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The Orchard Tea Garden

Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
01223 551125
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Ranked #28 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fort Bragg, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My niece and I rode bikes here from Cambridge. Nice way to get here. It was a Tuesday in November, so very quiet. It was a sunny day and we sat out in the orchard. It was very nice as we sipped our tea, ate our scones and I had my first taste of clotted cream. It was very nice.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a lovely relaxing place to sit and read the Sunday papers whilst sipping Earl Grey and eating home made sponge cake. The place reeks with atmosphere, the ghosts of Rupert Brooke 'and his gang' look down from above (I'm getting all poetic just thinking about it). This is a true jem of a place - I'm happy to... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating place to have tea/coffee...and the pink lemonade is delicious. Lovely atmosphere...deck-chairs, trees, birds...perfect for a warm day. It felt like going back in time. Make time for a walk along the river...especially if you are a fan of 'Grantchester Meadows' by Pink Floyd. Note: Car park requires a 'pay and display' ticket. Probably wouldn't recommend on a cold, wet... More 

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Athens, Greece
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After a long walk with the dogs by the canal, an Earl Grey tea with cake and cones were the best I could imagine. The place, was the meeting place of poets and writers such as E.M. Forster, Rupert Brooke, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, Augustus John, Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolf etc. A huge garden with apple trees, which you can... More 

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Haverhill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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
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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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