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Montacute Country Tearooms B&B
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Montacute Country Tearooms B&B
Ranked #4 of 5 Montacute B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 25, 2013

On our way back from holiday in Cornwall, we visited Montacute House, hoping to enjoy the usual fine cream teas on offer with National Trust. Unfortunately, due to high winds, the house had to close, resulting in having to go in the village for sustenance, and recommended by the staff.
We liked the look of the toy museum/tea room, so took a seat. After ordering two cream teas, from a harrassed looking waiter, we sat and waited at least 15 minutes. When the tea arrived, the scone was scorching hot, clearly having been in a microwave, and had the consistency of a bread roll. The cups were a chunky pottery style, totally unsuitable for afternoon tea, so a major disappointment all round. The waiter didnt look up from the till, or speak as we left, so we shan't be returning when we re-visit the house next time.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank steve b
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Took the 9yr old kids in the easter holidays to the toy museum. Happy to pay the £6.99 adult fee, £4.99 for children (total cost £16.97) before we went in. We were full of excitement however, this was all over so quickly as we got round it in 10-15 mins max.
It was so cold as no heating (it was in the afternoon and we were wearing layers). The toy collection was good for nostalgia but the interactive button pressing cheap sound toys, like Ricky Gervais and Mr T didn't really fit in with the displays. Even the kids thought they were naff.
Even the cyberman in a shed (a non disguised really shed) looked a bit bored.
Its a shame as I think if it was more reasonably priced like £3.50 each I wouldn't have felt so ripped off.
The best bit was the gift shop. My advise is to go to the tea shop and look round the gift shop and spend the same money you would have spent on the entrance fee and take home something to remember it by.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Claire C
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stopped in here on our way to holiday in Cornwall. We weren't overly impressed. The service was really slow... 35 minutes for cold food. When it arrived it was very average and portion sizes were on the small side. We also ordered white bread, but all got brown. Kids didn't like this but just could not be bothered to complain as we were all hungry and were worried that we would have another long wait for them to rectify this.

Toy museum was not bad. It is really just a lot of outdoor walk through sheds full of toys, but lots of interesting things to look at none the less. We won't be coming back though.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ChicPrincess
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Our en suite family room was very well appointed. Recently decorated, new towels, power shower, wifi, in room, tv & tea making facilities. Great breakfast freshly cooked to order.
There is a pub about 20 yards down the road. Looked good, didn't go in.
The shop around the Toy & Radio museum is well worth a look. Some amazing things in there. Montacute House, a 5 minute walk away must be visited. Fantastic example of an English Country House. Run by the National Trust. Farmers Market was on when we were there. The Somerset Biltong was excellent.
The entire village of Montacute is architecturally significant.

Room Tip: Our room was great. It is a pretty quiet village, with the rooms up on the top floor, so no problems...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank James1Head
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Stayed here 3 nights over a Bank Holiday weekend in a single room. I stayed 3 nights as I was cycling the Tour of Wessex and found the B & B comfortable, quiet, and reasonably priced.
My host was pleasant, accommodated my bike in the conservatory/breakfast room and as I needed to make an early start each day was very flexible in serving me a cooked breakfast at 7:15 each day. The shower in my room was excellent and revived me for the cycle ride each day. There was no toilet in the room but this was just around the corner in the hallway. Breakfast was good with a range of options. There is a pub almost next door and one a few hundred yards down the road in the village. Will probably revisit the village to take in the film and tv collection attached to the tea shop and visit the national trust property Montacute House

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank AuntWallop
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

The rooms are set within a very interesting Toy and Radio Museum, which adds a a quirky, interesting atmosphere. The single room had a shower and basin but no toilet, however there is one nearby.
There is a breakfast menu and the breakfast room is the tearoom of the museum, which is airy and light.
The owners are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ironmancrazy
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

I first went to the TV, Radio and Toy museum about 7 years ago, after my cousin insisted I 'just had to see it'.
Then I went back to see it again and spend more time, in the lovely village, see the NT house and to stay in the B&B and enjoy the Tearooms. All 5 Star attractions.
The Museum is a brilliant and the visitors book is full with the same experiences from people who have just journeyed back in time to the world of their childhood.
The B&B is excellent and the hospitality wonderful.
It's time I went back again...

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Bill P
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Address: 1 South Street, Montacute TA15 6XD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Montacute
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Montacute
Price Range: $88 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Montacute Country Tearooms B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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