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The Old Mill Tea Rooms

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23 Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PD, England
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been coming to the old mill tea room for over 12 years every summer. They always had large home made scones (three varieties) with clotted cream and loose leaf tea . All fresh and superb quality and not too expensive. Two years ago I went in August with six family members expecting the usual high standards. What we... More 

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Thank Chris H
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went to this tearoom today yet again high prices and low quality of food,scone small and doughy quiche small and salad poor.Well this will be the last time we go into a tearoom in Devon poor quality and it cost us over £16 we could have got a full dinner for that price in a local pub. Very disappointed but... More 

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Thank Patricia K
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little tea room with a working water mill. We all had a Devon cream tea, rude not too really!! It was absolutely delicious, presented beautifully with nice pretty tea cups etc. Lovely staff who are very friendly and very welcoming. Would highly recommend popping in this lovely tea room if you are visiting Darkish and definitely recommend there cream... More 

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Thank Carolyn J
hereford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A regular stop off on route home to sample their excellent cream tea. Lovely big pot of tea with homemade scones & plenty of jam & cream. Friendly little place with great staff & even better if the weather is nice & you can sit in the courtyard next to the watermill

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Thank helenyazor
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Old Mill Tea Rooms is a must for those people strolling around the town of Dawlish. The service was good, the Mill wheel is being restored, and the history behind it is quite outstanding. Altogether a very good experience

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Thank matthewharris2015
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

it is a pleasant enough place but we waited a age for our order to be brought{and they were not busy} we ordered 5 sandwiches which were so basic nothing wrong with the food but wait too long food very basic and not worth what they charge

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Thank 13carole13
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went to eat here a week or so ago on a Thursday lunch time. The sun was out so we took advantage of it and sat in the outdoor seating area next to the water mill wheel at the side of the tearooms. We'd gone to meet up with family who had been to this place a few times... More 

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Thank Becky8oo
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Popped in for a quick cuppa and were pleasantly surprised. It was very olde worldy inside with a country house feel and very quirky. We had a latte which was lovely and the biggest toasted tea cake ever which was delicious. Staff were very friendly and we were served promptly and politely. There was plenty of choice on the menu... More 

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Thank Jan C
Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We highly recommend the Old Mill Tea Room the quality of the food and drink and the very high standards of cheerful helpful service made our visit. All at a very sensible price. The Mill wheel actually works. The tea rooms are on the right of the river looking towards the sea. The river is inhabited by some wonderful colourful... More 

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Thank Peter M
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We visit Dawlish regularly and have enjoyed lunch here on several occasions but we will not eat here again. We wanted four bowls of soup. We heard 'do we have enough?' But nothing was said to us. The soup was served but very watery and tasteless. Not good practice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: 2379

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?