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The Apothecary

Tea Room
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1 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY, England
01797 229 157
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Corner tea shop

Quirky tea shop, good service with very nice tea and Victoria sponge. Young staff but very pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A great place to come for a sandwich, a piece of lovely cake with a coffee or a home- made crepe. Prices are good too. Lots of character and the tables are not crushed in next to each other. I have never observed dirt or dust here and we always find a comfortable chair or sofa. The staff are changing... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Quirky tea shop, good service with very nice tea and Victoria sponge. Young staff but very pleasant.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Went in for coffee and waited ages. Still nice place and friendly staff. We made mistake on order but changed without quibble. Thank you

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We've been several times but only at tea time. Lovely tea cakes served hot with plenty of butter, the milkshakes are good as are the cakes. They also serve a range of other savoury dishes throughout the day and although we haven't tried them, they look tempting The place is a series of small rooms and every table and chair... More 

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My mum and I popped in here for a quick coffee and a light snack whilst visiting Rye. The décor is interesting and quirky; I like the take on an apothecary, but the balance isn't quite right. I understand that the décor is meant to look old, or is in fact old/antique, but a lot of it looks dirty, dusty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The little rooms go on forever, all with cosy corners and quirky furniture. Service excellent, latte very good and fresh warm scones. We will be returning! Not overpriced either.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A visit to rye was ruined by the appalling service The place was not that full and looked as others say quirky which appealed to us On entering this proved correct though the place could have been cleaner We found a seat and perused the menus and looked at the specials and made our choice but despite waiting patiently we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped here for a quick break after walking around Rye. It's a lovely interior with a wide variety of seats. Tea (Assam and Earl Grey) was delicious as were the scones (with the jam and clotted cream). Service was very friendly and quick. Would happily visit again.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The tea room was very dusty & dirty, needed a good clean The hot chocolate was awful too, i couldn't drunk it Cake was fresh and o.k. (Victoria sponge)

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Iden, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went in for morning coffee. Liked the idea of the old books but what a shame they had to carry it through to dust bunnies under broken furniture. Moved twice before we found a chair that was worth sitting on. Coffe and cake not bad. One star is for the pleasant young waitress who served us. Won't be going there... More 

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Address: 1 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY, England
Phone Number: 01797 229 157
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
Cuisine: Tea Room

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  • Address: 1 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 01797 229 157

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  • Cuisine: Tea Room

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