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Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop

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Ravenswood Estate, Old Melrose | Off the A68 just south of the A6091 Ravenswood Roundabout, Melrose TD6 9DF, Scotland
+44 1835 824597
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unusual set up with antique centre, bookshop and a small tea rooms with excellent food and service, well worth a trip down the narrow lane (take your time) and also a selection of walk when you get there

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this place enough and I never knew it existed till my dad read up about it. The lady who served us in the tearoom was so friendly and helpful and makes the best scones EVER!!! The atmosphere in the tearoom is very cosy and welcoming. I also recommend the hot chocolate (with the works) which had marshmallows... More 

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Thank Anna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just saw the sign when passing on the A68! How glad we are that we called in! Lovely light lunch - the rarebit - followed by a delicious slice of cake each. Very, very good. Great no hassle parking too. Highly recommended - friendly welcome and good service too. Will be back!!!

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Thank Jubsie60
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being unable to park in Melrose how glad we were to stumble on this place signposted off the main A68. A large car park was welcome as were colour coded routes to walk our dogs. The walks giving beautiful views of the River Tweed. The standard of coffees,snacks and cakes were excellent. Service to match. Would definitely call in again... More 

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Thank Beechwood24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch here today. Outside seating areas as well as indoor seating. Lots of choice. Homemade tray bakes, scones and cakes along with hot or cold food. Would highly recommend this establishment. If you are in the area pop in for visit you are guaranteed a very warm welcome.

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Thank jill t
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch followed by tea and cake. Great choice of treats and good portion size. Lovely homely atmosphere and the staff couldn't have be friendlier. We enjoyed having a rake around the shops afterwards. We will definitely be back!

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Thank FrankGums
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful individual characterful . If you want something unique and different then come here . If you prefer the clones on every High Street in Every town in every country then stay away ! Very friendly staff , home made cakes , small family feel about the place . Yes you might have to wait but take your time and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We met at old melrose today to have lunch it was very busy as always the food choice was great the actual food was delicious. The young lady that was served get was very attentive to all the customers she greeted you with a warm smile and was most helpful when ordering the food. It was a lovely day so... More 

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Thank jill t
Alloa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cup of tea and a wee rummage around the bookstore. And the Victoria sponge was homemade and delicious. Loved the quirkiness

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Driving home from a Bank Holiday weekend in Scotland, we were looking for somewhere to get a cuppa and a break and spotted the sign for Old Melrose from the A68. What a great place and full of history. Very friendly, efficient service. Lovely selection of coffees, teas and cakes. Then we spotted the book shop upstairs and the vintage... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ravenswood Estate, Old Melrose | Off the A68 just south of the A6091 Ravenswood Roundabout, Melrose TD6 9DF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Melrose
  • Phone Number: +44 1835 824597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?