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Byways

Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812807
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (30 reviews)
“rarebit” (10 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
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11 - 20 of 326 reviews

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

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in as the menu said lots of gluten free choices. Compared to other cafes and pubs in Bakewell, the prices were really reasonable and the food was great value. I ordered a GF afternoon tea, the pot of tea turned up over 40 minutes...More

Thank shirl69
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

I do apologise your food took sometime to arrive, as you observed unfortunately we are currently a chef down & i can only sincerely apologise for your wait, we do hope you will visit again

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Byways as we have done for years. We ordered Breakfast, cake and tea cakes. The staff were friendly & helpful with our choices. Tea and coffee arrived and then the breakfast food for the table opposite that had come in later than...More

Thank emmaw768
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We visit here quite often when scouring the charity shops and craft fairs of Bakewell. Our most recent trip was last week, where the four us ate a lovely cooked breakfast in front of the roaring fire. Excellent quality food and service was quick and...More

Thank Ross G
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is certainly very much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 20 December 2017

My husband and I decided to travel to Bakewell recently and have our breakfast at Byways. This cafe is on the first floor and when we went in the lady who spoke to us told us to sit anywhere and she would then come to...More

Thank Kake134
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is certainly very much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 15 December 2017

The best Welsh Rarebit ever ! Lovely loose leaf tea. Nice open fire. nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

Thank amorris63
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated

Reviewed 17 November 2017

We popped in here hoping for a nice lunch. Ordered Welsh Rarebit to share with a view of having a pudding all to myself. The Rarebit was £4.95 for one slice with 10 (yes I counted) crisps and a very meagre salad. Bakewell pudding was...More

Thank kaltace4709
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We're sorry you didnt enjoy your visit with us, but firstly i would like to say when my member of staff asked if everything was alright for you & your husband your reply was yes!!! not once did you say anything about the above, secondly...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had a meal here on a day trip to Bakewell. The staff were very nice as soon as we got to the top of the stairs and told us to take a seat in the parlour room, after a couple of minutes to peruse the...More

Thank CheckoutChick37
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated we hope to see you again

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely tea and coffee. Chef came out to chat. Nice chap and nice touch. However is very old fashioned (I don't mean vintage or traditional!) and in need of decorating or will get left behind. Some gluten free and dairy free options on the menuMore

Thank hawkyh73
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review it is appreciated, we are trying bit by bit to re decorate our tea rooms, we know we have quite a way to go but we will get there, but as you can imagine to do it all at once...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I visited with two friends for lunch. The menu looked lovely. The interior is quite odd and uncomfortable - it feels as though you are in someone's living room. It took ages for our order to be taken and my friend was served tea in...More

Thank RSParsons2013
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

We're sorry you didnt enjoy your visit, firstly the building is a 17th century building so is going to be quirky as we say, not odd & far from uncomfotable, as for the teapot we apologise but having a choice of 21 loose leaf teas...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.
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