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“What a gem of a place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tea Cosy - CLOSED

The Tea Cosy
Mey, Scotland
01955-611770
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Cuisines: Sandwiches, British, Delicatessen, Tea Room
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Wick
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“What a gem of a place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stopped by this pretty little tea shop, after seeing the sign at the end of the road.
Linda, was most welcoming.
The menu is very good, we chose the high tea, and didn't regret it.
With home made soups, bacon sandwiches, and baked potatoes available, and lovely home made cakes.....
You have to stop here if your in this part of Caithness....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fochabers, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Girls loved the cakes and 'poshness'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I took two 8year old girls here, they loved it, crafts, delicious cakes, lovely hot chocolate, grand location and all so well kept and pretty. They both felt 'very posh' and I felt very, very relaxed after a stressed journey. Look forward to going back. Linda was so welcoming and kind- hospitality at its best.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Armagh
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Between John o' Groats and Thurso, near Gills bay, there is a signboard for The tea Cosy. A craft shop and tea room make up the premises - the crafts were well worth a look and the food in the tea room superb. Thoroughly recommended to everybody.

The only down side is that the proprietor, who served us in both the shop and tea room, was limping badly and had a sign saying that for health reasons she was putting it up for sale. the standards wouold be hard to match but I hope it's still there next time I'm on the North coast.

Lovely view over Stroma and Orkney too.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashington, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A real find - worth going out of your way for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We arrived a little early for the ferry to Orkney and The Tea Cosy proved to be a charming pit stop with a lovely, friendly owner. We were ready for the lovely bacon sandwich's and cheese and ham toastie for the little one and could browse the craft shop whilst it was cooking.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great for tea and cake in a fantastic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

I visited based on recommendation in "Scotland the best" which is always reliable. The owner is very friendly and the tea was perfect - I also enjoyed the homemade fruit cake. Perfect fare for a cold, wet June day in Caithness! The premises also contain a craft shop which has some interesting locally made or painted stuff. Best of all, you can do a short walk from the tea shop down to the Point and Scotland's Haven and see some stunning coastal scenery - on the day I visited I saw more than 20 seals honking and basking on rocks 200 metres off-shore - fantastic.

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