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Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop

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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (13 reviews)
“scones” (12 reviews)
“rarebit” (2 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Ravenswood Estate, Old Melrose | Off the A68 just south of the A6091 Ravenswood Roundabout, Melrose TD6 9DF, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

had a light lunch here yesterday .very tasty welsh (melrose)rarebit and friend had tuna sandwiches and home made leek and potato soup ,decent menu and she said her latte was delicious . great location with woodland and river walks for the dogs and a gingerbread...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank perkypensioner2017
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Fab antique shop, gifts and books. Beautiful little coffee shop with most old features still intact but - freezing cold, ok but cool reception from staff, the worst latte I've ever had ( left it ), coffee and walnut cake um fresh yes, home made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Great tasty food and presentation. Staff pleasant and polite. Antiques and bric a brac interesting. Jams looked good .Bought a rhubarb and gin jam as a Christmas present.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Found this tea room on TripAdvisor and what a lovely place, in a nice location. Antique shop, secondhand bookshop and café. And you can also go for a nice walk if you want to. Food is great!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CvD79
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I really like this place and would give it 5/5 if it had vegan food! I've been here a couple of times and the soups have been lovely (plus, generous helpings), coffee and tea nice (good range of tea) and the cakes can be truly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TankGrrrl
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Old Melrose Estate is situated in a large curve of the River Tweed and there are a couple of lovely walks nearby. The tea room is small and friendly. Nice cakes and they will also do a simple lunch. Usual jams etc on sale. Bookshop...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hollySalisbury
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Came across this little tea room while out walking. Had a delicious toastie and hot chocolate. It is really quaint, and the waitress/cook was cheerful and attentive. Will highly recommend if you are in the area.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mariabrobson
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Lovely place,filled with books of all sorts and great cakes and tray bakes. Visited on a really hot day, had a wander around the antiques and then settled for a cake and coffee in the courtyard...lovely.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank KelsoGemini49
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit and it didn't disappoint. Lots of homemade cakes. Best choice though is the rarebit. Super tasty. It's also lovely to spend time perusing books and vintage bits. I'll definitely go back!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Caroline W
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Heard about this place on facebook and wanted to have a look at the furniture and antiques. Was nice to browse around. Set in lovely surroundings. Nice area to have your coffee, especially on a nice day like today

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BarbaraRiekwel
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May 10, 2018|
Response from RachelV751 |
There’s plenty of seating outside for people with dogs
February 16, 2017|
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Response from RobynHodgson | Property representative |
If you follow the A68 northbound from St Boswells you will see us sign posted just before you reach the Ravenswood (end of bypass) roundabout. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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