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Vale and Downland Museum Cafe

19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Vale and Downland Museum cafe serves great coffee and cakes. The lunches are excellent, especially the home made quiche and salads.

Thank IrenaPrzybyl
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A good range of food prepared on the premises by voluntary staff who go out of their way to be helpful. Children can choose from an extensive menu after they have been encouraged to participate in Lego-based searches which keep them entertained in challenging tests....More

Thank Basil W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Lots to see and do what a treat free to enter although they do ask for a donation, which on seeing what was on offer was a pleasure

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I grew up for the most part down the road, so I have been to what we have always called "Wantage Museum" dozens of times over the last 30 years or so. I have seen the museum change over the years and I can say...More

Thank KnealeSM
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Small, well set out museum of local history with great activities for children to capture their imagination. Plenty of room for buggies. Well worth a visit - no formal entrance fee but you can make donations.

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This museum had a great collection of artefacts and displays. The walk around was not onerous and varied. Models were very interesting as was the F1 Williams car on display. There are children's activities upstairs. WRI have a market on the last Friday of the...More

Thank Macduff007
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Mad Hatters Band, a well-known folk ensemble- presented and played the best known work of the Irish national composer Turlough O' Carolan (Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin). The neat little auditorium was packed by folk music fans and applauded enthusiastically at every slide-set and the performance...More

Thank Nic Y
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had lunch here, namely a jacket potatoe. Nice salad and a resonable price. Nice environment, and i would definately say come here if you are in wantage. museum not large but interesting. Again do go and visit if your nearby.

Thank Osric678
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick recce for a potential meeting place for new mums with buggies. Plenty of space available for multiple buggies. Cakes were awesome. Coffee was good. Prices seem to be in the Costa realm. But nothing too high. Didn't have any other...More

Thank P W
Reviewed 8 November 2015

A very interesting museum - for children and adults. Cafe selling good range of food - their hot pudding of the day is worth trying! Family friendly.

Thank julieann1009
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Vale of White Horse  >  Wantage
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