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Lee Abbey Tea Cottage

Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #4 of 21 restaurants in Lynton
Cuisines: English
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited last year and had a fabulous cream tea in a beautiful garden and the scones especially were exquisite; light, airy and delicious. We returned this weekend and think a different recipe must be being used. They were heavy dry and tasteless and left me with some indigestion! Also, the jam was not as good and far too small... More

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Discovered this hidden gem by accident seriously friendly and great coffee for a change and yes a limited menu but made up with the location charm and beautiful gardens strongly recommended for a brief stop PS genuine Welsh cakes and my better half should know !

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A beautiful garden in a gorgeous setting of the Lee Valley, this is the perfect place for a cream tea ! I went twice in August 2013, and on the 2nd visit bought an equally delicious strawberry and custard tart. The cottage sells wholesome, organic and fairly traded food at a reasonable prices. The service at the counter and the... More

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Exeter
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Staying locally at a campsite we decided on a circular walk which included Lee Bay. We very happily stumbled upon Lee Abbey Tea Gardens on our walk, which was a delight. The service is a bit hit and miss, the UK and international staff are from nearby Lee Abbey a christian holiday centre / retreat. We both had a cheese... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tea was nice after a full days walking. Beautiful place to sit and eat lovely good cooking and jams. Lovely garden and some areas protected from the sun.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Beautiful garden to sit in, particularly on a boiling hot day after strenuous walk over South Cliff. Cheerful attentive staff, even if we ended up with two cheese scones, when we had only ordered one, but that was no hardship!

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England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We met friends for lunch at the Tea Cottage. Not only is the garden picture perfect, but the food is excellent too. We had a choice of seating inside or around the garden. Some tables were in the sun and some in the shade, so a choice for all. The menu was clearly homemade food, and the beef for the... More

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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Myself and my fiancee stumbled across this lovely tea cottage on our way back to Lynton after spending some time at Woody bay. The staff were very polite and friendly and the service was brilliant. We only had a light snack, my fiancee had a Cream Tea and I had one of the ice creams. Both were very nice, so... More

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Helston, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This cafe' is set in wonderful gardens with seating set in little dells! The food, particularly the cream teas are wonderful(nearly as good as the Cornish ) and to sit enjoying one of these surrounded by stunning plants and heavenly scents with the tinkle from the nearby brook is a memorable experience. You must go if visiting the area and... More

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Paignton
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Lots of outside seating, well spread out so that you don't feel crowded by other people, plus some inside seating for cold or rainy days, next to the Fairtrade shop. Lovely cakes, including gluten free options and clotted cream! Tasty soups, again with gluten free bread available if needed. Disabled parking for 2 or 3 cars close by, plus larger... More

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