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Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe

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A Lovely Spot

I was here with 8 other friends on Fri 27th July, 2018. It's a FABULOUS spot as the name... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mend0
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newcastle, staffs, england
Best place for lunch after a canal walk from Great Haywood

After short holiday walking the two canals in Great Haywood, we found this canal side cafe to be by... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Andrew S
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent39%
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  • Average15%
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“decking area”(6 reviews)
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We are a family run 'Pick Your Own' Fruit Farm, with lovely Canalside Walks & Cycle Rides, a seasonal Plant Centre, and a quality Cafe & Farm Shop located on the side of the Trent and Mersey Canal at Great Haywood in Staffordshire. You can also...more
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Canalside Farm Mill Lane, Great Haywood ST18 0RQ, England
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+44 1889 881747
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Canalside shop and farm is an excellent place to eat, with a reasonably inexpensive tasty fresh menu which has also has a very good children’s menu. A stroll along the canal tow path is a pleasant follow on after your meal. The farm shop is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited before and the food is lovely, and most of the staff are very friendly but there is one man who works there and cannot make hot drinks! The coffee and hot chocolate he makes is never hot enough, but what ruins the...More

Thank emanybemany
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and the honest feedback. Please be assured that we will be looking into this and addressing the issue as this is not acceptable.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop for lunch, overlooking the canal just outside Great Hayward. Plenty of outside seating plus lots of indoor seating on a rainy day. Excellent menu to choose from - light lunches including salads and paninis, to main meals including traditional fish and...More

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Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely review - we really appreciate it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here with 8 other friends on Fri 27th July, 2018. It's a FABULOUS spot as the name suggests....Canalside!!! One of the friends did arrive by barge...LOL. The Café for good reason is VERY popular esp at this time of year!!! And as such...More

Thank Mend0
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the very kind review, we are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your visit to us. Apologies for the mix up with the food order but pleased to hear it was quickly resolved for you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice staff Fanastic food hot and fresh The best omelette I have ever had The setting is lovely and a nice outside area

Thank Janet N
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a great review! Our cook has had marriage proposals thanks to his omelettes so we are so pleased that you enjoyed it too!

Reviewed 17 July 2018

After short holiday walking the two canals in Great Haywood, we found this canal side cafe to be by far the best place to eat. Unlike the local pub, the staff were friendly, service was quick & the food very good. Visited this cafe four...More

Thank Andrew S
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review - it is great that you enjoyed your visits to us (and thank you for doing so 4 times!). We will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our team in the Cafe.

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Even though, the staff did not welcome us I still really like this place. The menu is reasonably priced and decor is suitable. My fish and chips was delicious. Overall, this place is on my recommendation list!

Thank Thomas L
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review, we are so pleased that we are on your recommendation list!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Superbly located just off the main road from Uttoxeter to Stafford this lovely venue provides an excellent range of cafe good and superb cakes and cream teas. Their outside seating area is superbly situated next to the canal with bowls of water for dogs and...More

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Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for the great review, we are so pleased you have had the chance to enjoy our deck in this glorious weather we have been happy. The positive feedback is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

had a fantastic breakfast in the restaurant yesterday after a balloon flight in the morning carnt wait to go back there again

Thank Michael T
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Ordered small portion payed extra for a slice of toast. With a nice pot of English tea came to about£7. It's associate with the farm shop next door so why skimp and rip you off with tinned mushrooms? FFS.More

Thank paulralphs
Anna B, Manager at Canalside Farm Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

We use the mushrooms from our Farm Shop in our Cafe which are delivered fresh daily so I'm not sure where the idea that we use tinned mushrooms has come from. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Breakfast Tea though and hope this puts...More

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Janet O
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does have a good cheese counter along with an excellent butchers. The fishmonger is there Tuesday and Friday as well. Can’t fault any of the produce.
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