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Passionate about cheese

A worthy successor to Lawson’s deli which was a fixture of Aldeborough. The outstanding feature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ScotsmanabroadKMB
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Woking, United Kingdom
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I bought two small Brays cottage pork pies. They were good and I would buy again if I was in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
J_Jarndyce
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Slate is a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen in the bustling Suffolk seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Formerly known as Lawson’s Delicatessen in Aldeburgh, we have changed our name to Slate and opened a new shop in Southwold. Our...more
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138 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A worthy successor to Lawson’s deli which was a fixture of Aldeborough. The outstanding feature of Slate is the cheese. It is fresh and in season and a far cry from rubbery mass produced supermarket cheese. It is more expensive but that is because it...More

Thank ScotsmanabroadKMB
ClareJ463, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to send us your comments. We do love cheese! So glad you enjoyed your visit and the range of delicious artisan cheese we offer. Do come again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bought two small Brays cottage pork pies. They were good and I would buy again if I was in Aldeburgh. But unfortunately I live nearly 300 miles away!

Thank J_Jarndyce
ClareJ463, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and glad to hear you enjoyed the pork pies. Bray’s Cottage dispatch nationwide - visit their website for details !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent traditional deli with lots of "delectable" items to purchase & eat! Very friendly, helpful staff with knowledge & a sense of humour, wonderful.

Thank johnnyp48
ClareJ463, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a review. Extremely pleased to hear you found lots of delicious produce in store and received a warm welcome from the team. Do call again soon!

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Very excited to visit Slate to buy a pork pie as it was home to the best pork pies ever tasted under its previous owners, Lawson’s. I could not have been more disappointed. Pork pie with marmalade was burnt inside and crumbling like a digestive...More

Thank ChrisP5000
ClareJ463, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chris, very sorry to hear of your pork pie disappointment. I’m glad to read that you will visit again - please do, and I hope the pies live up to expectation next time.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I came here for cheese and crackers, and I got a bespoke gourmet tour of the options. There should be more of this sort of thing on our high streets. If you have access to a fridge, what are you waiting for? Bring it on!

Thank Syd M
Clare J, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm! So glad you enjoyed our shop.

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing but you pay for the quality. Great service by people who know their produce. Well worth a visit

Thank Margaret C
Clare J, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you Margaret for taking the time to post a review - thrilled to hear you enjoyed what we have on offer in Slate. Hope you picked up some delicious cheese as well as picnic goodies when you called in !

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lucky enough to be able to shop here on a regular basis . It is dangerous on the wallet to walk through the door ! So many lovely local delicacies .very Special cheeses .pies , quiches , Soughdough breads . Crackers ,olives and fresh homemade...More

Thank Lesley S
Clare J, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

A dangerous cheese shop - love it ! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Thrilled to hear you enjoy our shop.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

What ever else you do in Aldeburgh, please do make sure you call into Slate & see their range of unique products. You will find some of Suffolk's finest produce, including a selection of locally made cheeses to die for, plus a full range of...More

Thank Bubbles73uk
Clare J, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and found lots of delicious treats for the bank holiday weekend ! Thanks for coming and taking the time to post your feedback.

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We have visited the deli a few times in the past as we regularly stay in the area, however today the service was truly awful. The person in front of us ordered a number of things and so we waited a while to be served...More

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Clare J, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments. I am very disappointed to learn of your experience during your recent visit and apologise on behalf of our whole team.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

As we were leaving to come back to London, couldn't resist popping in here to bring some delicious treats home with us. I could literally cry that we haven't got a deli anything like this one, near to our home, as I would be shopping...More

Thank Jan P
Clare J, Owner at Slate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Jan, thank you very much for taking the time to send us your lovely comments ! So glad you enjoyed your visit and the treats you picked up. Hope you will call again next time you are in town ! Best wishes Clare

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