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Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop

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Ravenswood Estate, Old Melrose | (Off the A68 just south of the A6091 Ravenswood Roundabout), Melrose TD6 9DF, Scotland
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worth seeking out

This place is a little off the beaten track but well worth the effort of finding. A bookshop, antique emporium and a cafe all rolled into one so what's not to like? The fact that the cakes and coffee are amazing and the two girls who run it are so friendly was the cherry on top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a little off the beaten track but well worth the effort of finding. A bookshop, antique emporium and a cafe all rolled into one so what's not to like? The fact that the cakes and coffee are amazing and the two girls who run it are so friendly was the cherry on top.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This little gem of a place is a quaint nook to sit by the fire and enjoy a great coffee while reading one of the great value second hand books you have purchased up the stair. Home made scones, light lunches (gluten free options available) and home made soup...yum. The teashop resides within an old dairy which lies on the... More 

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Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This my favourite place in the Borders for hiding away with a book, a delicious Cappuccino and a great choice of home made cakes or scones. Never fails to please. They stock a wide range of speciality teas and always offer a great choice of tempting panini or toastie fillings. The antique, craft and book shops are a bonus and... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wonderful coffee shop After a walk up the Eildons it's a great place for coffee and cake peace and quite browse through the books and furniture absolutely gem of a place

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As has already been said a real hidden gem, a peaceful spot in which to browse, have a coffee, piece of delicious cake, buy a book you never thought to read before. If your on your way south or coming north this little gem is well worth a visit, bet once been you will have to come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have been to Old Melrose tea room on many occasions and never fail to enjoy my visit. I have to say the best bit for me is the location and unspoilt character of the old stables and cottages. The interior has not been mucked up and feels very homely almost like a private home from the last century. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I don't think we should say just how good this hidden gem is as we would like to keep it a secret, it really is so special. The drive in alone is spectacular but on arrival the food ( home baking) is brill. The shop is full of delightful items at a reasonable cost.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've driven past the signs for this place, but finally discovered it this week. A hidden treasure trove of furniture, books and food. The drive off the A68 was picturesque and we sat outside for lunch on the decking, although there is nice, quirky seating inside too. Menu is small but they definitely do quality over quantity. I will certainly... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been up and down the A68, literally hundreds of times, but today we took our time, and discovered Old Melrose for the first time, on an absolutely beautiful May day. Just to get the obvious out of the way immediately, the view back across to the Eildon Hills is fantastic, and I hope my photo gives a good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Visited on the way to Melrose centre because of Trip Advisor recommendation and the lure of books and food on the same premises! Easy enough to find, as it's signposted on A68 near to the Melrose turnoff. Characterful complex, incorporating gifts and furniture, as well as the tea room and book shop. I found the tea room's surroundings rustically pleasant... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ravenswood Estate, Old Melrose | (Off the A68 just south of the A6091 Ravenswood Roundabout), Melrose TD6 9DF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose

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  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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