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Bumbles Tea Room

The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
+44 1736 797977
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (22 reviews)
“toasties” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St Ives was very busy at lunchtime even at 12pm! Bumbles has some poor reviews but the lady serving was very pleasant so we gave it a try. We were pleased with our choice, our tea and food was lovely, I had a crab sandwich,...More

Thank Ian1200
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to have a cream tea as we were in St Ives. The Bumbles Tea Room was just around the corner from where we were staying. It looked like a traditional small town tea room - clean and tidy. The staff were very pleasant....More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish me and Partner had read the reviews before we went. The place looks very stereotypical, pretty and quaint. We walked in and the place was pretty busy we managed to find the last seat. We waited for roughly 20 minutes for someone to...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted somewhere for lunch, away from the crowds. Fine for lunch- basic, traditional menu (which is a good thing), reasonable prices for St. Ives. Food okay, service initially surly from the young waitress, but she cheered up after we showered her with smiles and thank...More

Thank Yolie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously doing so well they don't need your custom. Walked in and looked around for a clean table - there was nothing obvious. There was no one at the till to serve. After a few minutes a young girl arrived as we turned around she...More

Thank Hazela3288
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had walked past the tea rooms many times and decided to pop in for a cream tea. It was very average and the scones had been microwaved which made them a little soggy. Probably wouldn't return.

Thank hufri
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place has been given a fresh makeover by a new group of keen restauranteurs who have taken over from the old guard who have exited stage left. Fear not you band of hungry and thirsty people, you will not be let down by the...More

Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have eaten here a few times, in 2014/15, & although a little slow with service, the cream tea was good, as was the toasted sandwiches we had, but last September we found the staff a little offhand, didn't seem interested in the fact that...More

Thank Nonamedisplayed
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped for a drink and a bite to eat mid afternoon. Nothing wrong with the place, but nothing great either. The competition is much better, and that's why they are always full. Would I go back? Only if other places were packed.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our group of four stopped in for drinks and a snack. Two of our group had some very average scones which clearly weren't home baked, but had instead come from some supermarkets own brand range. A tuna sandwich was okay but for the bread which,...More

Thank April K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797977
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