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Locks Victorian Tea Rooms

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18c High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
01643 822001
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely garden

Lovely seating in the court yard, surrounded by flowers. We entered from the National Trust car park and found a seat outside. We enjoyed the Ploughman's lunch and took a couple of ginger scones as afternoon snack (they were nice, but next time we'll have them there with some honey!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely seating in the court yard, surrounded by flowers. We entered from the National Trust car park and found a seat outside. We enjoyed the Ploughman's lunch and took a couple of ginger scones as afternoon snack (they were nice, but next time we'll have them there with some honey!)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A very pretty tearoom with beautiful garden, very conveniently situated between the High Street and the National Trust car park. Service was very friendly and efficient. The menu was lovely though we were just there for a delicious morning scone and coffee. Dunster is well worth a visit and certainly Locks Victorian tearoom should be part of the experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were recommended to the Victorian Tea Rooms by a member of staff at a hotel in the high street, you have to look out for the ladies dress shop and walk through the small walkway. There a beautiful courtyard with shade and a garden beyond. The service was impeccable and friendly. Delivery super prompt! Extra water with the tea... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We returned here after finding it for the first time last year! As other reviewers have mentioned it is a true find! A little hidden from the street, but once you find it you will definitely return! We returned mainly for the ginger scones served with honey and clotted cream - delicious!! Not only did we have the scones but... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A little gem hidden away on the high street and can also be accessed from the national trust car park via a back gate into the garden. We had lunch there and and sat outside in the garden, there is also indoor seating (limited) but there is a courtyard which isn't so exposed as the garden. Excellent food and plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a great find. This is what a tea room should be all about. Great feel with outdoor seating areas in the courtyard and in the garden, but given the heavy rain we stayed indoors. I can highly recommend the afternoon tea for two, simply has to be the best value afternoon tea I've ever had and proper sandwiches. You... More 

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Devizes, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate here on a cold feb day and could only get seated outside, there was 6 of us, 4 adults and 2 children, wasnt ideal but it is such a lovely setting it really didnt matter! The ladies working here are absolutely delightful. The best scone i have had in my life. I imagine it would be beautiful in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful spot for food. Great environment and garden. In the middle of Dunster and near the Castle. Been here many time never lets us down.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited here with two children aged 6 and 4 after we'd been walking round the Dunster Estate. We sat in the courtyard as it was a lovely day and a waiter came to our table. It wasn't the friendliest of greetings but no problem. Children's choices are good, mine both went for sausage roll (a large adult size one arrived)... More 

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Poole, Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

After an arduous walk on the wonderful Exmoor hills,we landed in Dunster which is just recovering from 3 months of isolation imposed by the County Council who have destroyed the ambience of this old market town by deco blitzing the pavements.However the Tea Rooms provide a welcome respite with friendly service,scones to die for ,and surroundings of old world charm.No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18c High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Dunster
  • Phone Number: 01643 822001

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  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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