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Address: Mill Way | Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9ND, England
Phone Number: 01223 551125
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beautiful English summer's day

The orchard is a lovely, peaceful place in which pass a few hours on a summer's afternoon. Delicious cakes, and I can't think of many finer ways to while away the time than to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Cambs UK
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The queues in the summer are so horrendous that it pays to take a couple of fold up chairs and a chess board. I do wish that the scones were properly covered, the flies have a field day landing on them, the jam and cream are not served uncovered. There are towels to cover the baskets of scones, but the... More 

Thank catweazally
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129 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely orchard setting but a ridiculous queue Saturday lunchtime to get service - could not be bothered waiting so pushed on to a great and empty pub for lunch

Thank Papindi
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting Cambridge, the four of us decided to visit the Orchard, this is a very pleasant venue. Quintessential English, quite delightful, tea and scones under the fruit trees, sitting in old fashion deck chairs. Very busy, the queues can be quite long, there is a pay and display car park, costing £3, however, you do get this back when... More 

Thank sandybeds5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed with my daughter for tea time and we had tea, scones, clotted cream and fabulous jam. Everything was delicious and we appreciated a lot also the place where you can stay, so natural and inspirational

Thank Andrea_it_70
Jakarta, Indonesia
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We get there from the Cambridge city centre through Grantchester Meadows walk for 40 minutes. The staff are very friendly, not to mention the scones are perfect! I can't get enough having brunch under the apple tree!

Thank TIkaWe
Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Long queues, plenty of staff but not enough actually serving customers. Those who were customer facing were friendly, but presumably this place is so popular with tourists it really doesn't have to try that hard. Scones and cakes very average, deckchairs in the orchard lovely

Thank Sarah F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The orchard is a lovely, peaceful place in which pass a few hours on a summer's afternoon. Delicious cakes, and I can't think of many finer ways to while away the time than to be sat in the shade of an apple tree with a nice, cold drink! However, the queue was dreadful. It took me just over an hour... More 

Thank stephenson_ajs
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have already been here several times: I really love the atmosphere ! Ok we spent half a hour queuing, but our delicious scones with marmalade were worth it. We will go back again as soon as possible!

Thank Mariangela S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to visit for years but unfortunately the heavens opened as we pulled up. Ate inside pavilion which was large and spacious. Cake very good. Beautiful surroundings outside with deckchairs and tables set amongst the trees, just wished we had visited on a better day. Would recommend.

Thank Daniels-hanham
Cooroy, Australia
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most enjoyable walk from the city. Took us about an hour. Taxi back! Great scones. Second visit and would go again.

Thank yvonnep163

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