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The Tea Emporium

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7-9 The Square, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AQ, England
01952 433302
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 55
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing teas and a real selection of gluten free cakes

We loved this place. The tea was exceptional and 5 cups out of a pot! Plus plenty of choice for gluten free. Had delicious gluten free hot cross bun. The Grandmas blend was lovely. The staff were really friendly. Could not fault...even saw them wiping down menus with Dettol. Very impressed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved this place. The tea was exceptional and 5 cups out of a pot! Plus plenty of choice for gluten free. Had delicious gluten free hot cross bun. The Grandmas blend was lovely. The staff were really friendly. Could not fault...even saw them wiping down menus with Dettol. Very impressed.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Called in whilst visiting Ironbridge. Rainy day so no one sat outside on the 6 iron tables with red umbrellas. 6 tables inside with yellow tablecloths covered in glass, and only one other couple in when we arrived. Limited parking nearby it appeared. Lovely waitresses. Scones heavy (£2.85) Small cake portions too.

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Senior Contributor
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20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We only popped in for a brief cup of tea and sat outside. Really good service and an excellent cup of "Grandma's tea" from a very wide selection. We ended up buying some and a teapot!

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South Staffordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gorgeous vegetarian breakfast. Hallumi bubble and squeak. Tomato mushrooms beans egg. And half a toasted baguette. Beautifully presented. And not a bad price

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wonderful breakfast and coffee in this charming cafe. It is worth going in to smell the cafe -- lots of coffees and teas wafting. The breakfast could not have been bettered.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Popped in for lunch and were not disappointed. The list of teas was quite something and we can honestly say, it was the best Earl Grey we've had in ages (and we drink a lot of it). The place was pretty busy for a Friday lunchtime but service was friendly and prompt. The 'specials' were tempting and good value considering... More 

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West Mids
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very pleasant service - lovely cappuccino coffees. Very noisy fan inside, Pleasant courtyard but was a little cold to sit out today. We didn't eat but the food looked lovely. A fantastic assortment of teas are available.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We called at the Tea Emporium with Grandchildren after a visit to Ironbridge Gorge Museum. In spite of the fact the place was very busy we all enjoyed an excellent, reasonably price lunch served promptly by friendly staff. Well worth a visit if only to remind oneself what proper tea tastes like!

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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

What an intriguing little emporium this is. The tea (and there's lots of choice) tastes clean, fresh and pure which is quite an experience. I ordered the mozzarella open toastie and it was gorgeous, just the right amount. The prices are very reasonable and the staff are super friendly. You can even buy the tea leaves too. I'm hooked.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited on a busy Saturday afternoon and had to squeeze into a table. To be fair we were looking for tea and a cake, but there really was very little cake choice available! (Extensive tea selection though). The tea shop is very old fashioned, but in a tired way not a vintage way. Also I thought £5 for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7-9 The Square, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Ironbridge
  • Phone Number: 01952 433302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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