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Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms & Heritage Centre

Station Road | Ridgmont Railway Station, Ridgmont MK43 0XP, England
+44 7512 619162
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (32 reviews)
“cream and jam” (7 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Station Road | Ridgmont Railway Station, Ridgmont MK43 0XP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here whilst our friends visited a doggie hydrotherapy session up the road. The hostess was lovely. We had a lovely cup of tea and cake. The rooms are beautiful and air conditioned in this heat - heaven. Outside there is a little...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Need to book, not cheap, but fun. Small museum which is a bonus. Easy to get to by train, but parking avaiable.

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a group of 9 for a leaving do. We requested a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea, (more savoury items and fewer cakes). This wasn't a menu that was advertised but Shona from the Tea Rooms was happy to accommodate us. We were treated to a...More

Thank Marie S
Shona S, Owner at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Was a pleasure having you! May just add "Gentleman's Afternoon Tea " to my menu now. Thankyou and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest regards Shona

Reviewed 8 July 2018

We were driving down the M1 from Yorkshire to Kent, and needed a lunchtime break. Not being fond of service stations, we turned off around Woburn, and saw a lovely old station at a level crossing. We realised there was a tea room, and ended...More

Thank John B
andywebby, Public Relations Manager at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Goodness - you were off the beaten track when you noticed us! Chance is a wonderful thing when it turns out well! But so glad you did turn off and many thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We booked this tea room on spec and were not disappointed- everything lovely - clean - not over fussy - lovely vegetarian option. Highly recommend for a traditional afternoon tea - even got updates on the train service when there was a problem !

Thank Reemab_12
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Quite a standard and limited menu. Sandwiches were good and nice to have a gluten free option. No drinks menu but tea was good and nice selection of juices. No gluten free dessert option though as not being delivered until tomorrow. Lemon and blueberry cake...More

Thank 64janineh
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely treat! Took my family for afternoon tea and it was delicious. The service was impeccable and the food even better. I had prebooked and all my requirements were met. We all wanted plain scones and some kid friendly sandwiches and it ticked...More

1  Thank NFountain01
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Myself and a friend had lunch there today, first time for her but about my 6th visit . Our lunch was superb home made goats cheese and red pepper quiche with new potatoes accompanied by a pot of tea for two. The lunch was first...More

Thank _cathyeverett01
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Visited the Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms and Heritage Centre on June 5th. We booked our table but found early afternoon we were on our own, a pity really because the centre has so much to offer, mind you I understand lunch times can be busy....More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I booked afternoon tea for my parents’ wedding anniversary, they have not been before but I have a couple of years ago. As it was mid-week, the tea rooms were quiet and we could choose our table. The room is nicely decorated with beautiful tea-sets...More

Thank Julie B
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Questions & Answers
Lisa D
22 June 2018|
Response from Shona S | Property representative |
Hi There thanks for your question. Gluten free options for afternoon tea are gluten free bread for the sandwiches....Gluten free scones . Falafel instead of mini quiches and gluten free alternatives to the chocolate brownies... More
terry c
4 February 2018|
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Response from Buddapies | Reviewed this property |
Hi Me too, sorry for the Very Late response. You don't have to book, there was plenty of spaces when we visited for ad hoc visitors. I hope you enjoyed your visit.
20 April 2017|
Response from andywebby | Property representative |
Hello Eve and thank you for your question and your interest in visiting the Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre. We do have three steps at the entrance to building but we have a staff-operated wheelchair lift that is capable... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Ridgmont Railway Station, Ridgmont MK43 0XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Ridgmont
  • Phone Number: +44 7512 619162
  • E-mail
Delightful Tea Room - situated in the former Victorian (1846) Ridgmont Railway Station building, with its distinctive Cottage Orné Gothic architecture. Menu currently offers soups, jacket potatoes, freshly made sandwiches, toasted paninis, plus our cakes and cream teas as available. Ask about the special occasion cream tea available to book. Not open Mondays. ESSENTIAL TO BOOK TEA ROOM RESERVATION IN ADVANCE AT WEEKENDS. Last orders for hot food 15:00. The Tea Rooms are located in the same building as a small Heritage Centre run by volunteers (closed Sundays and Mondays). A small gift shop sells railway themed books - both new and pre-read, toys, and a small but changing selection of new and 'used but good' 00, O and G scale model railway items. The former booking office is being restored and is open (with the gift shop) to visitors when volunteers are available. The main car park is situated on other side of the railway line, but we also benefit from an hourly train service from Bedford and Bletchley, as well as other stations on the Marston Vale line - built by Robert Stephenson and described by author Colin Garratt as one of "The Great Train Journeys of the World". Please note there is no Sunday train service unless a special event service arranged - see local press for details. It's advisable to phone ahead for availability.
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