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“Some good points!” 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
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Some good points!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Pleasant garden and pleasant food. The staff were also pleasant. However, we felt that all food was overpriced.

Visited July 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gootta love it at Mother Meldrums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you go to Valley of the Rocks, your visit isn't complete until you've eaten at Mother Meldrums. Beautifully home cooked food though can be a little pricey.
Watch out for the witch in the tree!

Visited July 2013
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A tea room with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very generous helpings at this little tea room nestled in the valley of the rocks. There was plenty of Jam and Cream which is something that some places can be very stingy with.

Visited July 2013
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Nottinghamshire, UK
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“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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