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The Dwelling House

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6 Fore Street, Fowey, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Magical...said my daughter aged 9...

We are fortunate enough to live just four miles from Fowey and often pop there after school for a walk and maybe a snack. This was our first visit to the dwelling house as I has always thought it looked a bit too,"grown up"for us. How wrong I was it was an absolute delight the cream tea we shared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
cornwallpink
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We are fortunate enough to live just four miles from Fowey and often pop there after school for a walk and maybe a snack. This was our first visit to the dwelling house as I has always thought it looked a bit too,"grown up"for us. How wrong I was it was an absolute delight the cream tea we shared was... More 

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poole
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fancy tea and cake in granny's parlour? This is the place. There are loads of different teas to choose from a separate menu. There are loads of lovely looking cakes. We had crumpets - my wife had savoury with grated Cornish cheese and a salad side. Mine were just buttered - very nice too. The loo upstairs is in a... More 

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Fowey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As always, nothing too much trouble so I was able to enjoy my cupcake (the 'cream tea' version) as a carefully wrapped take-away as I crossed the Tamar on a London-bound train. Back soon!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Best crab sandwich I've had anywhere. My toddler was catered for with a half portion and they could not have been more hospitable catering for us with a 5 month old baby.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The mint tea was to die for and the gluten free cake was fabulous. The care and attention was excellent. A most enjoyable relaxing way to spend a break from the shopping (which was also excellent). Probably a little more pricey than your ordinary café but well worth it.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

OK this place is worth the journey stunning place only must on our recent revisit trip to Devon & Cornwall. The food is stunning the place is quaint and querky with the kitchen area looking like something from Home and Gardens. It not perfect but that would mean it would lose it charm if it was as the summer student... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We shared a cheese toastie, that they split onto 2 plates and came with ENORMOUS, but well dressed side salad. I suspect the price is a little over inflated but you expect that in Fowey. Serving the cheese toastie with spicy sweet & sour sauce was a lovely touch. We also shared a delicious light homemade cake. Were told we... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been here before but in teh summer and ate in teh rear courtyard, so hadnt realised quite how cramped and shabby the interior is. I dont think its actually dirty, or I wouldnt have eaten there, but its all very, very shabby, I know there is meant to be some character, but the furniture and paintwork, and carpet... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Dwelling house is quite unique in the heart of Fowey. A lovely old fashioned house where you can see the cakes being baked in the kitchen and they really are delicious. The Dwelling House also make the best crab sandwiches in Cornwall my personal favourite. The light lunches are also very good , well worth a visit

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Byron Bay, NSW
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64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Quaint and friendly. They serve good helpings of good food. An excellent pot of tea and the best crab sandwiches to be found anywhere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Fore Street, Fowey, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.

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