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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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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Festive Afternoon Tea

Had an absolutely delightful afternoon tea today. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back. Thank you

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Karen S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Had an absolutely delightful afternoon tea today. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back. Thank you

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Thank Karen S
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a wonderful find! Everything is homemade with delicious specials that change daily. Their cakes and sweet treats change daily and are very unique. The scones were divine! In addition, you can shop in the attached antique, book and crafts store or take a walk around historic Old Melrose. Loved this place so much, we went 3 days in... More 

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Thank Michelle A
Duns, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Wonderful service every time we go. The chocolate and cola cake is so yummy and such a beautiful setting any time of year!!

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Thank Jane S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited today with my mum and two boys. All of us were looking forward to a cream tea but decided on a gentleman's tea only to be told after a lengthy wait they had no eggs or pork pies left!! After a further wait the food arrived and I have to say I was extremely disappointed, we opted for a... More 

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

We are distressed to read your review of Old Melrose and are saddened we did not reach our usual high standard during your visit. You should have been informed that there would be a delay as it was extremely busy during your visit and we are embarrassed to say that, yes, we had run out of some food during this... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited this place just before leaving Scotland. We took the afternoon tea for 2 deal for £10 which was a bargain price! Scones were great and was a nice setting too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Although we have lived in the Borders for many years this is the first time we have visited the Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop. What a really lovely place, perfect for lunch or coffee and cake - the staff were friendly and spoiled my little girl. The bookshop is a surprise - a must see. We will definitely be... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Just off the A68 up a single track road and you'll find the Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop. Peaceful setting with lovely little tea room and friendly staff serving excellent tea/coffee, cakes/scones and light lunches. There's a secondhand bookshop upstairs in the barn (allow plenty of time to browse), a craft room selling locally made items and downstairs the... More 

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Thank Carol S
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 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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Thank Steven G
Hexham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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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: British, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?