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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” (29 reviews)
“rarebit” (11 reviews)
“toasties” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
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11 - 20 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Having visited Byways previously and enjoyed good food and service we were sadly disappointed this time. Our order was taken reasonably quickly but after nearly half an hour there was no sign of our lunch, just how long does it take to make a sandwich!...More

Thank Lesley L
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

I apologise for your disappointing visit all i can say is the staff will be told with immediate effect, sincere apologies

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Absolute disgrace!! After having a cold breakfast we were appalled to see the young man in chef whites on the phone outside smoking a cigarette talking about taking drugs rather loudly! WOULDNT VISIT!!!More

1  Thank willmathews2017
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Iam sorry about your disappointing visit & suprised at your comment about cold breakfast as it is our best seller here. as for the chef i apologise but with having 2 chefs on that day i dont know which one your refering to, ( their...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I enjoyed my sausage and egg cob washed down with a cappuccino very much. Ok I was alone in the place at the time but staff were friendly and food took no time at all to arrive. It has a nice atmosphere, good pricing and...More

Thank Brian E
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the cosy tea room after a fruitless search round other places in the town. The menu had plenty of choices and you need to look out for specials and a separate board advertising scones that could easily be missed. The...More

Thank gastroroam
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for your positive review it is very much appreciated, may we see you again soon

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Family of 4 ordered jacket spuds and drinks. 20 mins for drinks to arrive (after asking where our food was), another 10 mind for food. When it did turn up it was warm, not hot. Understaffed, no order of service. Two tables who ordered after...More

Thank dwnfallen
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped of in Bakewell for breakfast and found this delightful little place, well worth the trip up the stairs. A well cooked and delicious full English breakfast with good service and coffee

Thank Rodders27
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

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

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Not good food. Both my husband and my sandwiches were dry and stale, I asked for white bread but was given brown. The clotted cream for scone was dry and crumbly. Never go back again.More

2  Thank Rak1983
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

I can assure you all our bread is fresh daily not dry & stale & as for the clotted cream it is a little crumbly on top but the correct consistency underneath, how can you say not good food when you simply had a sandwich...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I came here many years ago and was my first ever experience of a tearoom which then began my love for the places. We visited again yesterday after me giving a lot of compliments about the place to my other half to then be made...More

1  Thank Alice W
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Visited this afternoon after being turned away from another tearoom in Bakewell as they were too busy. Mounted the staircase to a lovely welcome greeting and were asked to choose a table. Ordered a coffee,chai tea,carrot cake and Bakewell tart. All arrived promptly and were...More

Thank jularic
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, im glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Also delighted you enjoyed our bakewell tart it is our biggest seller as far as desserts are concerned, ill have to start making more, we do hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Called in on sunday afternoon for a hot drink, latte and mocha and a scone. Long wait for two drinks considering it was not busy. Eventually the drinks come but no scone. Drinks were barely warm, my husband can not drink very hot drinks as...More

Thank jennywilliams367
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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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