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The Old School | Moreton, Dorchester DT2 8RH, England
01929 463647
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great choice of freshly prepared food.

Myself and my family visited these tea rooms for a second time and enjoyed a very good lunch. However, the service was pretty poor. A welcoming 'hello' and a smile could have made our dining experience so much better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Mary P
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Myself and my family visited these tea rooms for a second time and enjoyed a very good lunch. However, the service was pretty poor. A welcoming 'hello' and a smile could have made our dining experience so much better.

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Cheshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Super location in pretty village, adjacent to lovely church and grave of T E Lawrence. Good choice of cakes, biscuits and teas with indoor tables and large terrace. Friendly staff too. Lovely walks round about for young and old, plus feeding the ducks at the ford.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went here bank holiday monday 25 May after visiting the local Church and Lawrence of Arabia's grave. We ordered a bacon,brie and cranberry sandwich and a Dorset cream tea, What can i say the sandwich was to die for local bacon alone with plenty of brie and cranberry on a delicious white bread (you can have brown) along with a... More 

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Halton Hills, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Enjoyed our cream tea on a sunny afternoon. The cake selection was wonderful. If your a T.E. Lawrence buff it is worth the visit. Very close to his grave and the funeral church.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We arrived just before lunchtime and found that they are quite strict on when food is served, which is fair enough and as there are so many tasty items on the menu who would really care! So we ordered and sat out in the gardens in one of the thatched gazebo's. Our young children enjoyed the winged wildlife that was... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Moreton Tea Rooms are in the Old School House and is full of character. There is a small entrance which leads into the large airy dining room with lovely old fashioned tables and chairs and photographs of the school in the olden days. There is a comprehensive menu and all the food is locally sourced, including excellent cakes and ice-cream.... More 

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Kate S, Owner at Moreton Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Moreton Tearooms, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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249 reviews 249 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've stopped here a couple of times whilst out cycling in the area recently. The cafe is expensive and the food not particularly good. The service is slow and rather off hand. I think the cafe has a bit of a monopoly so they can charge high prices for poor quality food in small portions. Moreton is a very nice... More 

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Kate S, Owner at Moreton Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thanks for your review but I would be interested to know what dishes you think are in small portions and not value for money. It would be a very rare complaint; if anything the usual comments are that our portions are huge! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

by mistake I walked into the kitchen and storage area, I was stunned by all the old food lying around, the state of the food preparation area and the general cleanliness of the place, hence we left with out eating so cannot rate the food.

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Kate S, Manager at Moreton Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Hi. Are you sure you have the right place? Our kitchen is completely separate from our storage area (in a different building) and is so small that there is never food left around! More 

swanage
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Serves very good coffee and Dorset earl grey tea. Excellent cream tea and home made cakes. Would assume lunches are equally good.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Super place. The old school - complete with photographs of former pupils and reminiscences when they returned for a reunion years later. Fabulous cake - displayed on the bier that was T.E. Lawrence’s.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Old School | Moreton, Dorchester DT2 8RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: 01929 463647

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  • Cuisine: British

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