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The Chestnut Tree

High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
+44 1451 820474
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“scones” (67 reviews)
“rarebit” (8 reviews)
“cottage pie” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lunch order taken quite promptly by pleasant young woman and coffee and hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows came soon after - but no spoons to eat cream topping or stir sugar into very small cup of latte coffee so had to ask...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is busy little cafe in the middle of the village. It has a good lunch menu with pies, casseroles, fish, omelettes, sandwiches and jackets as well as cream teas. The staff were friendly and responsive. The food was very hot, tasty and good portions....More

Thank Allisoncsuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today for the cream teas. Absolutely delicious scones. The only thing that spoilt it for us was being inundated with wasps.

Thank Kaye D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered the cafe and was promptly ignored. A sign told us to wait by the door. A fellow customer who was leaving offered us her table and once we were east down a female member of staff cleared away the dishes. Leaving a table...More

1  Thank anthony p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to say this was the nicest food I had on my 2week holiday in England. Food was fresh and gravy to die for. I had cottage pie mmmmm. Staff friendly ,owner was a gent. Young guy with perfect manners and a passion for his...More

Thank Churchillmeadows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 27 members of an over 60s Club for a cream tea and I can highly recommend the tearoom and especially the kind and friendly staff. It was the most awful wet day, but once we got in the tearoom, the atmosphere changed and...More

Thank AnnieH172
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Forgot one of our meals. Microwaved pies are never very good. Some of the meat was very grisly. The fish cakes lacked taste. Would not come here again. Nice cup of tea.

Thank 13Regor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were well looked after with excellent service, fresh generously filled sandwiches and warm light scones with clotted cream and jam and as much tea to drink as we wanted. Not only was the service good at tea time but we were able to use...More

Thank wattrip2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit to Bourton on the Water we took afternoon tea at The Chestnut Tree. The service was excellent and the scones were out of this world so light and fluffy they melted in the mouth. Well worth a visit will be going back.

Thank LilJubb
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Very helpful staff good choice of food I had the Rabbit very good very good atmosphere even when busy on a previous visit had the cream tea which was excellent

Thank Chris F
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4 May 2017|
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Response from 625lynn | Reviewed this property |
Personally try another venue, there are lots of nice tea rooms about.
9 July 2016|
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Response from RichardC012 | Property representative |
Sorry Chrisp4112 it is a failing of the Tripadvisor system Michael P you are not comparing like for like then in your comment and it is a morning drink and cake offer i.e. finishes at midday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 820474
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Our tea Room and Licensed Bistro is located adjacent to the River Windrush in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water which has been described as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. Famous for its cream, afternoon and celebration teas along with superb breakfasts, lunches, snacks, cakes, pastries and ice creams, The Chestnut Tree looks forward to welcoming you on your next visit. During the summer you can take tea on our private lawn adjacent to the river Windrush or maybe enjoy an ice cream or seasonal fruit from our take away kiosk.
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