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Mother Meldrums Tea Room & Garden

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Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
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Truro, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very picturescue building and garden but the welcome was sadly lacking The board outside lured us in advertising their "rocky" scone cream teas. We were served by someone who did not appear to be happy in her job. The pot of tea, cups saucers,jam,cream and very dry scones were left on the counter without a smile or instruction that the... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a long walk with our dog last week from Lynton to the Valley of the Rocks. Around lunchtime we were starting to panic as we were hungry and hadn't come across any pubs or cafes, then we spotted Mother Meldrums in the distance. The café is in a idyllic spot with a pretty garden. There was a... More 

Thank Carole B
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a cup of tea and a (rather large) slice of cherry pie. This is a really good place to visit. All the facilities that we needed together with lovely food that really did seem to be "Home Cooked"

Thank erick273
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found by chance on a walk. Only stayed for tea/coffee and a snack, but all was very good and the range of other food appeared to be extensive and looked great. Very pleasant staff too. We sat in the beautiful garden over-looking the Valley of the Rocks. Will return if only to try the pies which looked wonderful.

Thank Mike W
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous cream tea. Generous helpings. Lots of other delicious things we could have had to eat. Very friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere and stunning setting. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank EnidandIan
Devon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food here is plentiful - the chips (fries) are to die for! I have re-visited several times and had everything from ham/egg/chips to Ploughmans and salads. All has been fresh, well presented and cooked. Parties can be catered for if booked in advance (ours was 14 people). Don't expect fast food, this is English-not-pre-prepped at its best.

Thank Renee B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A fantastic welcome for walkers - we were lucky to sit outside in glorious sunshine on two occasions whilst on our circular walks in the area. We drank tea and ate delicious cakes - the lemon drizzle cake was just adorable. The service friendly and efficient. The walled garden an oasis amongst the bleakness at The Valley of the Rocks... More 

Thank Renos M
Newbury, England
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As you walk in, all the lovely cakes and other bakes are there for you to see. We opted for the Clotted Cream Tea. This comprised a large bowl filled with scoops of very thick Clotted cream, another filled with home-made Jam, and two very large scones each.The art of proper scone baking is generally lost, but is still alive... More 

Thank Fangthewonderdog
Truro, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We called into Mother Meldrums yesterday and found the cafe to be very expensive and in dire need of refurbishment, due to the cold wind the garden was out so all patrons crammed themselves into the back room. This room seem to lack direction, it's neither cosy or comfortable, the tables are far too being fro the room and navigating... More 

Thank regiment888
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Popped in for lunch. Their food is fabulous; nothing fancy but simple, delicious, homemade meals. We had a wonderful lasagne, just like my mum used to make!

Thank Dave M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
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Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
Beautiful location and gardens in The Valley of the Rocks Lynton offering Great lunches home made cakes & deserts cream teas and excellent Tea and coffee

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