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The Orchard Tea Garden

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Address: Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
Phone Number: 01223 551125
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Dining

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The Orchard has been one of my favorite places in the world for the past 45 years. My last visit on Sunday March 15th was disappointing, however. My overall rating 4/5 does not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter took me to this wonderful place. Range of food excellent. And great quality sat in the sun under the trees Cannot fault this place. Easy parking ten out of ten

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to The Orchard, and possibly my last. We fancied somewhere different to go for a walk one Sunday afternoon and decided upon Grantchester. The meadows are idyllic and beautiful to walk along. After a long walk we were in need of tea and cake and found The Orchard. The garden is lovely to sit in,... More 

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Leeds
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Sat in the Orchard tea rooms at 10.30am on a Sunday morning when it was sunny and it was a lovely experience. I had a pot of tea and a slice of chocolate cake which were both really nice. Great selection of teas available too and the food menu looked good too. I felt like it hadn't changed in the... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I came here many years ago and was very excited to come again. I felt that the charm was no longer there though. It was all a little too uniform and bland. We had hoped to lunch but the menu was limited and expensive. We stayed only for a drink and ate elsewhere. What a shame after so looking forward... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Cleaner tables and chairs now and very pleasant in the sun , but oh my- the miserable staff serving drinks and on the till!. Really poor customer service, if they don't want to be there get someone else in who does and can raise a smile and say please or thank-you. Sad that such a famous attraction can give an... More 

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Charles B, Owner at The Orchard Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Accurate feedback is always useful as it is enables us to improve. We have had a meeting of the staff to discuss customer service and the reports of miserable staff I have to admit to being surprised by this as I have had many other comments to the contrary and... More 

Cambridge
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Living near Grantchester I regularly visit the Orchard. Apparently because I like it. The only thing that always surprises me is that the restaurant staff doesn't really interact with its customers. I do appreciate that at busy times the work can be quite demanding, however showing a little bit of a smile when selling lovely scones and a nice pot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The description on their website makes it sounds like a idyllic, country tea room locte in a picuresque garden. The reality is this is a plastic conveyor belt cafe with a poor choice of cakes. However, this would merely have been disappointing. What mad this wors wa the general uncleanliness of the place. We watch tables being cleared with no... More 

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Charles B, Owner at The Orchard Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments, albeit a little harsh. However, feedback is always useful as it enables us to improve. We take great efforts to maintain / recreate an Edwardian style tea room, being very different to the offerings found at National Trust properties, museums or garden centres. So, to call the Orchard Tea Garden... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were staying in Cambridge for the weekend and were looking for somewhere serving great tea and cake. We were so disappointed, as there was a limited choice of drinks and cake, but worst of all, the tables and floors were really dirty. Would not go back and would not recommend!

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Charles B, Owner at The Orchard Tea Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Accurate feedback is always useful as it is enables us to improve. We are taking great effort to maintain / recreate an Edwardian style tea room, being very different to the offerings found at National Trust properties, museums or garden centres. Accordingly, the Orchard Tea Garden is not to everyone’s... More 

Solihull
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145 reviews 145 reviews
47 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Took a light lunch here recently based on TA reviews. Was not disappointed. Great location by the river about a mile out of town. Very charming "1920s" decor and ambiance. Clean, tidy, understated. Excellent BLT baguette and really good tea. Thoroughly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Orchard has been one of my favorite places in the world for the past 45 years. My last visit on Sunday March 15th was disappointing, however. My overall rating 4/5 does not reflect this visit: it would have been more like 2/5. We went there with several friends including small children (who had a very good time playing outside).... More 

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