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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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  • 102
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Lovely Cafe

We visited The Dwelling House as a large family group, 7 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs! They were so lovely and accommodating, and let us sit in the beautiful little back garden when it was free, even though we completely filled it! Their fruit cake was vegan so I was very happy! There was a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Kathryn W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We visited The Dwelling House as a large family group, 7 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs! They were so lovely and accommodating, and let us sit in the beautiful little back garden when it was free, even though we completely filled it! Their fruit cake was vegan so I was very happy! There was a great choice of tea,... More 

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Contributor
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were looking for a cafe, preferably with a nice view, for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, after a fabulous trip on the river. It was about 4pm and a lot of the cafes were closing. We were thrilled to be welcomed into this cafe and they have a charming little garden at the back. There... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a really old fashioned and quaint tea rooms - but all the better for it. The food and drinks are served on bone china, and in rooms that are like sitting in an old drawing room The range of food and drink is excellent. The quality of the cakes (particularly the scones) is second to none. If there... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A very lovely tea rooms with in a front rooms of a house. Lovely freshly made food and you can see them making it in the kitchen.

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Top Contributor
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38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?