sales to maintain our facilities which include outside play area, free car parking, toilets, and baby changing. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“working farm” (20 reviews)
“play area” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
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+44 1629 760596
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends and our group of toddlers (aged 2 & 3). This is a great place to come!!! The kids loved looking at the animals and playing on the little park. The ice cream is great too. There is a tiny charge for...More

Thank AnnieLee28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today with my wife and teenage daughter, loved the small animals and the ladies enjoyed feeding them. Had a drink and cake in the coffee shop on arrival and then onto the Ice Cream , I had to have a double scoop as was...More

Thank DerbyRam68
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault the ice cream and service both exceptional and we have visited several times with my teenage children but visited today with my sister and young nieces and nephews and saw the surroundings with a different view!! After spending a fortune on ice cream...More

Thank x19NJL
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

As you know we are an ice cream parlour, coffee shop and working dairy farm and so a big thank you for your fantastic comments about our ice cream and the service we provide. You say you have enjoyed our ice cream on several occasions...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a wonderful place - its free - its beautiful. There are several animals to pet. A play are and indoor activities in the beautiful Matlock countryside. The Ice Cream (Date & Walnut) was exceptional.

Thank suleake
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the feedback. Thank you for visiting. Regards Mandy Dakin

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Can't fault the ice cream - great quality and really exciting flavours. But the grumpy young staff really let this little gem down. God forbid you should actually ask to try a half teaspoon before you buy a scoop at £2 a pop! You're met...More

Thank Mothextraordinaire
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

I am sorry you find our younger staff grumpy - this would seem to be out of character with the majority of our reviews which usually say our staff are friendly. We have always been more than happy for our customers to sample before they...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream is amazing and it's a little something different that doesn't require a tonne of money. Overall I think the idea of Matlock Meadows is a very good one. 🙂

Thank Katie G
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your comments I'm really pleased you enjoyed he ice cream, thank you for visiting. Regards Mandy Dakin

Reviewed 27 June 2017

A few years ago my husband and I went on holiday to Florence and bought we'd eaten the best ice-cream ever there...no way, the best ice-cream is at Matlock Meadows especially the Turkish Delight flavour. We live nearby and go after school on sunny days...More

1  Thank Matlockmummy
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely comments and thank you for your support and custom over the years. We are really pleased you enjoy visiting our little spot. Regards Mandy Dakin

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We needed to stop off some where on the way home and we saw a sign just near the Salisbury in matlock so we decided to try it. The farm area was a little sparce but there were animals and the play ground is big...More

1  Thank Spinkyminky
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit, regards Mandy Dakin

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Matlock Meadows with our 23 month old granddaughter. It is in a lovely quiet setting. We enjoyed a delicious lunch outside ~ the coffee shop offering a good choice on the menu - we had a delicious lunch outside!...More

1  Thank cmd212017
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely comments, we are really pleased you and your grand daughter enjoyed our little spot, thank you for visiting. Regards Mandy Dakin

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very disappointed when visiting today. We are a family with 4 adults a 3 year old and a 1 year old. After spending a fair amount on sundaes we were appalled to be expected to pay a further £2 each for the toddlers to play...More

5  Thank Lynne W
Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

What a shame your review seems to be of the only 2 things for which there is a charge. We are actually an ice cream parlour, coffee shop and working dairy farm of which your review mentions nothing and would normally be the reason for...More

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chris b
13 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
Hi Chris, thanks for your enquiry, not sure why you would think we are expensive, our ice creams start at £1.50 for a child's teddy cone, £2.00 for a single cone/tub and £3.00 for a double cone/tub. Our ice cream is all hand... More
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EliMHants
7 April 2015|
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Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
Hi our ice cream is not lactose free as we use our own cows milk, but we do always have a lactose free sorbet available for those who are unable to have cows milk, the flavour varies but currently its a red berry sorbet... More
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