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Beltane (review)

Beltane is a small bar / cafe in Buxton I’d wandered past a few times and had always wanted to pop in. Last week we had our chance – we’d been out for an afternoon meeting and E needed a feed.

Beltane bar sign
Beltane bar sign

Beltane had always intrigued me because through the window I could spot comfy seats and (you know the way to my heart) there was free wifi.

The most annoying part was getting our bloody awkward really useful 3 wheeler pushchair through an angled step, negotiating the steep hill. Once in it was all good, I settled E next to a comfy sofa and ordered a decaf black coffee and some nuts to nibble on.

You know those decaf coffees that taste sooooo good you forget there’s no caffeine? Yep, it was one of those 🙂 It was a really chilled atmosphere, partly due to it being mid afternoon so after the lunchtime rush and before the evening drinkers arrived.

Hubby came to meet us and had a beer while I topped up on fruit juice liquids (boobing mama mantra DRINK <<< said in Father Jack style). It was then a quick change for baby E before heading off on more adventures.

Beltane interior
Beltane interior

Baby friendliness overview:

Pros

  • Chilled atmosphere, relaxed setting
  • Comfortable boobing sitting in the squishy sofa and didn’t feel too exposed
  • Felt baby friendly with baby changing facilities
  • Decaf drinks – goooooood coffee
  • Lunch time menu looked good
  • Plenty of space for pushchairs
  • Free wifi

Cons

  • Bit of a bugger getting a pushchair up the step into the bar!
  • Bar rather than cafe so limited snack options (i.e. no cake)

In summary – lovely relaxed setting, will be back to check out the lunch menu.

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