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“Spot on in every detail”

Apple Tree Tea Rooms
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Minehead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Apple Tree Tearooms is to be found half way up the tree-lined avenue in Minehead. Serving a healthy cooked breakfast, soups, jacket potatoes, toasties, sandwiches and baguettes and salads and Ploughmans. Luscious home-made cream teas, cakes, cookies and slices make this venue a mecca for visitors and locals alike. Boasting a colourful interior and equally delightful al fresco tea garden, this café is ideally suited to families with young children, as children's books, toys and treasure hunts are provided. There is good disabled access and facilities. Oh, and dogs are also most welcome -they are offered dog blankets, treats and water bowls (as long as they are owners are well-behaved).
Reviewed November 12, 2013

On my first visit here I found it by accident and was a very welcome retreat from All Tomorrows Parties (Punters of ATP take note !!). I found the building, decoration and interesting objects and images on the walls very comforting. The staff are way ahead of competition, not just in the sense of the local area but much generally in the that many other coffee & tea rooms across the UK could take a healthy note of what they are really falling short on. The place is loved by the owners in a way that they seem non-complacent and are receptive to what the public have to feedback to them on their experience. When it comes to service and taste in making the place feel right the owners excel at what they do and it should go without saying that the drinks and food are of a high standard that they are proud to serve and consume themselves.

Much deserved praise to this lovely place that are becoming more difficult to find these days.

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1  Thank 913jim
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Apple_on_the_Avenue, Owner at Apple Tree Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Well, thank you and thank you again!
It was a pleasure talking to you both that rainy day and we were very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us so much. You hit the nail on the head – we don’t do complacent. Every comment made to us gets scrutinised to see how we can keep on top of the game. Naturally that’s always going to be ‘work in progress’. When you next visit West Somerset drop by and say hello … we’ll be here.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was a truely amazing place and the welcome was fantastic... the food is mostly made by the oweners and is VERY good. The prices are also very reasonable and the portion sizes are to die for. If in or Near Minehead then a must visit.

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Apple_on_the_Avenue, Owner at Apple Tree Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. It’s always a pleasure to be reminded we’re doing the right thing! We were gratified you mentioned the portion sizes – generous is the name of the game. Again, that you!

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We recently visited Minehead and stopped here for lunch - if only there were more places like it! What a welcome, fabulous food, excellent customer service and beautiful decor inside with a fantastic garden to the rear. Perhaps you guys should buy out one of the large coffee chains and show them how it is done!
Great place for dogs too who would also like me to say that they enjoyed the customer service, fresh water and treats. Woof
When we are next in the area we won't hesitate in stopping in and will make sure we are hungry. Well done to you both, what a welcome exception to the norm.

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Thank DS4Southampton
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Apple_on_the_Avenue, Owner at Apple Tree Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Well, what can we say? We certainly enjoyed entertaining the three most important individuals in your party – namely the hounds! What a great idea you had about a ‘doggy platter’. We shall be looking into that for next season. We were delighted you too had a rewarding experience and after your afternoon visit we felt just a little smug with all the praise. It set us up for the following day and there’s no greater compliment we can pay you in return. Many thanks.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great Little place to eat staff are friendly and a nice garden at the back would really recommended trying the cream teas best scones ever!

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Thank Jack23355
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Apple_on_the_Avenue, Owner at Apple Tree Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Thank you very much for your comment. If you get the chance to come and see us again, try the fruit scones. While they’re a recent addition they are already a big hit – and we’d value your opinion. Thanks again!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We have visited these tea rooms twice within the last 6 weeks, on both occasion we sat in the rear garden and really enjoyed the surrounding in peace and quiet.
But most importantly the quality of the products namely the Gluten Free options - the apple & pecan tart is to die for. The staff go out of thier way to make you feel welcome, definately one of the best team rooms we have visited in a long time. Look forward to our trip next year.

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Thank tycwrdd
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Apple_on_the_Avenue, Owner at Apple Tree Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

The apple & pecan slice has been a hit with a lot of people – even those who don’t require a gluten-free option. It took some doing but we think we’ve hit on a winning formula here. Next time take a look at the marvellous (but VERY filling) gluten-free flapjack slices. It’s so satisfying when special dietary needs can be seamlessly incorporated into the general menu – then everyone feels included! Thank you for your feedback – we really appreciate it … and see you next year.

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