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The Orchard Tea Garden

Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
01223 551125
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Ranked #30 of 108 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Dining
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I've lived in the area for over 21 years, and finally got round to walking the length of Grantchester meadows. On our return we thought we'd treat ourselves to tea and cake. We accessed the building from the wrong end and had trouble finding the serving area. The tables at the far end of the pavilion with a nice view... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great place for afternoon tea. Recommended to visit in summer sunny days. Garden with apple trees is really wonderful. Perfect for relaxing in the morning or in the afternoon with a cup of tea and some sweets.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We didn't see this lovely tea garden at its best as the weather was rather wet. The afternoon tea and scones were however delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The orchard is a lovely rural cafe in a famous village, but despite a sunny afternoon and lots of visitors there was still plenty of space on the distinctive green deckchairs for everyone in our large party to have a seat and lovely cream tea! Their scones are a signature bake although other things are available! It is quaint, old... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The tearooms and orchard have expanded greatly from its charming origins and is now run by a charitable trust, and is commercialised. The deckchairs under the trees are still there but there has been a great increase in the infrastructure including a car park for which a charge is made. The tea and food were good, but highly priced for... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The garden is lovely to sit in (so long as you don't mind wasps) but I think the food is overpriced and a bit average. It is a bit stuck in a timewarp (they don't do any posh coffee) and I think I make better scones at home. I was a bit disappointed with this place and I don't think... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

nice and peaceful to sit in the sun not to far from anstey hall a good walk food is good not cheep apples a very good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When I first visited a few years ago I thought it was Lovley, very relaxing but.... After going back this year personally I think it's the sort of place that once visited you Dnt nessersarily get that same feeling again! Staff are like robots could do with smiling a bit more especially as the food is so over priced! Also... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've come here a number of times over the years and never leave disappointed. I've always walked from Cambridge (lovely 30min walk along the canal) or caught a bus, so I can't comment on the introduced parking charges. The scones are generally quite good, on this occasion the tea was luke warm, never had this before! That disappointment aside, it's... More

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Bishops Stortford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was my first visit to The Orchard.Had read many views on here,but,went open-minded.We parked the car along the road so had no car parking charges.(The car park was nearly empty).My daughter and I had scones and tea.Scones were fine,albeit cold and being able to sit in the garden was lovely.(I personally think the grass needed a cut.). To me... More

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