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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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English first
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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