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The Merchant Tea Rooms

Merchants House Market Place, Colyton EX24 6JR, England
+44 1297 552455
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Merchants House Market Place, Colyton EX24 6JR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family we love this tearoom. It is quaint, the waitress is lovely and the owner is eccentric and very sweet. We tend to order the menu when it comes to the cakes which are gorgeous, especially the plum and almond cake with clotted...More

Thank EEDSussex
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a very friendly tea shop. The food is excellent, most of the veg are grown by the manageress on her allotment. Tea and coffee are served in lovely bone china cups and saucers. I particularly recommend the almond cake.

Thank DaisysGran
LouiseaT2015, Owner at The Merchant Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much DaisysGran.

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were on a bicycle ride from Branscome when we found The Merchant Tea Rooms. There are around 18 covers. Each table has a lovely white embroidered vintage table cloth. The lady serving was amazing. She had a lovely smile and was very friendly as...More

Thank Karen R
LouiseaT2015, Owner at The Merchant Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to us.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Very friendly welcome in this cosy tearoom. We recieved the tea, crumpets and their delicious special Blackberry & Apple crumble with custard we'd orderd very quickly. Our small dog didn't have to stay in the car, but was welcome aswel!😉

Thank Joppe L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Called in after a trip on the Seaton tram for a cup of tea and attracted by the dog friendly environment. Had a lovely pot of tea and tea cake and a bonus potted history of what is an interesting property formerly (as the name...More

Thank newoknee
LouiseaT2015, Owner at The Merchant Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank ou for your review, so glad you enjoyed your visit to us and the lovely town

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went for afternoon tea whilst on holiday and it was amazing. Our children had seconds of everything. Very reasonably priced too. My highlight was the cakes. Well worth a visit

Thank becci1975
LouiseaT2015, Owner at The Merchant Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you, so glad you all enjoyed your tea so much.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Me,my husband and daughter visited here today we had a ham platter for lunch which was absolutely delicious and roll was lovely and warm and our daughter had a cream tea the scones were also lovely,homemade and warm there was a lot of thought put...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We stopped here in the morning for coffee and sat outside in their patio area at the back which was a nice little sun trap. The scones, cakes all looked home made and yummy. The inside is nicely decorated the staff very friendly. There is...More

Thank marija10
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We called in here after hopping of the Seaton Tranway at the Colyton stop. This place is in the Market Square and is certainly well worth a visit. they do lunches and all sorts of cakes and tasty treats. When we called in we didnt...More

Thank garysJ9232WS
LouiseaT2015, Owner at The Merchant Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit, we do try and accommodate where possible unfortunately we cannot do anything about the steps in the building, I wish we could. Thank you again and Crumpet says woof woof

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Went into merchant tea rooms not realising it was so late for lunch at nearly 2.30pm but we were offered 2 very nice lunches and a pot of tea for £17.75very helpful as i am disabled

Thank liviasmum
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merchants House Market Place, Colyton EX24 6JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Colyton
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 552455
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Traditional tea rooms serving a selection of homemade breakfasts, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea and homemade cakes. Served in pleasant surroundings using vintage crockery and table linen. Lovely garden. Dogs welcome.
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