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The Orchard Tea Garden

Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
01223 845 788
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Ranked #18 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Dining
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We rented bikes and rode to this tea spot for a late lunch. Plan on a long line for food, and a scramble for seating, but then sit back and relax in the sun - or shade. Absolutely perfect.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Wow, such a list of people who have been here we wanted to kiss the ground! Beautifully atmospheric and quirky. We sat in the garden on a chilly afternoon, when it was quite busy, but thought the inside of the building was lovely - there was no-one in there. Deckchairs are not the most comfortable of seats but so quintessentially... More

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Bury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Came here with my mum for an afternoon tea. The queue was out the door which was a bit off putting as I was trying to fit it into my lunch hour. I've never been before so i had no idea if you could pay on card or what you had to do once you got to the front of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely walk from Cambridge via nature reserve, few streets with houses and then concrete path along the river through Grantchester Meadows. Walk through the Orchard to the cricket club style café - not very welcoming arrival with lots of negative signage. Staff also quite surly and it was a case of signs telling you where to find the clotted cream... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

a little bit of old england, a perfect sunny afternoon stop on a bike ride. lounge in the gardens get lost in dreams of Byron and the romantics, oh and the cream scones are great too. so my friend who can et them tells me!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you can't sit outside (if weather is bad, etc) don't bother going. There are very few tables inside and the whole ambiance indoors is quite dreary. The last time I was there a table was taken up by a lady loudly talking to an IT consultant about their admin & bookkeeping software problems. No drinks or food on their... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I walked here today from Mill Road in Cambridge. It is a lovely little place with lots of tables outside which were a godsend given the glorious sunshine we enjoyed! Staff were friendly, the scones were to die for and the free info booklets with some info on the tea room's history were a nice touch. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Orchard is at its best in the summer when you sit outside under the apple and pear trees. If you visit Cambridge and not constrained by pressing time, it's a must visit. Don't even need a car to get there: the walk along the river from Newnham to Grantchester is another great activity, takes less than an hour.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Tourist bus goes there but you need a car. It's near the American cemetery make it one visit. It's where orchard apple made.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I love everything about the Orchard Tea Room, the setting the lovely experience of sitting enjoying tea and cake in an old orchard on old fashioned deck chairs , the lovely food the scones are awesome! Also the history of the place with the ghosts of Rupert Brooke and Virginia Wolfe to name a few. Like stepping back in time... More

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