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The Dwelling House

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6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pleasant to sit in the (small) garden on the one sunny day of our short sojourn in Cornwall and (for my wife) to enjoy a cream tea. Don't expect fast food - the scones are warmed in the Rayburn ... I'm told it was delicious!

Thank Ippians413
Walsall, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing quite like a Cornish cream tea and the choice of tea here is vast. I had an Indian earl grey, which was perfect as it was mid morning. The scone were perfectly warmed and plenty of clotted cream and jam. My wife tried the gooseberry jam for a change, clearly homemade and delicious. My teenage son, as... More 

Thank D W
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally just planning on popping by to see a friend and work but honestly couldn't resist the glories selection of cakes available- homemade! Also interiors are so classical - very homely.

Thank Lara M
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real old style tea room. All freshly baked in house. Beautiful old building. Tastefully fitted. Patio garden is favourite if you can get a table there. Lovely staff. Get what you pay for; fresh scones and choices of jam. Took two friends visiting Fowey for the first time. They loved it.

Thank saunderses
Woodborough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have walked past this tea shop on many occasions when visiting Fowey and why we haven't tried it before I really don't know! It's like being in someone's house and garden. We sat in the garden, which is small but nicely sheltered and shaded. The menu has everything you'd expect to see on it and there are 'specials.' The... More 

Thank Mary P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday afternoon we had the misfortune to visit the Dwelling House during our family holiday. My elderly mother wanted to enjoy an afternoon tea in Fowey as it was a holiday destination she held fondly from when my late father was alive. We came across The Dwelling House and ventured inside to see if we could have afternoon tea and... More 

1 Thank Jo S
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed one of the very best cream teas we've ever eaten at this delightful cafe. Scones were fresh out of the oven, big, light, and fruity. There was endless home-made jam and cream - "just tell us if you want some more" - and a super choice of drinks, cakes, and sandwiches. A couple of months previously we'd taken... More 

1 Thank Artemesia27
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has excellent customer service from lovely staff. We visited here after reading the reviews as we have a dog and were hoping that their garden area was dog friendly....it was and they happily unlocked the side gate for us to gain access, followed by the offer of a bowl of water for our dog. The waitress very kindly... More 

Thank hungrywife
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I popped in during a visit to Fowey as the other cafes looked a little modern for our taste. The Dwelling House is exactly our kind of place - quirky and friendly. We sat out in the courtyard garden which was very pleasant and ordered toasted sandwiches which were served with a side salad. Well....the side salad... More 

Thank Lin1977
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finishing a long coastal walk we decided we deserved a treat. After reading such good reviews about the Dwelling House it was a no brainier . The afternoon was warm so we opted for an outside table in the courtyard. Seating was a little cramped but cheerful in a ramshackle manner. Service was prompt and friendly, we ordered the classic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?