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“Lovely little find on a Sunday afternoon”

Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms & Heritage Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ridgmont
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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 play area with sandpit, water play and a few other bits that kept out 4 year old entertained whilst we had a quiet cup of tea.

We will be back. Thanks again!

Thank John W
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

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
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 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 large assortment of homemade sandwiches, mini-quiches and sausage rolls. This was followed by delicious scones with jam and cream, chocolate brownies, and chocolate dipped strawberries.
We all had pots of tea with unlimited refills.
The restaurant was air-conditioned which was essential as our visit was on one of the hottest days of the year. (So far anyway!)
Shona and her team were friendly and efficient without being intrusive in any way.
All in all, we had a really relaxing afternoon with delicious food and excellent service in this delightful tea room. And all for £16.95pp.
Thank you so much, we'll recommend to friends and will definitely re-visit.

Thank Marie S
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Shona S, Owner at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

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

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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 up enjoying a salad, finished off with a gorgeous scone with jam and cream. The food was nice, and enhanced by the atmosphere of an old station building.

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Thank John B
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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 again soon!

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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
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