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The Orchard Tea Garden

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

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The Orchard has been one of my favorite places in the world for the past 45 years. My last visit on Sunday March 15th was disappointing, however. My overall rating 4/5 does not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Solihull
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took a light lunch here recently based on TA reviews. Was not disappointed. Great location by the river about a mile out of town. Very charming "1920s" decor and ambiance. Clean, tidy, understated. Excellent BLT baguette and really good tea. Thoroughly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Orchard has been one of my favorite places in the world for the past 45 years. My last visit on Sunday March 15th was disappointing, however. My overall rating 4/5 does not reflect this visit: it would have been more like 2/5. We went there with several friends including small children (who had a very good time playing outside).... More 

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice enough place, with good selection of food, but bit of a con to have to pay £3 car park charge on top. Not sure why this is.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Orchard Tea Garden is truly one of my favorite places in England, but I don't travel the way most folks do. I'm not as interested in "doing Cambridge" as in spending time seeing just what the place is, and part of what Cambridge is is The Orchard Tea Garden. Just ask Rupert Brooks or any number of students who... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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