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Munnings Tea Room

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The Crooked House | 7 High Street, Lavenham CO10 9RD, England
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Enjoyed a classic morning tea and a wander around this amazing village. I manged to buy two hanbags at the nearby shop...all in all a great day. Scones etc delicious, the place is truly special and for an Aussie its so different to anything we have seen before.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Perth Western Australia
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Perth Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a classic morning tea and a wander around this amazing village. I manged to buy two hanbags at the nearby shop...all in all a great day. Scones etc delicious, the place is truly special and for an Aussie its so different to anything we have seen before.

Thank Tatung01
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Lavenham Guildhall popped in for a light lunch. It's small, only 4 tables, but the food was local and very nice. If you ask for tea you will get a huge pot! We just had eggs on toast, but you can also just have tea or coffee and a slice of home-made cake. It's a bit quirky... More 

Thank Christine N
Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crooked House is very quirky but traditional....somehow reminds one of Jane Austin. The variety of cakes and tarts were all so fresh looking and our choices were delicious. It is quite expensive but the quality is very good. Of the tea shops we visited in Lavenham, this would be the one we would recommend.

2 Thank David E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words fail me when I think of this place. We asked for small strong coffees & out came a huge pot of weak tasteless coffee... so we asked for it to redone... out came another pot, half the amount this time but so unbelievably strong and bitter you could almost stand a spoon in it. When we then said we... More 

7 Thank Mark H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally found it a very disappointing visit! Tea cosy a tad on the grubby side, menu also slightly grubby and only one per table, usually when visiting tea rooms (and I have visited quite a few) each person has their own menu to peruse. Food OK - nothing outstanding, good cup of tea and husband (who is very fussy)... More 

2 Thank AliceB2008
Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It was the Sunday after Christmas and my husband said he would take me out for a drive and a cuppa! We set off towards the lovely village of Kersey to stop at The Copper Kettle and despite all the signs out saying that they were open when we pulled up in the car park there was a sign saying... More 

Thank Roella
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed are visit to The Crooked House. Its tiny so you will do well to get a seat but if you do you will enjoy the experience. The place is very quirky as is the owner. It won't be quick or slick but its an interesting place and the food was actually very nice as was the cake! Not... More 

1 Thank Sean M
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for afternoon tea. Had a cheese scone (warmed up in a microwave) which made it very soggy, a piece of bakewell (not very nice) and a pot of tea. Quite surprised to see that the bill had come to over twelve pounds. We certainly will not be going back.

1 Thank yakhound
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We visited the Munnings Tea Room with friends from Holland, and introduced them to the "best cream tea" I have ever tasted, with over fifty years of cream tea sampling, I should know; we were surprised at the selection of home made, gluten free cakes on offer too, the polenta and almond cake served with cream and fresh strawberries was... More 

Thank Andrew N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We booked our table for 4 as our visit was on a Saturday lunchtime which is well advised as we saw a fair number of people turned away. We each order one of their fresh sandwiches, which at between £6.50 and £8.50 for The Club sandwich, does on the face of it sound expensive, but once they arrived, we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: The Crooked House | 7 High Street, Lavenham CO10 9RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham
  • Phone Number: 07824825623

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  • Cuisine: British

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