We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 59: English reviews
Melrose, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live nearby and would totally recommend this tea room. The coffee is superb as are the cakes and scones. Lovely and quirky with a cosy open fire, some lovely art and craft gifts and antiques for sale as well. Beautiful walks to the River Tweed - a lovely afternoon out - go and you will be very pleasantly surprised... More 

Thank TheBorderers
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky to live near here so pop in quite often Lovely coffee and always a gorgeous choice of home made cakes Always warm and cosy with very friendly staff. Well worth turning off the main road for

Thank Lynnec16
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,445 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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

Travelers who viewed Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop also viewed

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Melrose, Scottish Borders
Melrose, Scottish Borders
Gattonside, Melrose
Melrose, Scottish Borders

Been to Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Old Melrose Tea Rooms & Bookshop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?