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Corn Dolly Tea Shop

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115A East Street, South Molton EX36 3DB, England
+44 (0)1769 574249
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a while since we have been to the Corn Dolly, only because we live in the North of England. Cakes the size of your head, as I like to tell my daughters and they weren't disappointed. Lunch was great and we took the cakes away for later. Great place and great food not much else to say.

Thank Cla541
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a traditional Devonshire cream tea then this is the place to come. It can get busy tho. Huge portions as well!

Thank sunbaby246
Newquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a good many years we have made an annual pilgrimage to South Molton's famous tea shop: The Corn Dolly. My husband looked forward to the cream tea: two scone wedges, a bowl of Devonshire cream, a dish of jam and pot of tea. This July (2016) was no different but to our disappointment The Corn Dolly menu had changed... More 

Thank Jen O
Kevin V, Owner at Corn Dolly Tea Shop, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed with your visit, it is such as shame as we do still offer exactly the same Cream Tea that we have for the last 30 years. It is on the menu in the centre page under specialties called "The Corn Dolly Tea" and it is indeed exactly as you have described. In fact our... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here twice whilst on holiday with family. The breakfast sandwiches of bacon or sausages are simply amazing. My mum also had the boiled eggs and said they were so tasty and wonderfully cooked. Staff are friendly and very quick service. Cooked breakfast is a bit expensive at £9 but well worth a visit!

Thank Janninemcmaster
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely family lunch here. Food was fresh and tasty, good sized portions and nice coffee. Most staff were very friendly and welcoming, although one girl was rather ride at the end of our visit which was disappointing.

Thank Laura G
Bexley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the corn dolly a few times during visit to Devon and every time has been lovely! Food is great value for money and very tasty. Staff ok, just didn't seem to care as much because we wasn't local and not very chatty.

Thank PuzzledMoss17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were several options for gluten-free food and the bacon and avocado salad that I chose was very nice. The staff were helpful and you can take (well behaved) dogs in.

Thank Stanth
Bollington, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely tea room in south molton, there was a selection of gluten free foods, and hence why we chose to go there. The food was lovely and nice sized portions. This tea room is obviously very popular as we had to wait for a table to become available. Only downside was how busy the staff were, although it was a... More 

Thank Aimee H
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Whistle stop lunch, jacket potatoes and sandwiches and the largest range of tea I've ever seen! Freindly staff, nothing too much trouble and amazing pickles! Outstanding value for money and delicious

Thank Sally A
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My friend and I arrived here on a wet Monday. It was about two o'clock, if I remember rightly. Firstly the doorway was blocked because an old lady was standing behind it as there was nowhere else for her to stand, with her walking stick. About five other people were waiting in the small hallway, which also leads into the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115A East Street, South Molton EX36 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  South Molton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1769 574249

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