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Clock Tower Tearooms

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Connaught Gardens, Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth EX10 9QY, England
01395515319
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Lovely food and great service but...

I've been eating at the Clocktower Tea Rooms for years and the food is always great and the service very friendly. Sadly this time they were plagued by wasps and I didn't feel that saying "that's how it is" was good for business. Many people were turning round and walking out or leaving their food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Gillia
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Devon, United Kingdom
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English first
Devon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've been eating at the Clocktower Tea Rooms for years and the food is always great and the service very friendly. Sadly this time they were plagued by wasps and I didn't feel that saying "that's how it is" was good for business. Many people were turning round and walking out or leaving their food and walking away. It would... More 

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Sidbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Parked at long stay car park and walked across the Connaught gardens, we wanted a lunch, with our dog on a nasty wet summers day, warm welcome for all three of us, specials were mostly fresh local fish dishes which looked great but I'm full vegetarian , lovely waitress suggested a few options for me and we decided on 3... More 

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Lancashire
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Only a short que for our delicious cream tea. Could not fault our cream tea and it is a must each year for us when visiting Sidmouth. My only gripe was there were quite a few wasps around the seating areas. Perhaps if the tables were cleared away a little quicker the wasps would no swarm the area trying to... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We placed an order at the counter almost immediately after arriving and the selection of food and drinks was fantastic. I ordered battered cod and was asked whether I would like chips, new potatoes or sautéed potatoes. I chose chips. I was then asked whether I would like peas, vegetables or salad. I chose peas. After a short wait the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The clock tower cafe is a very nice cafe with great views all around. You can either sit upstairs, in a conservatory or outside. I sat with some friends and family in the upstairs. My only problem with this place was that the service was quite slow, although a can forgive as it was quite a busy time of day... More 

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We booked here for 8 for Sunday Lunch in Folk Week, probably the busiest day of the year for them. Food and service excellent although they were extremely busy but very attentive.

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Quaint building in a fabulous setting. The staff were pleasant and efficient and the portion of coffee and walnut cake I had was enormous. My mother's fruit scone was also large with a generous amount of butter. Plenty of tea in our pot for two plus hot water and very reasonably priced, considering the location. Pleased to see a dog... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have often eaten at The Clock Tower and have never been disappointed. The views are fabulous and the cake portions are enormous. You will not be disappointed! Don't let the long queues put you off, it is well worth the wait. Be aware however that if you choose to sit outside in the gardens in the summer months and... More 

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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely little tearoom in a fantastic setting. The staff were amazing and went out of their way to help. The flapjack was delicious and it was extremely good value for money.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had tea here a couple of times, but the place was so busy a long queue meant people were waiting for half an hour to get served. Cake portions are huge and really delightful, but you have to be keen to wait for so long. No shortage of staff but it's busy, busy, busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Connaught Gardens, Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth EX10 9QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: 01395515319

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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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