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The Old Bakery

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Branscombe, Branscombe, England
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230 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had walked from Branscombe beach up to the village. The Old Bakery is at the upper end of the village opposite a working forge and the village hall. It's a thatched building with a small garden with tables and chairs. Inside, you'll find remnants of the former bakery including a huge mixer. Friendly service and nice cakes.

Thank Andrew S
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always made a point of going to this tea room, even driving for miles when working in Exeter. Their sandwiches were lovely, but by far, their Ploughman's was the best I've had! 3 different local chutneys, fresh spring onions, radish, local cheese, freshly baked bread...you get the picture. I always looked forward to lunch here. New owners have... More 

Thank Paulthechef
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We stopped of at the old bakery for afternoon tea, it was really nice. It a good setting in the lovely Branscombe village.

1 Thank Nick R
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were staying locally in Pitt Farm and had been out for a very cold, windy and wet walk across the coastal path. We were longing for a hot drink and something to eat. We were delighted to find The Old Bakery open, we think the only place in the village that was open. Even both the pubs were shut... More 

2 Thank k9todd
Roslyn Heights, New York
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a beautiful and breathtaking spot as we descended down into the valley to the village of Branscombe. We were lucky to find the last available outdoor table at this lovely stone cottage, called The Old Bakery.. Coming from America, I soon realized on this WINDY, cold, but sunny day, how extremely hardy the British people are as they sat... More 

Thank giles41
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at the Old Bakery after a lovely walk along the cliffs from Branscombe to Beer & back. The walk is worth the effort once you get up to the top of the cliffs. Don't be tempted by the lower cliff walk. Just as hard work but the views not so good Anyway back to the Old Bakery.... More 

1 Thank DisprinDave11
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with young family and some friends after a walk. Lovely soup and fresh bread with great children's lunch boxes. Cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. Good cake too, especially the cadbury's chocolate tiffin.

1 Thank P H
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Quiet spot off the road with decent crab sandwiches and friendly staff. Nice walk from here down to the coast

1 Thank J2143X
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went here for a cup of tea and cake, all the cakes we had were lovely and plentiful. Cream teas were also lovely. Service was excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in Branscombe.

3 Thank Gary299
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our annual birthday lunch trip was so sad as the lovely quaint old bakery which we so look forward to visiting had been renovated and it's whole ambience ripped out. No table service, no old furniture, hardly any old bakeware. Just bland tacky flatpacked mismatched cheap tables and chairs, awful heaters and glossy emulsion not at all in keeping with... More 

3 Thank Cathy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Branscombe, Branscombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
National Trust - Part of the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge in Branscombe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?