Dedham Art & Craft Centre, Dedham

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  • We visited the tearoom and sat outside with our westie, on receiving the tea which was in a two teapot, cups and teapot were all chipped, when pointed it out to staff, we were told they are all like t...  more »
  • I love this Art and Craft Centre! So many pretty things...from the unusual, to the impressive! I have visited a couple of times a year for the last two or three years (since moving to Colchester) and ...  more »
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  • I have been coming here for around 15 years with my Nan , it had become some what nostalgic to take a look around here . After my most recent trip for my Nan’s birthday , I will not be going back . We spent money in the cafe (The cafe staff were lovely) and then we decided to look around as we usually do . We got to the children’s section as my Nan wanted to buy a gift for my son . She handed him two wheel along toys for him to choose which he liked best . He wheeled them around for around a minute , all while being followed around by a man . The man then came over and very rudely said to my Nan “ I don’t think he should be doing that , he is going to ruin it for the next child that actually is going to pay for it “ , my Nan responded “ I am going to pay for it , he is choosing which he likes “ . The man started sarcastically talking to another member of staff saying “ Well that makes it okay then to ruin both toys for the next child if you are buying one ! “ and he proceeded to be rude about my Nan. I’d just like to add that my son was very gently wheeling them along , had he have ruined them I would have happily paid , the one we didn’t purchase was put back on the shelf looking exactly as it did when we took it off. The man then followed us which annoyed me , so I put back all the items I was going to purchase ,as his actions were upsetting my Nan , she felt intimidated. We then met up with my sister out the front who was with my nephew feeding him and I explained what had happened , the man who was following us was evidently listening in and he said “ Oh rude was he , yes I am rude , so rude , I love being rude “ in a very sarcastic tone . I responded as he was really upsetting my Nan , “ You are going to live a very sad life being rude to old ladies and little children “ , then I began to walk away . He raised his voice and said “ Yes being rude to old ladies and small children is my speciality , I love doing that “ . I kept walking as I didn’t want to give such a rude man the time of day . They have now lost loyal customers and he ruined my Nan’s day . Appalling staff member , I hope he is pleased with himself for upsetting and intimidating an 87 year old woman .
  • An extensive collection of local art over three floors. I didn't look around all the areas as I intended to return when I have a more time. It's all stread over different levels and it's quite nice to discover the different areas.
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