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The Almshouse Tea Shop

The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
+44 1934 733720
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“scones” (26 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
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British, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped off here on a cycle along the Strawberry Line. Lovely cake and coffee. The breakfasts looked great so we have decided to return on another occasion. Sat outside in a quaint little courtyard.

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for breakfast while visiting Cheddar Gorge. Really friendly staff and lovely breakfast with lots of choice including vegetarian option. Real value for money. Will definately f=return next time im in the area

1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for some lunch and we managed to get a seat easily. You can eat outside and upstairs too. I had a lovely cup of tea and hubby had a mocha, also very good. We both went for the specials and had the falafel,...More

1  Thank KatyandPeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a late breakfast due to us having a disastrous stay in a nearby hotel and are so glad we did. This is a very quaint little tea room with lots of different areas for sitting. We went upstairs where you need...More

1  Thank gebs14
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I visited this tea rooms with family and they are very accommodating. As we had a young baby we sat downstairs but there is seating on the upper floor. Food is excellent quality and very good service. I particularly like the crafts they also have...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Ax bridge then please pop in here. Great service and brilliant food I had the cheddar ploughman and it was very tasty

2  Thank NT52
Nicky F, Manager at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are all so glad that you enjoyed your ploughman's lunch and service here at The Almshouse. We look forward to another visit from you, if you are ever visiting Axbridge again :)

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Whilst waling The Strawberry Line we stopped in Axbridge and discovered The Almshouse Tea Shop. We had a good rest with excellent tea, coffee, cakes, etc and they are dog friendly.. They do a really good range of gluten free cakes for those who need...More

1  Thank David L
Nicky F, Manager at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We are so pleased that you found us on your long walk along the strawberry line. We endeavour to have a selection of gluten free cakes available to our guests often including gluten free brownies, banana loaf or alike. We look forward to another visit...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were riding the Strawberry Line and fancied a cup of tea. We made an excellent choice. Seating is all over the place. downstairs, upstairs and a few outside. As it was a nice day we went outside. You need to see it for yourselves...More

1  Thank 55drolfe
Nicky F, Manager at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We are so pleased that you thought your decision to choose us was excellent! We have a small courtyard and we are often busy, so please do just give us a call and book a table if you would like to enjoy another cup of...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We walked around the Cheddar reservoir then into Axbridge to find this charming tea shop. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was absolutely excellent. Freshly cooked to perfection. It's also very dog friendly - they even brought a sausage for our dog !! Can't...More

1  Thank AstronomerPaul
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Many thanks for your lovely comments - we are so glad both you and your dog enjoyed the food here at the Almshouse. Please do visit again if you are ever in Axbridge, you must try our homemade cakes and scones!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a cosy building, with friendly staff and a good menu. Great for lunch or just coffee. Love their halloumi salad. Dogs welcome.

1  Thank sinead489
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and loved the halloumi salad. You are correct, dogs are more than welcome here at The Almshouse. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Howarth S
8 October 2016|
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Response from HelmarkCardiff | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is more of a tea room, than a restaurant, but they do accommodate veggie options, such as cheese toasties etc...I dont think they do Sunday lunches...sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Axbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 733720
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Our small, family run business is set in an original 15th Century Almshouse which is full of character and atmosphere. It is a relaxing place to enjoy everything from a simple cuppa to breakfast, through lunch to afternoon tea. During fair weather our secluded courtyard garden is a must see and now with seating available in The Square it is a wonderful spot to watch the world go by. The small town of Axbridge is found at the foot of The Mendip Hills at the edge of the Somerset Levels. It is just two miles from the much better known village of Cheddar with it's famous Gorge, cheese and caves. Axbridge is particularly popular with walkers & cyclists as The Strawberry Line runs through it's Medieval Square and we are dog and child friendly.
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