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“Could try harder” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mother Meldrums Tea Room & Garden

Mother Meldrums Tea Room & Garden
Valley of the Rocks, Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #13 of 22 Restaurants in Lynton
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Beautiful location and gardens in The Valley of the Rocks Lynton offering Great lunches home made cakes & deserts cream teas and excellent Tea and coffee
Nottinghamshire, UK
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“Could try harder”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I was left with mixed feelings after my visit to this place. It was the only café I could see in the highly popular Valley of Rocks beauty spot, so it has a monopoly. The interior of the café is dowdy and cluttered but the garden is pleasant. I had a slice of mince tart with cream plus coffee and was charged an exorbitant £6.85 - causing me to put away the fiver I had ready and dig out a tenner. That said, the mince tart was very nice. Cafes in beauty spots often trade off their location to offer mediocre service and this place has a number of areas in which it could improve.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Scones lovely xxx”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

No atmosphere ...dark cafe ....cold on a windy day ....but scones were big ...lots of cream and jam .....not cheap but not really expensive ....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Romney, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Found this little tearoom after a long walk to Valley of the Rocks. Interior a little dated and far too much furniture crammed into the dining room. Fortunately wasn't too many people there when we arrived so sat comfortably. Has lovely garden if the weather is nice. The food however is very good. Portion sizes are very generous and reasonably priced. The scones are highly recommended. Also found the staff extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely visit again next time we are in the area.

  • Visited April 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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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great choice of food and drinks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stopped for Cream Teas after a visit to valley of the rocks. They were VERY tasty and the portion sizes were very generous!! Great customer service and a lovely garden for the children to play in

Visited August 2012
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“Sunday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

The Sunday roast was excellent value for money and vey tasty too, you must go beautiful area and the lady's who work there are very friendly and chatty what a joy. Can't wait to go back oh and the cakes are great as well.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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