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Taurus Crafts

Old Park Lydney Park Estate, Lydney GL15 6BU, England
+44 1594 844841
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Not so much craft as gift shops

Disappointing set up as expected far more craft and less gift shops, really didn’t live up to its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane M
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Love this place

Well worth a visit. Free to park and enter. We went on a Sunday so not everything was open, still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie M
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Dinas Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
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An award winning arts and crafts visitor centre on the A48 by Lydney, we are a base for 15 artisan businesses our own Gift Shop and Cafe. At any one time, local food produce in the food shop, local crafts in the Gift Shop, there will be an art exhibition,a stonemason, a leather worker, a chocolate maker,a working pottery, a knitter, a quilter and a couple jewellery makers. Every holiday we provide a programme of creative activities for children.We are also a social enterprise and part of a national charity providing opportunities to people who face many challenges in life.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“garden centre” (35 reviews)
“craft shops” (28 reviews)
“farm shop” (14 reviews)
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Old Park Lydney Park Estate, Lydney GL15 6BU, England
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+44 1594 844841
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing set up as expected far more craft and less gift shops, really didn’t live up to its Pr leaflet,More

1  Thank Jane M
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are a site where arts and crafts people work and sell their wares. The majority of shops are selling products they or colleagues have made themselves. We have jewellery makers, stone mason, leather work, glass work, pottery, chocolate makers and clothing and knitwear. Perhaps...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Free to park and enter. We went on a Sunday so not everything was open, still loved it though. Would definitely return if in the area.

2  Thank Debbie M
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cathy is great at helping the kids to create and paint their own ‘work of art’. From dragons to mugs and teapots. Grown ups can also have go or you can book in a party. Taurus is a great place for all the family.

1  Thank wyedean
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and for your positive comments about your experience in paint your own pottery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have scored this at 3: 1 for ease of parking 1 for the access to the excellent Nursery/Garden Centre 1 for the small number of indipendent outlets! Some may be aware that 'Fawlty Towers' was used by many as training material as to how...More

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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visits and we are sorry that the standards didn’t match your expectations. The experiences of our customers are important to us and clearly we have fallen short here. We value all feedback and...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours at this very good craft centre. A good variety of shops and workshops where visitors can interact with artisans. There is a garden centre and a good cafe/tea shop. Also there are planned activities for children and adults...More

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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is great to hear that you spent a couple of enjoyable hours with us.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We loved this place, we ended up In Lydney Harbour which was recommended- why?!!? Don't go there!! Anyway, we stumbled on TC, it's such a quirky, cool place. Irish glass bloke was so lovely and the other glass bead maker, so informative and helpful. Fab...More

1  Thank manthtravel
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our centre, we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your comments about two of our Artisan Business.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A fun few hours out with some super pleasant people and some great value artisan goods. Worth dropping by if you're in the area!

1  Thank danecobain
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate the time you took to leave us a review.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Billed on the leaflets as the place to go for arts and crafts. In reality Taurus crafts is a small, very tired centre. Our visit started with parking in a pot holed wet muddy car park before walking through the gates to the very loosly...More

1  Thank Mandi B
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your review. I am really disappointed you did not enjoy your visit. We are a site where arts and crafts people work and sell their wares. While you may have been disappointed with what was on offer, things will have been made...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Popped in for a light lunch, there was a good selection of sandwiches and cakes, also soup and a few other choices. prices are reasonable, friendly staff from the Camphill Trust group.

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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the cake selection in our cafe and found the prices reasonable.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Haven't been in about 3 years, due to geography. Once again - outstanding! Friendly, happy, creative, thoughtful, beautiful, informative, educational, artistic and just wonderful. Fab shops and activities, super coffee and lunch was yummy. Loved it as I have for the past 20 years!

1  Thank Shabbie71
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wendyfirkin, General Manager at Taurus Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

It is great to hear that you have been able to visit us again after so long and still found us to be an outstanding place to visit. We would like to thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review.

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joto4092
4 March 2016|
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Response from wendyfirkin | Property representative |
Dog's are allowed on site and there is plenty of outdoor seating area's but they are not allowed in the café or conservatory.
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