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Corn Dolly Tea Shop

115a East Street, South Molton EX36 3DB, England
+44 (0)1769 574249
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Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in South Molton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I love the food, ambiance and pace but with an active 3yr old the wait can be challenging. I have solved this by sending an advance party to order. This wait is indicative of freshly cooked food and relaxation which is achievable either without children, planning or animal husbandry

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Barnstaple
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Corn Dolly is famous locally for its tea; I like a traditional English cup of tea and that's what they serve here. It's not pretentious but it's just very good. I went here last Saturday for lunch with my wife. Great tea! But very odd mushrooms on toast. Everything was smothered with a very garlicky cream sauce which saturated... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been visiting this tea shop for over 30 years on an irregular basis and I was so disappointed to see how this had deteriorated when we visited last tuesday. It has always been a treat when visiting South Molton and we have travelled miles to go there. The cappuccino that I ordered had to be sent back because... More 

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South Molton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This tea room is truly a local Gem. The scones are to die for and come with lashings of clotted cream and jam. A serving of one of the home made cakes is also generous. The staff are very helpful and were able to cater for my daughter in laws gluten free diet and made her feel very special. Childrens... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Friendly convivial coffee shop in centre of south Molton. A small narrow building on 2 levels, popular with locals.

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cornwall
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Called in here to get out of a downpour and what a find! I have never been to a tea shop with so many brands of tea on offer, endless coffee pot being offered and cakes to die for. Interesting building too, would have liked to know more about it's history but didn't have time.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Was told about this café for cream tea and it was excellent would certainly recommend. Its a quaint place with little rooms. On the main street. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. and I had not seen a scone like this. We had a look through the menu and thought it all looked nice even the children's choice of... More 

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Devon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have recently visited this tea shop and was surprised to see a decline in service and food. There were very few cakes in the glass cabinet and the portion sizes have certainly reduced. The tables were not wiped properly and we had to clear the crumbs ourselves. I ordered chicken and bacon salad which I have had on a... More 

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Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lovely little tea shop with excellent food, but sometimes the food takes so long to arrive that it can get a little annoying. They also are quite slack at filling up your coffee, so you have to get up and find someone to ask.. When it does arrive it is good food, but the prices are high for a tea... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Well I am a regular of the corn dolly, pretty much most weekends I visit both a Saturday and Sunday! I am very let down by the service over recent weeks it's disgusting, your waitresses need to attend a customer service course and shown how to smile and be pleasant, how old are they all? The food has been a... More 

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Additional Information about Corn Dolly Tea Shop

Address: 115a East Street, South Molton EX36 3DB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1769 574249
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  South Molton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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