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“A lovely tea room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lee Abbey Tea Cottage

Lee Abbey Tea Cottage
Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Lynton
Cuisines: English
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A lovely tea room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Staying locally at a campsite we decided on a circular walk which included Lee Bay. We very happily stumbled upon Lee Abbey Tea Gardens on our walk, which was a delight. The service is a bit hit and miss, the UK and international staff are from nearby Lee Abbey a christian holiday centre / retreat.
We both had a cheese sandwich unfortunately the pickle was missing, (staff could not understand what was being ordered) cake and tea/coffee. Lunch was superb, it's well worth a visit if your in the area.
Dogs are not allowed on the estate beach until 1 Nov...Shame!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“SCONES.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tea was nice after a full days walking. Beautiful place to sit and eat lovely good cooking and jams. Lovely garden and some areas protected from the sun.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Oasis of Calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Beautiful garden to sit in, particularly on a boiling hot day after strenuous walk over South Cliff. Cheerful attentive staff, even if we ended up with two cheese scones, when we had only ordered one, but that was no hardship!

Visited July 2013
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We met friends for lunch at the Tea Cottage. Not only is the garden picture perfect, but the food is excellent too. We had a choice of seating inside or around the garden. Some tables were in the sun and some in the shade, so a choice for all. The menu was clearly homemade food, and the beef for the sandwiches even came from the Lee Abbey estate! That's fresh! We found everything to be wonderfully presented and of good quality. The prices were very reasonable and they had a little shop with handmade, fairtrade and ethical items, which is always nice to see. Well done to them for promoting Fairtrade. The beach is only a minutes walk down a hill. Parking is available for only a couple of pounds for half the day. The whole setting was perfect, and the service was excellent. Shame it's only open in the summer (and I think not open on Sun or Mon), but if you are in Lynton, or passing through the Valley of the Rocks, it's the perfect stop. Better than Watersmeet.

  • Visited July 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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Sawtry, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Myself and my fiancee stumbled across this lovely tea cottage on our way back to Lynton after spending some time at Woody bay. The staff were very polite and friendly and the service was brilliant. We only had a light snack, my fiancee had a Cream Tea and I had one of the ice creams. Both were very nice, so much so that we walked back two days later from Lynton just to visit again.

I would highly recommend this as a stopping point for anyone heading in their direction, and if you are not then make a detour to visit them :)

  • Visited June 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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