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Derrick's Tea Rooms

The Cliffs, Cheddar BS27 3QE, England
+44 1934 742288
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Ranked #7 of 31 restaurants in Cheddar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $26
Cuisines: English, British, Café, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Dessert
Description: The ONLY award winning Tea Room in Cheddar Gorge. We are the oldest Tea Room in Cheddar, trading under the same name for over 100 years. All our food is made on the premises in our 5star hygiene rated kitchen.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Dessert
Description: The ONLY award winning Tea Room in Cheddar Gorge. We are the oldest Tea Room in Cheddar, trading under the same name for over 100 years. All our food is made on the premises in our 5star hygiene rated kitchen.
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English first
Swindon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Cam here for breakfast on a voucher deal. It was lovely. Friendly service, generous & very tasty breakfast. The sauté potatoes with it were a lovely touch. As it was a gorgeous day we sat outside which was bliss as the scenery is lovely. Garden full of flowers and rock formations awesome. Took a cream tea away with us which... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Derrick's for lunch after spotting a flyer in the National Trust shop saying that National Trust members get a 15% discount there (you have to show your membership card to get the discount). We got there about 12pm and it was pretty quiet but got considerably busier not long after. Table space seems plenty though as there are... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have visted Derrick's tea rooms many times over the last 10 years and it just keeps getting better and better as the food is the best in Somerset well presented and freshly cooked and prepared to the highest standard. The tea room is spotlessly clean the staff are helpful and friendly and they even allow dogs which is very... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We've just stumbled across this restaurant accidentally, without knowing it's the most recommended one in the Cheddar Gorge. Very lucky! There was a garden table available, the day was sunny, the strawberry tea was fantastic.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Called in for a late breakfast and was nicely surprised as the meal was excellent and reasonably priced, only down side is space at busy times.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After reading such good reviews I visited here on Monday with my parents plus aunt & uncle who are over from Australia. We sat in the garden and were served fairly soon. I had a chocolate cream tea - 2 choc chip scones with choc spread & clotted cream for £4.95, the others had cream teas at the same price.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place for cream tea. Space is rather tight and place busy. However staff were pleasant and the scones and tea we had, very good.

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Southampton
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Food was basic but nice cheese used in the pannis. Cream tea menu was the best I've ever seen although I did nog get a chance to try to verify the quality. Quick service as empty when we arrived.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea in June , good excellent however we tried to book on a number of occasions but were told no seats availible , the day we went there were plenty of empty tables and people off the street came in . We had a voucher from Amazon but clearly derricks t rooms did not like them, when... More

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DerricksTeaRoom, Owner at Derrick's Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Dear DavidC, Firstly, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea, finding it in your words 'good, excellent' Secondly, we would just like to say that we love all our customers, be them full paying or voucher discounted ones. Now to explain, the reason you may have found it difficult to book, was that the... More

somerset, uk
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203 reviews 203 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I have often eaten here for cooked breakfast on a Sunday morning in the winter months. During the winter months you are able to park on the road on a Sunday however in the summer months no street parking and car parks charge £5 flat rate for the day. We booked 1st June at 11.00am and was... More

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