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The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here with friends for early afternoon drinks as the outdoor seating area looked nice. The staff were moaning about another member of staff (perhaps the manager?) they seemed demotivated and totally disinterested in us as their customers!! We ordered 3 lattes 1 tea 2 scones and 2 pieces of lemon drizzle cake. £20.40 which is very expensive for... More 

Thank lola584
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat outside on a lovely sunny day & enjoyed a cold drink & tray bake. I got a can of juice which I thought was very good value at £1 but wasn't offered a glass or straw. I assumed that's why it was cheap. My mum went in and asked for a glass which she was given with a... More 

1 Thank julieeslater72
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pity. It could be lovely but it isn't! Food was poor quality, over-priced and the staff were nothing short of surly. They need to remember it's the holiday makers who pay their wages. We won't be back.

Thank diallison@gmail... D
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked from Holkham song the beach we were in need of food and a rest. On the main shopping drag but a quiet little corner with a nice outside area for our toddler to explore without disturbing others. Dogs welcomed too. Food was filled rolls, sausage rolls or flans and lovely cakes. They very kindly did a 'piccy plate'... More 

Thank emmColchester
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grabbed a quick lunch, tempted by the tables outside. Sandwich made to order, so it's fresh, not a massive choice, reasonable, but not startling.

Thank Stewart R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 drinks 2 small scones for £10.20-wont be back. Staff not friendly at all. Holidaymakers should try another Cafe.

1 Thank Elaine M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A very friendly little cafe in a nice off street location. Home made cakes with a twist, some really different flavours. Last time we were there we had delicious rhubarb and ginger sponge. Nice selection of sandwiches etc and a great cuppa.

Thank applecrab
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have been going to The Mermaids Purse for a number of year and I am sad to say that I will not be going back. Food was bland, cakes felt and tasted like they had been on display for a while. Selection was also quite small. To add the final nail in this visit, my three year old daughter... More 

Thank Marc C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Tried this tea room several years ago and found the girls serving to be be unfriendly and rude. The food on that occasion was poor the drinks were equally bad and very over priced. We however thought the sun was shining and would give them another try. If you like consistency, then I can confirm this tea room is certainly... More 

Thank Norfolkdreamer
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Whilst on a girls weekend staying at a nearby cottage, the info recommended this place! On walking into the cafe, the displays were filled with unappetising looking cakes. Whilst trying to decide what we might like to order we were sternly told "not to swoon!" Needless to say we took our business elsewhere. This place is definitely lacking skills in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea

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