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Lily Mays Tea Shop

1 Castle Hill, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JA, England
01598 753972
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Ranked #4 of 21 restaurants in Lynton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a small, friendly licensed tea shop/restaurant. We specialize in genuinely home-made food. All our food is produced, wherever possible, with locally sourced ingredients. We offer excellent value for money. All our cakes are made on the premises using fresh local free-range eggs.We are very dog friendly and welcome families. We open every day, except Tuesday. We offer a traditional Sunday lunch with a choice of meat and a range of traditional home-made puddings. Bookings are advisable.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a small, friendly licensed tea shop/restaurant. We specialize in genuinely home-made food. All our food is produced, wherever possible, with locally sourced ingredients. We offer excellent value for money. All our cakes are made on the premises using fresh local free-range eggs.We are very dog friendly and welcome families. We open every day, except Tuesday. We offer a traditional Sunday lunch with a choice of meat and a range of traditional home-made puddings. Bookings are advisable.
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English first
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Looked really inviting from the outside but the food was disappointing. Fish and chips turned out to be like a "Birds Eye" frozen meal and certainly not fresh fish cooked there. Also, background music which was far from background which we did not enjoy.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Popped in here during a visit to the Valley of the Rocks. The scones were absolutely delicious and was complimented by an excellent cup of tea. Lovely garden setting and good to see that it was dog friendly

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went there for a lunch-time snack. It was very busy and only one waitress. Had beautiful sandwiches with wonderful bread and an enormous pot of good strong tea. The savoury scone teas looked good - we could hear one German family um uming about how much they were enjoying their scones with cheese etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely little restaurant in Lynton that serves home cooked food and always has a few specials on the menu. A decent wine selection plus superb service makes everybody feel more than welcome the minute you walk in

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is very much a sweet little tea shop. I am a single traveller and had dinner here one evening. I didn't at all feel out of place eating alone and the environment felt warming. The service, food! Food quality and price were all very fitting in this charming village.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been regular customers at this restaurant for many years, along with other family members. The food is always exceptional, served in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and there is always a specials board to choose from. Don't miss Friday nights, which are steak nights and if you fancy an excellent "T" Bone steak make sure you pre-order with Rob... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Loved this little place. Not the best decorated but certainly made up for that with the lovely food.

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rochester kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had my evening meal here whilst staying at Sinai House across the valley. Steak & Ale pie with beautiful fresh veg,Superb, Followed by bread & butter pud with lashings of Devon clotted cream, Oh my,what a treat.

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Wirral
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Driving through Lynton on way to Ilfracombe, we needed something to eat. We almost walked past here as it is called Lily Mays Tea Shop. On looking carefully we realised that they do also do evening meals. Good service and good food. Only negative comment was that I was not given a steak knife for my steak. Assume the waitress... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were late arriving in Lynton. Our Sinai House B & B host chose Lily Mays for us. Good choice. Very nice owner and waitress...good service. Quite small...six or seven tables There is a window table that we were fortunate to have. A nice range of meat, seafood and vegetable choices; the impression is that it is all locally sourced...had... More

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