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The Tea Garden

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No.8 St james's Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here one day last week for a Devonshire cream tea. The weather was lovely so we sat outside in a pretty garden. The young girls who served us were delightful. Very pleasant and polite. The cream tea was the best we've had. There is a choice of one or two scones and fruit or plain. We each chose... More 

Thank SMC0904
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited here with our dog and son every year for the last 9 years and can't fault it. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is good with generous portions.

Thank Puppaccino
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting my hometown with my mum for the first time in several years we thought that The Tea Room had great surroundings. Since chemotherapy for breast cancer last year, I have been gluten free - there are gluten free options here, so it was wonderful to be able to enjoy a cream tea. The cream tea itself was lovely -... More 

1 Thank Bev240863
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The inside isn't as lovely as outside of the Tea Garden, (although there's also nothing wrong with it) but the outside looks very appealing! We sat outside, under a lovely large umbrella, and the garden is well looked after, and was a lovely setting for our first Devonshire cream tea. We had a few while we were in devon, but... More 

1 Thank Hevjones
Exeter, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

You've got to try the local crab when in Ilfracombe and there is now better place for fresh crab sandwiches than here. Love setting inside and out, friendly staff who adore dogs - it was biscuits all round whilst we were there!

Thank Amythystangel
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Best cream tea I've ever had , First class service , Super fast food ' A proper tea room A must visit A menu with lots and lots to choose from

Thank mike u
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I came here a few years ago and when I returned it was just how I remembered! Lovely friendly staff - the daughter of the owner is absolutely lovely ! Have had sandwiches here, cream teas and cake all on different visits and every time the food has been delicious!

Thank mccolyer
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Called in needing a quick lunch. Couldnt fault the place. Quick efficient service and the tuna/mayo sandwich came in lovely fresh bread and was supplied with a good quantity of good quality salad. Would certainly return when next in the area.

Thank fsharpminor
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a lovely little place, had cover outside with a small roof and large umbrellas covering other tables if it rained. We had the devon cream tea, scones, fresh cream and strawberry jam. A pot of tea included, it was reasonably priced and would definitely go there again..

Thank Carol L
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great food at really good prices, the crab was fresher than from the fishmongers 'off the boat'. Perfect place for lunch.

Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.8 St james's Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe

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