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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
+44 1835 824597
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a lovely place!

The tea room serves delicious cakes and the atmosphere of the bookshop is very cozy. There are also two walks around the area. We did the riverside one and it was beautiful. Also saw a deer skip right across our paths.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Helen W
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Looks like a lovely little place, books, antiques and a tea room. I received a dirty cup and asked for another which was slammed down on to the table. The scone I had ordered was quite dry so couldn't eat it. May have called on a bad day as most of the reviews are pleasant.

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RobynHodgson, Owner at Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop, responded to this review

At Old Melrose we endeavour to provide all our customers with a positive visit. We are very sorry that on this occasion our Tea Room has failed to meet our own high standard. We would kindly invite you to come back so that we can hopefully change your mind. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The tea room serves delicious cakes and the atmosphere of the bookshop is very cozy. There are also two walks around the area. We did the riverside one and it was beautiful. Also saw a deer skip right across our paths.

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Edinburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We found this place by chance, as its not in a completely obvious location -but we were glad we did! After a drive through a country estate you come upon some outbuildings, which house a vintage shop, an antique shop and a little cottage that is the tearoom. Upstairs in the tearoom is a bookshop. There is a wood burning... More 

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leeds
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Scotland
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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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

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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Restaurant Details

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
  • Phone Number: +44 1835 824597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?