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“Old-Fashioned Customer care!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maddocks'

Maddocks'
64 Southgate Road, Swansea SA3 2DH, Wales
01792 233447
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Ranked #13 of 509 Restaurants in Swansea
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Visit Maddocks' Tea Room on the Gower Peninsula. We are all about using the best quality ingredients and wherever possible local produce. All items are homemade and freshly prepared on our premises. We offer warm friendly service and traditionally cooked cakes, pastries, breakfasts, luncheon items and afternoon teas. Maddocks' Tea Room is the perfect place on Gower to enjoy a hearty meal or delicious cakes with quality leaf teas and freshly ground coffees. Many customers stock up on a favourite cake or sandwich item before setting out on a lengthy coastal ramble along the cliffs to one of the nearby sandy beaches including Three Cliffs bay or to relax and 'refuel' for their journey home.
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Old-Fashioned Customer care!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Called into Maddocks' Coffee Shop, Southgate, Gower for a light lunch & hot drink - it was excellent. Not only were the staff welcoming but the food purchased was well presented, very tasty and reasonably priced. There was no pressure for customers to leave once the meal was finished and payment was due only prior to leaving - what a refreshing change ! All in all the visit was a great experience and one that will be repeated next time my wife and I visit the area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Day Trip Delight :) :) :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

.Took my grandparents out for a day trip to the Gower and during the planning phase we spotted Maddocks via reviews on here.

Im happy to say the actual place more than lived up to the excellent reviews.
From the outside it looked small but cozy and when we got inside it felt very homely with a great atmosphere.

We ordered 4 coffees of varying types along with homemade scones, toasted bara brith and welshcakes laden with welsh whiskey. All the food was homemade (with the exception of the clotted cream) and amongst the best of each type any of us have ever tried.
The scones were especially nice, hot and freshly baked they were simply amazing.

The staff were friendly and quite obviously proud of their achievements, and the prices whilst not cheap were more than reasonable .

Its a fair way from our home area of Cardiff but we will be back for sure

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wales
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I love to go here on weekend as a treat. We always have scone jam cream with tea and coffee with home made cake.
I cant recommend this place enough.
Not open every day of the week but when its open its always busy and once you eat here you will see why its so busy.
I love living in swansea and bekng lucky enough to go here on a weekend of choice followed by nice walk along coastal path to walk off the cake. Views from surrounding areas are truely superb.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Best tearoom in Britain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This tearoom is very friendly and the food is all freshly prepared and homemade.The welsh breakfast is the best I have had anywhere and the Italian coffee is sublime.the welsh cakes are amazing lots of different flavours including whiskey.
If you are visiting the gower then I would thoroughly recomend this tearoom.

  • Visited November 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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Cardiff
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Welsh breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

I go here regularly with a friend for breakfast
The welsh veggy breakfast comes with laverbread and poached eggs which are always perfectly done
My friend rates the meaty breakfast too
The food and coffee is consistently good, the cafe always spotlessly clean and there is great attention to detail in the way that things are served.
Deserving of it's loyal customers and judging by how busy it gets there seem to be a few around

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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