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Scarthin Books

The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
+44 1629 823272
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“vegan cakes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bookshop over two floors. Worth a look even if you don't end up buying a book. Well laid out. A bit of background music would be nice as it is too quiet!

Thank 19Lucy14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for a quick lunch today, and were the only people waiting for food. We waited about 25-30 minutes for them to heat up 4 bowls of soup. The soup was nice and came with tasty scones but the portions were tiny. I would...More

Thank Madeline C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Quirky is much over used word but is the best way to describe Scarthin Books. Packed from floor to ceiling (literally) with both old and new books. Also some good greeting cards and a few craft items. There is a small (very) cafe, which sells...More

Thank 15jhj
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Have called in here a few times, the book shop is excellent and have bought a few books for presents. The cafe is ok but always seem to be low on gluten free items, otherwise not bad.

Thank Derbyshireflyboy
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A wonderful place. Truly, a 'hidden gem'. The book shop and café are in a very interesting building overlooking the mill pond. Fabulous, home-cooked vegan food. Delicious. Vegan cakes too. Pretty good coffee (soya milk available of course)

Thank ShaunDMG
Reviewed 23 May 2018

A great place to visit on a rainy day, you could be there for hours. Three floors of books to browse. Didn't use the cafe. Dry dogs welcome too.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Everyone should go here at least once. Huge, quirky book shop. Get lost in there for hours. The coffee shop always have vegan and GF cakes as well as lots of others. Good coffee. Good vegan cake. Small , cosy, affordable Go!

Thank HappyEpicure
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We had a coffee and delicious apricot and cashew cake on arrival but were here so Long went for lunch too.. tomato and beetroot soup and split pea soup were both delicious as was the cheese scone. Recommended.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you yearn for old bookshops like I do, you are in for a treat. Little winding, creaky stairs and loads and loads of books. I could spend hours in there

Thank CarolJ1173
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We found this fantastic book shop through a search on Happy Cow for vegan food. So pleased we checked it out. It’s brilliant. Wonderfully quirky book shop, with lots of little rooms, stairs and goodies to catch the eye. The cafe is really cute, and...More

Thank Leonie P
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Promenade | Scarthin Cromford, Matlock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 823272
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