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Abbey Tea Rooms & Licensed Restaurant

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16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England (Formerly Abbey Tea Rooms)
+44 1458 832852
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Glastonbury is a lovely town, especially on a sunny market day,and there is no shortage of places to eat and drink. They do mostly tend, though, toward the characteristically bohemian nature of the town.This place, directly opposite the Abbey itself, is pretty much the polar opposite being almost as quintessentially,traditionally English as you can get. Plaster and timber walls, china... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Went in for tea on a day that was very cold. The warm intimate room was hosting a large party but gave us a table right away and then presented us with a delightful pot of tea and tray of sandwiches and cakes. We had only ordered 2 Glastonbury tea plates for 3 of us but still took some out... More 

Thank D. C
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Having just walked up and around Glastonbury Tor, and then through the town, we decided to nip into this Tea Room for a cuppa. However, once seated, we could not resist having something to eat - everything looked so appetizing. We both settled for a Cheese & Ham ploughman's - fantastic!! Great portion sizes, beautifully fresh cheese and off the... More 

Thank Rupertina50
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This appears to be a very old fashioned traditional tearoom. Their sunday roasts and cream teas are popular. However, we are in Glastonbury, so home made soups, vegetarian dishes and non-dairy milk is to be found. It's not a place frequented by the young, but personal service and nice for a quiet chat.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

I have a very soft spot for the Abbey Tea Rooms. I'll explain: it's actually quite difficult to do simple food well, you must have very good ingredients and someone with a bit of experience and even historical knowledge. Take a scone for example... it should be slightly moist, reasonably firm and not taste of bicarbonate of soda. Easy you... More 

1 Thank doctorsally
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely helpful staff, fantastic home made cake selection, good choice of teas. We had the wholemeal scones which were the most delicious we have ever tasted. My husband highly recommends the bakewell tart too. Well worth visiting here.

1 Thank dawlishtraveller
Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We ate here twice while in the Glastonbury area for a few days. They had wonderful tea, scones, and desserts -- especially appreciated the gluten free scones which were the best I had on my entire three week trip!. The wait staff had a terrific sense of humor and were very attentive. I personally had a delicious salad that had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Although this looked more like a tea room than a restaurant, our evening meal was first class. The enchillada (recommended by another diner) was exceptionally good and the ginger sponge and cream was also very nice. We - and everyone else - also thoroughly enjoyed the harpist's very varied musical repertoire - folk, jazz, pop, etc. The whole evening was... More 

Thank LondonSantosh
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

We came here for morning coffee after a walk round the abbey. The interior is marvellously English tea shop with a fine array of cakes to choose from. Although there was an extensive menu we had coffee with bakewell tart with clotted cream and lemon drizzle cake. It was all rather delicious and I would have no problem returning again.

1 Thank davetlg
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

We were going to go to the Gecko, but as we parked outside this place though we would try it. The teacake went down well and the apple cake with clotted cream was so good I never even left crumbs. It is one of those old fashioned places with proper cups and the milk jug served on a saucer. As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $24
European, British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England (Formerly Abbey Tea Rooms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1458 832852
This traditional tea rooms is situated opposite the famous Abbey and looks onto the bustling and unique centre of Glastonbury. The place is warm and friendly with a great selection on the menu. The menu ranges from freshly cooked breakfasts to light lunches such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches and hot specials including: pies, roast lunches, homemade soups, salads and other traditional meals. There is a good selection of drinks including a range of wines, beers, ciders, local juices and soft drinks and a wide range of teas and coffees. The staff here are very attentive and welcoming! They were very knowledgeable about the Tea Rooms and the food and it was good to hear that the ingredients used are local and the food is all homemade! The tea rooms is also open on Thursday & Friday evenings offering a range of meals including European and international dishes which differs from the day. There is also a live harpist playing which gives a fantastic atmosphere to the place! The menu caters for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with various allergies as does the day menu which also includes a gluten free breakfast and gluten and dairy free cakes! On Sundays there is a traditional roast lunch served and the restaurant is always well booked on this day. A different meat is served each week on a three weekly cycle together with roast chicken and a vegan nut roast. The meat is always local and the vegetables are fresh and seasonal. There is also a large selection of homemade hot and cold desserts served with local clotted cream or ice cream to finish off your meal. This lovely Tea Rooms offers everything one could have asked for. A welcoming atmosphere, lovely food and fantastic staff! The prices are very reasonable and one gets very good value for money and they even offer outside seating. The tea rooms offers an outside catering service and made decorated celebration cakes to order. This tea rooms is well wort a visit if you enjoy a good food and a friendly welcome.

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