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

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Fun outing from Cambridge

A short cab ride or a long walk along the river away from Cambridge. Had no idea of the historic and cultural connections until we got there--an added bonus to have tea where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
RuthAnn R
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Edmonton, Canada
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Frankfurt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have been here a number of times over the years and it remains one of my very favourite outdoor foodie experiences. After 100+ years in business, The Orchard still remains enormously popular. After ordering a light lunch (11am - 3pm) or refreshments (summer 9:30 - 5) and their very delicious scones (plain, raison or cheese), find a table with... More 

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England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited Grantchester and enjoyed a great meadow/riverside walk before going to the Orchard tea rooms/gardens. Nice choice of fresh scones/cakes etc. Pretty garden with nice deck chairs and tables (there are tables inside for cooler/et days). Couldn't put my finger on it but wasn't comfortable here. I don't think I've feet seen so many 'customer notices' pinned up in a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A short cab ride or a long walk along the river away from Cambridge. Had no idea of the historic and cultural connections until we got there--an added bonus to have tea where Virginia Woolf once did. Lovely location (though it was raining while we were there, we did stroll through the orchard and out via public footpath to the... More 

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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

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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

On 24th February 2015 the Food Standard Agency gave the Orchard Tea Garden a 5 Star food hygiene rating. On the basis of this I will allow others to question your motive for writing such a negative review and whether, based upon this additional information, it was both balanced and fairly made. http://ratings.food.gov.uk Orchard Tea Garden CB3 9ND More 

Leeds
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 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 

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