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The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge

Branscombe EX12 3DB, England
+44 1297 680333
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Back in time

Love this place, will continue to return whenever we around this neck of the woods. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lynda v
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Nice to revisit.

It's nice to revisit a place you have previously loved. I was disappointed on my last visit... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Paulthechef
,
London
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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average5%
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“cream tea” (5 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
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Branscombe EX12 3DB, England
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+44 1297 680333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, will continue to return whenever we around this neck of the woods. Good sandwiches, yummy cakes and great cream teas. Dog friendly too. Visit the Forge over the road to see the blacksmith at work.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It's nice to revisit a place you have previously loved. I was disappointed on my last visit (strangley it was exactly a year ago today!) only because the best Ploughmans in Devon had changed. our service was good, (as it always is) The Leek &...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

New owners operating Tea Rooms after last Guy left after 25 years .Never open these day 2016/2017 so don't rely on having a cream tea

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Great to find blacksmiths doing lovely work true craftsmanship The gifts are beautiful if a little expensive. It's the only thatched forge in the U.K. The Cafe was not open which was disappointing as it's close till next year.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to have a smiling waitress (obviously happy with her job) and really pleasant and helpfull. Excellent food and a delightful place to sit in the sun surrounded by nature. Makes you sigh with contentment. Don't miss this place😊

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We saw the sandwich board for the cafe near the forge and managed to find a car space and walked down in eager anticipation, only to find that it was closed! The forge was open selling intricate housewares, but it wasn't in operation at the...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The National Trust have a well marked walking trail around Branscombe village, the 'Branscombe Historic Walk', which takes about an hour, less if you don't stop anywhere. The trail passes by the Old Bakery, Manor Watermill, and Branscombe Forge, as well as other sights. Dogs...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to explore and learn well maintained and beautiful surroundings loads of walks around to the beach and other coastal walks

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Yesterday we visited The Old Bakery Branscombe Devon. We had the best afternoon lunch/tea we have ever had. I think it has spoiled us for all others. Clean pleasant rustic surroundings exceptionally well presented food, delicious bread, pleasant and very efficient staff. Highly recommend for...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

An interesting forge, pleasant bakery (for teas and coffees) and a pleasant walk down to the sea front (3/4 mile). Pub on the seafront serving all you would require parking also available here (saves walking). Pleasant walk along the beach or other posted walks. Alone...More

Thank Mike M
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wood_sim
29 January 2017|
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Response from Tom K |
It's free (it sometimes gets full during the hight of summer) alternatively​ you could get the 899 bus, it stops at the village hall.
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