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The Orchard Tea Garden

Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
01223 551125
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Ranked #28 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Dining
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After a session of punting on the Cam, we headed out of the city to Grantchester to take afternoon tea. The orchard here is a delight and was a lot bigger than we'd imagined. We had no trouble finding a table beneath the apple & pear trees. We took a light lunch and a cream tea to follow. The food... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited today after being away from Cambridge for a year, much has changed and none of it for the better. Hefty car park charges, mediocre but very expensive food (and awful, weak coffee), but worst of all, the little museum with all those wonderful photos, letters, press cuttings, is now closed. The rooms on the ends of the building now... More

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

Thank you for posting your review. Like you, we are saddened by the fact that the Rupert Brooke Museum is temporarily shut, particularly in this the 100th anniversary of World War 1. Perhaps I might put the issue you raise into some context. Hopefully, this will enable you to reflect on whether the sarcasm of your words were entirely appropriate.... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I returned to The Orchard after a break of three years. I thought the notice about the car parking fees was inappropriate. The cream tea was poor- a plastic container of cream and a pot of jam, a bit more effort required please! The tea pot lid was hanging off. Slow service at the counter but lots of staff, one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Orchard is better than average as the cakes and light meals on offer are quite decent, nothing to rave about, and not all that cheap. But there can't be a more pleasant way to spend a sunny afternoon in Cambridge than in a deckchair amongst ancient apple trees, in a quaint countryside village. I wish there were more places... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I drove from the West Midlands to meet a friend who had travelled from Great Yarmouth. We thought we'd have a nice afternoon tea together. We stayed about 5 minutes. The tables were filthy and sticky, the deck chairs were old, battered and worn. We found a table with plastic chairs as both my friend and myself have slight mobility... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having taken Australian friends to visit this famous attraction on 14th July, how disappointing it was to find that it had available neither tea, nor for that matter, any other hot drinks. There was no notice of this when we paid the car parking fee of £3. Not a good advertisement of our overseas visitors!

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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited a couple of times recently after a long gap. The first time I wasn't too impressed with the deck chairs as they were really grotty. Found some newer cleaner ones the second time. The Orchard is really relaxing and the perfect place to take a book or newspaper or just people watch. A must if you have foreign guests... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

i took my visiting relatives on friday 4th july as a special treat. i was suprised by parking charges even for disabled as my mother in law is age 84 and registered blind with limited mobility parking else where was not an option. we arrived early so no long queues however i found the cost of food and drink very... More

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stansted montfitchett
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

what they say about good tea, you keep going back...great atmosphere here, good food, and always busy, actually in Grantchester, difficult parking, and not the best of flat ground for wheelchair, but a delightful tea room...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to the Orchard Tea Garden to meet friends punting from Cambridge. We queued for an age to be rewarded by a pot of tea made with hot, but not boiling, water. Great! When we got to the front of the queue we were astonished to see six staff, of whom four were doing nothing but standing there looking... More

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