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Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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With a first class selection of garden plants, an award-winning cafe and a sumptuous shop, you can dabble with horticulture, treat yourself to a delicious meal or make some enviable purchases for your home and garden. Alternatively, just enjoy a coffee and the views across the Fowey Valley to our historic neighbour, Restormel Castle.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Deli
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love our annual visits here, but boy oh boy have the prices shot up over the years- not only in the shop but in the nursery too! Cafe lovely, staff always lovely but pricing us out of visiting in the future...

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Karen_Kingswinford
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh dear! Sorry to hear that but nice to read that you have always appreciated our excellent staff and the café too...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was invited to visit this nursery/cafe and was not dissapointed. Although it appears to be in the middle of nowhere it is only a mile from the local town and is signposted. The cafe (it’s much more than a cafe really) was full but operates...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. It sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday lunch and its always very satisfying when our thought, care and attention to details such as the local meat selection, range of vegetables and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely find, hidden in the country lanes of Cornwall. Lovely selection of food and the cream tea was delicious with generous amounts of Cornish clotted cream!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rejb28
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well thank you for your review! It's good to hear that you enjoyed your cream tea and that venturing up the lane brought about a worthwhile treat. Just a little further up past the nursery is Trewithen Dairy where that delicious cream came from. Now...More

Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Have Stopped in for lunch on. A few occasions. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. Food is just as it says always very tasty. Unfortunately we didn’t have room for cake on our last visit but there’s no problem as you can take it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vixtertreb
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and yes, our cakes, coffees and so on can all be taken away. We are always adding more inside spaces for dogs to join you and of course when the weather warms up, the terrace is there for all...More

Reviewed 8 February 2019

The location is beautiful and the nursery has a good selection of unusual varieties of plants, which all look very healthy. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Sadly, the café lets everything down. It is set in an attractive building, in-keeping with the surroundings....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PLJCornwall
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for the review and its good to read of your enjoyment of the nursery. The team were so disappointed to read of your thoughts on the service and the food however and I have had no joy in getting any further understanding...More

Reviewed 29 January 2019

Worth a detour from the main road at Lostwithiel en route to Cornwall. Whether it’s a nice lunch or just looking for that special plant this Cafe/Nursery is the place to be. A very large barnlike building hosts an interesting mix of presents and useful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joan Y
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Joan, thank you for such a lovely review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoy your visits so much. It's also super to read that you appreciate all aspects of the nursery and manage to soak up all that we have to offer...More

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Another lovely lunch after my review of xmas lunch. Fab food, & service. Really astounded when people say expensive... well compared to KFC yes! But for great food and excellent service no.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JulieB652014
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Julie, thank you so much for taking the time out to post your lovely review and we are so pleased that you experienced another enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 24 January 2019

We popped in for lunch on a cold Monday in January to find the place full and vibrant. We were given pagers, asked about our preferences for a table and went off to window shop the lovely sales area and the plants in the greenhouse....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JanieRose22
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Thank you Jane, what a lovely review! Its good to know that the systems were working as they should and that your experience was everything that we aim for. See you soon!

Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Great food and location. It’s one of Mother’s favourite places and she was really touched by the kindness of the staff who helped make it a very special occasion.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank henryiles
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

That's lovely to hear and I know that the team enjoyed the celebration just as much as your Mother did! Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 11 January 2019

We have been a few times to this establishment, and yes it’s not as cheap as a greasy spoon, but then again it’s not a greasy spoon, the building is a pleasure to enter, the ambience is wonderful and the staff are a delight, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank schaillimonae
DuchyNursery, General Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your most recent visit. We will indeed keep it up and we are so pleased that you appreciate all that we do. We will hopefully see you again very soon.

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41traceyb41
25 July 2017|
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Response from DuchyNursery | Property representative |
Good morning Tracey, thank you for your query and yes we do welcome dogs and their owners at the nursery. There is plenty of outside seating for the cafe with some tables and chairs in the glasshouse as well. We have water... More
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