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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
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Best cafe I have visited in the Borders

We visited Old Melrose recently for the first time and were blown away by the very friendly welcome and wonderful service. My granddaughter was made very welcome and given a high chair as well as some books and toys to play with, she was also invited to go and visit the hens and ducks nearby. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Old Melrose recently for the first time and were blown away by the very friendly welcome and wonderful service. My granddaughter was made very welcome and given a high chair as well as some books and toys to play with, she was also invited to go and visit the hens and ducks nearby. We were served a selection... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pricey for what I got, dribbles down the cup and teapot. Could do with a dust!!! And the antique department....more like furniture storage id say. No sign of staff other than tucked away in a pokey pantry at back of said tearoom...bit disappointing.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent tea and cake for a weary pilgrim on the trail of Celtic saints Aidan and Cuthbert. The proprietor was very informative about the history of the area and I'll be spreading the word and will definitely be back. A real find!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

called in a we headed out on our St Cuthberts walk. so rested with tea and took in the view of the Abbey before we headed out, on a hot day.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Pleasant staff - will visit again! Try the cakes etc.! If you go for afternoon tea, don't have a big lunch!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Some friends who live close to the tea room had raved about this place for months. So we finally visited last weekend and my goodness what a treat it was. The weather was lovely so we got to sit outdoors as we enjoyed the selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones that were served with a good cup of tea. More... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

An interesting space to spend some time - especially if you like books. There are antiques for sale, craft rooms and it's just full of lovely wee spaces. Café has gluten free brownies - delicious. Decaf coffee is very good too. There are organised walks available too. Very friendly and efficient staff.

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Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Popped in late yesterday in the rain and enjoyed coffee and a superb chocolate orange cup cake (with a Terry's chocolate orange segment on top). Very pleasant girl served us and surroundings were cosy and comfy.

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My sister and I chanced on this tea rooms by accident. We were made to feel really welcome. There was a real fire burning giving a cosy feel. We thoroughly enjoyed our welsh rarebit followed by the most tasty banana, walnut and chocolate cake. Will definitely be back.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We detoured on our SCW walk and ended up in this delightful cafe seemingly in the middle of nowhere!! Wonderful coffee and yummy cakes to die for. The adjacent buildings have all sorts of rustic antiques for sale and we would have liked to linger longer but had to press on to get to our accommodation before nightfall

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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: Cafe
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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