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1959 Tea Rooms

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1 King Street, South Molton EX36 3BL, England
+44 769572950
10:00 - 16:00
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South Molton, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poached eggs on granary toast with side of back bacon washed down with large cup of coffee. Delicious! Friendly service and tasty food. Recommend and will definitely return.

Thank Dejunkdiva
West Sussex
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visit South Molton every year and each time we pop into this tearoom because the food is SO GOOD! On the last visit it was a particularly cold day so me and my husband had homemade cauliflower cheese served with thick, doorstep crusty bread. Boy did it hit the spot! If you fancy a naughty treat have the large... More 

Thank 440Sunny
Burton On Trent
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a light lunch, we had a proper ham salad & Broccoli Soup, the salad was great with thick cut ham, coleslaw, chutney, lots of salad and really fresh granary bread. The soup was homemade & came with the same lovely bread. 2 cappuccinos, a large piece of Bakewell Tart - less than £20... You can't go wrong.... More 

Thank Mad_Dog99
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A delightful old fashioned cafe. Very quaint place with old China. We had scones and cakes with tea and coffee. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Johntrombone
Umberleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We live 15 minutes away in Chittlehamholt and thought we'd try somewhere new for Coffee this Saturday. Good decision! Warm welcome, huge and delicious toasted tea cake with lashings of butter and jam. Excellent coffee and a superb hot chocolate for my husband. This will be the first of many visits on market days!

1 Thank Linda P
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

First things first, we were welcomed and the dogs were provided with a fresh bowl of water. Our orders were then taken and we were served with lovely, home cooked food. We only had cake on this occasion bt it was well worth the visit. The latte and fruit flavoured tea was fresh and hot. We loved this little place... More 

Thank hutchinsonsusan2
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

After a 2 week holiday at nearby Venn Farm we needed somewhere for a hearty breakfast before setting off home. Frankly, the 1959 Tea Rooms did not look a lot from outside, but as soon as we stepped inside and were offered seats for all six of us, we were treated to friendly service and delicious food. Our 4 children... More 

Thank Sean T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stayed just outside of South Molton for a week..and sadly, only found this place on the last day..run by two lovely ladies who are very nice with all the customers, We had breakfast there and everything was fresh and you could smell the home cooked food that they were preparing for later in the day. We would recommend this place... More 

Thank jake4464
South Molton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Visited a few times now, firstly for breakfast which was by far the best breakfast we have ever tasted, not greasy or oily and cooked fresh! Lovely range of teas also, we went again for lunch and took my nan who is incredibly fussy and I have never seen her eat so much or enjoy her food, I had a... More 

Thank Kirsty P
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

3 of us went for lunch to this quirky cafe in South Molton. Decent food and service and prices and I think the 2 sisters who run it can be proud of their business! The menu was just perhaps a little limited, even within the confines of a 1959 themed experience, but I am sure that can be developed!

Thank David A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 King Street, South Molton EX36 3BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  South Molton
  • Phone Number: +44 769572950

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