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Lee Abbey Tea Cottage

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Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Late summer idyll

We walked here from Lynton in continuance of an earlier walk to the delightful Watersmeet NT tearooms on bank holiday Monday. Our friends who had formerly worked on the Lee Abbey community were helping out on this busy weekend but took time out for a well deserved break. Tea and coffee were served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
ChrisC46
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We walked here from Lynton in continuance of an earlier walk to the delightful Watersmeet NT tearooms on bank holiday Monday. Our friends who had formerly worked on the Lee Abbey community were helping out on this busy weekend but took time out for a well deserved break. Tea and coffee were served in the delightful gardens, a true oasis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Possibly the best tea room in lynton/lynmouth. Not only is the food and drink incredible the people that work there are extremely kind and are a pleasure to talk to. We went there three days in a row and each day the food was brilliant. There is a selection of homemade cakes which are different each day so we didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The other reviewers have covered it already, great setting, food, service and location, will be going back again.

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1 Thank SuperJellyBob
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Had two lovely trips to this tea cottage last week. Delicious food, cakes to rival Great British Bake Off, lovely service, toys for little children and a beautiful garden with lots of little hideaways in it. highly recommended!

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1 Thank NikkiKuhrt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Really friendly staff. Perfect setting. Beautiful gardens. Had Devon ploughmans with 3 west country cheeses and a Devon cream tea. Really tasty fruit scones with a hint of orange. Gorgeous. Have visited three times now, the best recommendation.

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1 Thank Debbie C
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

After a visit to the beach, we needed some refreshments before the trek back up the hill to our campsite, so stopped in here for some lunch. The whole place is so lovely, with a beautiful garden, full of winding paths, flowers and greenery, with tables dotted around, tucked amongst the trees and plants, each with a little vase or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

what a little gem hidden away its like a little fairy garden all the little table and chairs among beautiful flowers and trees such lovely little touches like jars of flowers on the tables fresh cottage garden flowers and the best cream tea we have ever had the service was excellent a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great cakes, nice coffee and tea - and in probably one of the most beautiful settings you could imagine for a cafe. On a sunny day, to sit in a perfect English country garden and be served tea and scones - well, it doesn't really get better than that...

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Aldridge, West Mids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have visited here several times. The walk/drive down to it from Valley of the Rocks is a delight. It is at it's best when the sun is shining. The tables are dotted around the quaint garden in a higgledy piggledy way. The menu is on the table and on the chalkboard by the hut where you order your food,... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Lee Abbey Tea Cottage is a delight. We had been past a few times during our holiday but somehow never made it through the door. On our last day we made a special effort to visit, and it was well worth delaying our drive home. The gardens were beautiful, the staff were extremely friendly, the cakes were delicious and... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton

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  • Cuisine: British

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