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Address: Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
Phone Number: 01223 551125
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Iconic tea garden

Sit outside on the deck chairs and enjoy a cup of tea and maybe a cake or light lunch. It is a charming place with quite a bit of history - so look round the museum

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

i find it odd that anyone would want to go to the place. It's supposedly a tea room, but it's a canteen (you have trays and queue up for food like at school or work!) but in a stunning setting. If it wasn't for the history of this place and the beautiful setting it would have shut years ago. Totally... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We hadn't expected a charge of £3 before we'd even properly set foot in the place. We arrived at just a touch after noon thinking we were nice and early. There was already a very long queue that wasn't moving anywhere. Lack of staff meant we didn't move for over twenty minutes. I left my husband in the queue to... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited Grantchester because of the James Runcie books and television show. The Orchard was lovely. After tea and scones and Victoria sponge at a little table under the trees, we walked down to the river and Grantchester Meadows. It is infinitely peaceful and a thrill for fans of Grantchester. As we only had the day in Cambridge, we took... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Decided to make a visit to the Tea Gardens after a lovely afternoon punting on the river in Cambridge, First of all had to find change for the car park (£3.00) but you get £1.50 back when you purchase from the Tea room, The queue for the Tea Room was out the door & didn't seem to move very quickly,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If there is one thing you can rely on with the English, it is coming up with unique ideas and processes, but invariably fail quite miserably in their actual delivery. Whether it be sports, science, art, history, even the English language itself, the English have given the world so much, but seem invariably to miss the mark at home. So... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lengthy review. The Orchard Tea Garden came under new management last year when Robin Callan, who purchased the Orchard Tea Garden to save it from re-development, died. He was very unwell for some years and as a result had not invested in the place as he liked it just as it was. Over the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't know why people like this place. It is covered in signs of don't do this and do that. Feels like you are back in school. Prices are expensive and to charge for parking when you are in the middle of nowhere is just quite frankly greedy. The setting is beautiful but the controlling owners give no thought to showing... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments. It is very kind of you to take the time to add to the sum of human knowledge. I am sure you feel mankind is better placed as a result of your efforts. It is such a shame that you did not report what food you ordered and found tasteless as without specifics... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A lovely relaxing taste of old England. A must to visit for afternoon tea and scones and a variety of food on the menu, set in a lovely orchard, sitting in deck chairs. A true gem.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sit outside on the deck chairs and enjoy a cup of tea and maybe a cake or light lunch. It is a charming place with quite a bit of history - so look round the museum

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Hired some bikes from Cambridge and cycled out to the tea gardens on a nice day. Gorgeous and relaxing in the hammock chairs - sipping tea and eating scones. Quintessential British experience!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Been around for years and is a bit of a Cambridge must do. They do very good cakes and sandwiches but this is extremely popular here so be prepared to queue up to get your tea, coffee, cakes etc as the line tends to queue out the door. When the sun is out this place gets swamped with people and... More 

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Address: Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
Phone Number: 01223 551125
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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