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Southill Tea Room

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55 High Street | Southill, Biggleswade SG18 9JB, England
+44 1462 817430
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my friend after a morning shopping. I had what they called a Latte but it was more like a milky coffee that formed a skin on top, it was nice though my friend had tea and we both had a piece of coffee and walnut cake which was really good and nice and moist. Was not... More 

Thank Drinamoon
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer it is a lovely spot to have a pot of tea a sandwich and a tea cake served off bone china. The service is usually prompt and a high standard has been maintained since a change of hands, which is reassuring.

Thank xyjason
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely local tea room with plenty on offer and helpful staff! Nice added touch of being able to purchase gifts in the shop too.

1 Thank Laura S
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been staying at Queen Anne's Summerhouse on the nearby Shuttleworth Estate. The tea room also has a small shop on the side with essential provisions which has been perfect - a lovely four mile walk there and back. Today, we tried the cakes. The Victoria sponge and Bakewell slide were perfect - moist, generously sized, lavishly filled and obviously... More 

Thank cuzglc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Especially lovely in the summer as the gardens are stunning! However unfortunately the scone, cream and jam were not very good as the sconce was hard and it all didn't taste very fresh. I would to try again with a cream tea! Until then I will have to venture elsewhere for my cream tea fix :/

1 Thank Louise D
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Either way a nice place for a traditional tea and cake or even a salad lunch. Quite village location. Can be busy so advise able to book. Friendly staff.

Thank John S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I can not express how much I love this place I have 2 very fussy teenagers and the loved it too. It is small so you may have to wait for a table. But it is worth it food was outstanding staff where very friendly I can't wait to go back

Thank Vicki L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, reasonably priced afternoon tea in the cosy tea rooms! We pre-booked for three and were in a cute little private corner in the tea rooms and enjoyed every bit of the afternoon. There's no tea menu but the tea was perfect, as were the cakes etc, including the gluten free options for one of our party. Can only recommend... More 

Thank amcbeaver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is a small and yet wonderful tea room with knick knacks to purchase dotted around the place. It does get very busy but a table usually becomes free within 10 minutes. They serve lovely tea in china teapots with china cups and saucers. It serves home made amazing cakes, scones and lunches and is friendly, busy and vibrant. Parking... More 

Thank JH41
Shefford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I'm showing my age now by comparing this amazing tea shop to a Lyons corner house,the menu on offer is 1st class. But what makes this shop stand out is the fantastic welcome & service.

Thank ray p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $14
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 High Street | Southill, Biggleswade SG18 9JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Biggleswade
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 817430
The tea room used to be the Southill Post Office until it was closed down a few years ago. It is a jewel. We pride ourselves on home baked cakes and scones and hope that you enjoy them just as much as we do.

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