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Lee Abbey Tea Cottage

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Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very welcome refreshments on the coastal path walk.

Beautiful little oasis along the south west coast path. Great service and the food and drink were mainly of good quality and fairly priced. Most was fair trade. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only criticism was that we all found the coffee to be very weak.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Davewm
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Wolverhampton.UK
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Wolverhampton.UK
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167 reviews 167 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful little oasis along the south west coast path. Great service and the food and drink were mainly of good quality and fairly priced. Most was fair trade. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only criticism was that we all found the coffee to be very weak.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Tea and a range if excellent home made cakes served by friendly staff in a delightful tranquil garden setting. Bara brith and butter! They also do light lunches. Could have sat there happily for hours but my husband forced me to get up and start walking up hills

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Somerset
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36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was set in a wooded valley above the bay in lovely garden with tables set under trees, each with fresh garden flowers on the tables. The cakes were homemade and delicious. The tea and milk provided was generous so you could really enjoy a drink. Served with bone china tea cups. Parking for disabled is very near but the... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having visited the Valley of the Rocks we came upon this charming little Tea Cottage and stopped for lunch. My wife and granddaughters had delicious sandwiches and I had an excellent Ploughmans.This is run by the christian community from Lee Abbey which is a few hundred yards away up the valley.Would definitely recommend this if you are in the area.

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Italy
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28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited recently whilst rambling from Lynton to Woody Bay. Typical little tea cottage in lovely gardens. Quiet and a short walk to Lee Bay. Reasonably priced with a good selection of cream teas, cakes, light lunches, salads etc. Recommended. Order at counter and your order is brought to you.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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Diss, United Kingdom
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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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  • Address: Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton

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  • Cuisine: English

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