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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/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 140
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 18
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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food - nice scenery etc - if you are prepared to queue for half an hour to get served!

We live in Sidmouth and have visited these tea rooms on several occasions. It is certainly very popular here and particularly when the sun is out and at weekends/bank holidays etc. I would like to give some good advice to the management of this establishment - have a waitress service rather than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Don P
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We holiday in Sdmouth five or six times a year and frequently visit the Clock Tower Tearooms. We were disappointed this week to find the opening time had been moved from 9.30am to 10am. Too late to have breakfast in our opinion, so we had a coffee instead. As is usual, we had to wait at the counter to order,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location for this cafe. Surrounded by gardens and view out to sea. Homemade cakes are huge and look lovely. We tried the rock cakes which were delicious. Service s bit slow but the food makes up for it

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We live in Sidmouth and have visited these tea rooms on several occasions. It is certainly very popular here and particularly when the sun is out and at weekends/bank holidays etc. I would like to give some good advice to the management of this establishment - have a waitress service rather than order at the counter. This would be far... More 

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cheltenham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have visited Sidmouth many times for our yearly family holidays and always visit the tearooms at the Connaught Gardens. The selection of cakes they offer is impressive, all sorts of flavours and types - very yummy. I have never had the sandwiches, but my sister says they are yummy to. The only small criticism I have is that the... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My sister and I treated the family to lunch here during our holiday to Devon, and what a treat!! The surroundings are beautiful and sitting in the conservatory overlooking the gardens made even the drizzle outside feel lovely while we were tucked up with a cup of tea! The selection of cakes is incredible - took me forever to decide... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a place, stunning views, lovely food, huge slices of cake, Service with a smile and no waiting. Waitress so helpful. Had fish and chips there with friends, could not have wished for any thing better. Been there several times and the food is so good, always recommend it to anyone i know who is going to Sidmouth. Will definitely... More 

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We always visit this cafe when we go to Sidmouth as it's always excellent. The hardest thing to do is deciding which cake to have as they all look and taste fantastic and the portions are generous. This time we had cream teas, the scones are huge and the clotted cream portions are big. We sat inside next to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

A welcome cuppa and lovely freshly baked rock cake. A just reward from a long drive. My friend enjoyed a huge slice of cake! Lovely staff and views.

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want a beautiful view over the beach, set in outstanding gardens this is the place to come. The choice of Ginormous cakes is plentiful and varied, often including a gluten free option & the Roulade must be 6 inches in diameter . Its a must when the family come visiting. Also caters for breakfasts & lunches too.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place not only serves great coffee it also serves the biggest slices of cake that you have ever seen, its' famous for it! Well worth the climb up Jacobs Ladder from the beach. You can of course also get there on the footpath but it's less fun.

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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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