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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I came across Tea Cottage whilst walking the coast path from Lynmouth to Hunters Inn. The first thing that struck me was the attractive cottage in an idyllic peaceful sylvan setting with tables dotted around the lovely garden. The coffee had to be one of the best around and at £2 for a cafatiere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Exeter
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I came across Tea Cottage whilst walking the coast path from Lynmouth to Hunters Inn. The first thing that struck me was the attractive cottage in an idyllic peaceful sylvan setting with tables dotted around the lovely garden. The coffee had to be one of the best around and at £2 for a cafatiere holding nearly two mugs full it... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The BBC country-file programme apprantly voted this the best tea cottage in the south west. Have been there today and it's easy to see why. The place is awsome! A must visit in my book!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent food and curteous staff. After a long walk this tea room was very welcome, plus excellent value for money, the setting is truly picture perfect. Bonus for me was it is vegetarian friendly. Next time your in need of a Devon lunch or cream tea. Try this place. I cannot recommend enough.

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Wolverhampton.UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Tipton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Address: Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
Cuisine: English

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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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