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Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
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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
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The antiques shop is very quirky and the bookshop is a joy to browse. The coffee shop has a lot of nice cakes.

Thank Ethan E
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic wee coffee shop and antique shop. Beautiful setting with a selection of walks, visited to meet up with my mum and my sister and family, took a walk down to the river and watched some gentleman fish and saw some big fish jump just to tease the fishermen I think! The coffee shop has a large selection of food... More 

Thank Campbell R
Preston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Had coffee & cake here mid walk out in the hills. Huge wedges of fabulous 'Autumnal Spiced cake' with proper coffee. Milk in a china jug and real china cups & saucers....all perfectly mis matched Loved it, what a perfect treat

Thank Beverley B
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Very nice tearoom in the countryside just outside Melrose. Also sells antiques and handmade gifts. Nice short walks from the tearoom to Old Melrose wwith lots of history dating back to Roman times

Thank Weerux
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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

Thank John H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 

Thank Anna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 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!!!

Thank Jubsie60
Leeds, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 

Thank Beechwood24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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.

Thank jill t
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank FrankGums

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 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: 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?