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The Great British Tea Shop

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23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited here a couple of times whilst on holiday in Ilfracombe. There is a great selection of cakes and drinks. From sponge cakes and brownies to cream teas and ginger cake there was something for everyone. The same can be said when it comes to drinks the usual hot options alongside a range of cold ones including smoothies and... More 

Thank Johnathan M
Stanley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The staff are very friendly,polite and attentive. There is a vast choice of drinks on offer and the cakes are just superb.I can't recommend them highly enough.

Thank David C
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I saw this tea room on trip advisor, and thought I'd try it. I wasn't disappointed, the ladies were lovely, dressed in polka dot dresses, they looked grand. As for the food we had a simple cream tea, well the scones were still warm, the tea was amazing. I'm not a tea drinker, but it was truly lovely. The ladies... More 

Thank kim40wright
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We visited as a group of 7 adults and 2 young children (one with a pushchair) a short time ago. On arrival we were 'greeted' with a gruff woman telling us we couldn't bring our pushchair in as their other customers would not be able to move. Upon looking around there were no other customers in the shop at the... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in ilfracombe for a week and visited The Great British Tea Shop everyday, we had the scones with jam and cream which were absolutely lovely! The scones were warm and the cream was proper clotted cream, the jam was also top notch! The milkshakes were amazing, my favourite is the white chocolate, and they even ordered in some... More 

Thank foodi3_12_34
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We have visited here several times and not been disappointed, the cakes, drinks and service are really good and there is lots of choice. The decor is delightful and welcoming.

Thank Magic2112
Esher, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016

This quant little tea shop is absolutely delightful and delicious. Everyone was so lovely too. We popped in for some tea and scones and left with tummies full and satisfied! Made our trip to Devon a little sweeter! Thanks again.

Thank MarcelleHOAntunes
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We visited Ilfracombe on a wet Tuesday during our holiday. The shop was busy,but we split our group a cross two tables. The service was swift and the waiting staff were chatty and friendly. It was a little but of vintage and offered a varied selection of drinks and cakes. We opted for a cream tea, which was really nice... More 

Thank Boden-mommy
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 1, 2016

This was are first visit but felt like we were old friends as we were shown to our table by the owner.The place was very clean and tidy with lovely décor and scents.The staff always had time for a chat but served everyone tailored to your needs.The fresh sandwiches combined with the homemade cakes made a lovely experience.Had a hot... More 

Thank ken v
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

A very sweet and lovely looking place. We were drawn in by the look of the shop from the street and it lived up to our expectations. Cream teas for two, vanilla milkshake and a hot chocolate with whipped cream all polished off in full (the quietest the kids had been all day!) The traditional feel of the place makes... More 

Thank Stuart C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 44271855565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?