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“A real treat!”

Mother's Little Vintage Tea Room
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: (PLEASE NOTE THE TEA ROOM IS CLOSING DOWN - LAST DAY SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2015. Thank you to all our customers!) Finalist, Somerset Life Food & Drinks Award 2014. A small, specialist traditional 1930s tea shop offering old favourites as well as modern food and drink choices. We serve and sell fine everyday tea, as well as rare and limited edition teas, arabica bean fresh espresso and french press coffee. Also premium hot chocolate made with real, melted Belgium chocolate. Also find cloudy lemonade, Australian ginger beer and other delights according to the season. Brunch, light lunches (vegetarian options) and Cream Teas served all day (gluten and dairy free scones available). Please call to pre-book special Afternoon'Ritz-style' Teas. Open 10.30Am - 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday (last orders 4.30Pm). Table booking recommended to avoid disappointment.
Reviewed March 13, 2013

A friend and I came to Castle Cary after a visit to a vintage fabric sale nearby. After a good look round some of the lovely shops in the village, we spotted Mother's Little Vintage Tea Room, and it seemed apt to pop in for a cuppa. I'm so glad we did. The decor was straight out of the 1930's/40's, with each table laid up with vintage hand embroidered cloths and china cake-stands. On a sideboard at the back there were a selection of delicious looking homemade cakes.

The waitress that served us was friendly and attentive, and the menus were extensive (a whole menu each for teas and coffees, and another for soft drinks and snacks!). I dont think I have ever seen such a huge selection of tea! We decided on the traditional cream tea with RAF tea (some of the proceeds of which are donated to Help for Heros). The scones were perfect, the cream and jam delicious and the tea plentiful. To round off our enjoyable experience, we were presented with a little posy of flowers each to celebrate Mother's Day the following day - a really nice touch!

It wasn't the cheapest cream tea, but worth every penny for the ambience and the charm of the place. A real Saturday afternoon treat!

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1  Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Had lovely tea with friends there and despite all the breakables they were very patient with our 4 kids...best hot chocolate EVER!!

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Thank NickyMW
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I've walked past this pretty little tea shop and finally went in today with a friend. After 'playing' with the old-fashioned telephone in the entrance, trying out our 1930's cut-glass accents, we stepped back in time as we went. It's a little gem and a perfect reproduction of an English tea room from the 30's-40's - just like the tea shop in Dad's Army! Wonderful menu with a wide range of food - sandwiches, soups, crumpets, tea cakes alongside set-teas with the full works and all great value. It's a delight!

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1  Thank oldrectorycottage
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

A truly authentic afternoon tea experience - everything from the wallpaper to the music, to copies of newspapers and magazines of the time is perfectly in period. A varied choice of teas, homemade scones, jam and delcious cakes including a gut-sticking chocolate cake made with Green&Blacks chocolate - delicious! Add to that waitresses in period costume and china cups and tea pots - some of which you can buy.

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Thank Jo F
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

A really quaint, well-thought out tea-room. The atmosphere is really authentic and you feel you have gone back in time! Even down to the hand-written menus, and the waitresses in costume - it is a really lovely atmosphere. There is a good selection of hot drinks. The staff are really friendly, especially the owner, who was particularly welcoming to my daughter and a group of her friends who went on a separate occasion to me. Adults in other tea-rooms have assumed that because they are teenagers, they are second-class citizens, but the lady here was lovely to them and made them feel really welcome. Everyone in my family love it here, and we will all be visiting again soon!

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