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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting history and lovely gardens.

Although we only stopped for a quick coffee, we were welcomed by friendly, efficient staff despite it being very popular. The coffee was good and the menu looked varied and reasonably priced. The gardens are beautiful and the history of the building was most informative. The toilet was very quaint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although we only stopped for a quick coffee, we were welcomed by friendly, efficient staff despite it being very popular. The coffee was good and the menu looked varied and reasonably priced. The gardens are beautiful and the history of the building was most informative. The toilet was very quaint! Oak beams and ivy growing through the window.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are lots of tea rooms in Dunster but this is one I prefer. Service is not great and the food is too expensive, but these things seems normal across all the tea-rooms. Food is good though, and the place itself has three areas – a courtyard at the front, a bit of a building in the middle, then a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Hi, I have just had the misfortune to waste the best part of half an hour and £40 by going here for a cream tea. Due to a plumb tree allowed to fester its fruits on the floor the whole place has a wasp problem, not just the garden. After two familys before us left in disgust at the swarms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely tea, thoroughly recommend these tea rooms, fast friendly service, tasty sandwich, best ginger scones ever

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely garden to sit in, dogs can go too. Good service, food nice, a little pricey for what it is. Friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We have visited these tea rooms several times over the last couples of months.The existence of this establishment may not be too obvious from the main street but it is well worth finding.Plenty of garden seating and also a large "cabin"for those wanting to eat indoors.Large choice of teas,coffees,cakes ,sandwiches,home made pies etc.The cakes are served in generous portions and... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We called in for coffee today having read the reviews. It is not immediately obvious as you walk through a passage way\shop. We chose to sit in the lovely garden although the tea room looked very cosy. Service was swift and friendly and we had a leisurely drink in the sunshine. It was a lovely way to pass an hour.... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My daughter & I enjoyed lunch here before visiting the castle, great kids menu & delicious cheese plough and with gluten free bread. Ample portion sizes, great service, friendly staff. Would recommend & would visit again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a gem of a place this is - the staff were so friendly and the food was delicious! It was a busy Sunday lunchtime and yet service was quick, efficient and all our food was served at the same time rather than bit by bit which was great. The children's meal deal is a lovely touch and the garden... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On visiting several tea rooms in the past, we were really looking forward to this one, only to be very disappointed..We sat down, having ordered one cream tea and a glass of lemonade,at 1.50pm,by 2.30pm we still hadn't been served our order, how long does it take to pour a glass of pop or place a scone on a plate?,... More 

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  • 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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