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Alwalton Post Office Tearoom & Stores
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Alwalton
Price range: $0 - $9
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Eat, drink, shop and post all under one roof. Olde Worlde teamroom in a village setting with light lunches, freshly made sandwiches and rolls to take away, teas, coffees and cakes. Alwalton stores offers locally sourced fruit and vegetables, fresh bread and rolls, papers, magazines, brea, milk, ice cream and much more. We are your local Post Office offering a friendly and personal service.
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Small tea rooms above Post Office; freshly prepared food by attentive staff; very competitively priced. Great, would visit again.

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

First time visit to this place with my mother for a light lunch, we arrived around midday (ish). The tea room is located in the roof space/attic of this rather old & quaint thatched building. The stairs leading up are very narrow & at the foot of the stairs you have to duck down a bit to avoid banging your head, there is a sign to warn you of this! On reaching the top of the stairs where the tea room is the tables are set out in a variety of either 2 place setting or 4, there was only one other elderly couple already seated. We noticed there were rather a lot of teddy bears dotted here and there. We opted to sit at a table for 2 near the imitation log burner which although was on did not radiat any heat which we could've done with as was a little chilly up there. The ceiling was also very low so I was rather glad I had opted to wear flat shoes as with being 5ft 9" tall, if I'd have worn heels I would of had to stoop to avoid banging my head. We had a pot of tea which would've been ideal had it been served in china or porcelain crockery, the tea was nice & helped to keep us warm though. Whilst waiting for our food more people had arrived & it seemed to get quite full rather quickly. Another couple of ladies who had ordered food had to leave as the wait for their food was taking too long, they just had a drink & had to cancel their food order as had another appointment to go to. Another lady arrived on her own and sat on a table near to us but must have got fed up even waiting to be asked what she wanted as no one came to serve her, she left after about 10 mins. Our food arrived seemingly quickly but then we only ordered sandwich baps which came with a small side salad but the rolls were so large we couldn't eat it all so I suppose there was value for money there. On the whole I probably would visit again but would go late morning to avoid the lunch time rush.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

A lovely thatched village post office/stores with a tearoom upstairs. No disabled access to the tearoom unfortunately, but that is the nature of this very old building (steep narrow stairs),but there are tables set up outside if the weather allows. The tearoom ladies serve proper tea,light lunches, sandwiches and cakes, also takeaway sandwiches, fresh bread and other supplies are available from the well stocked shop. Close to the A1, Alwalton village is easily accessible from the A605 Oundle Road. There is a pleasant walk through the village,down to the River Nene and Alwalton Lock. Those requiring a more sustantial meal, could visit The Cuckoo pub, directly opposite the Post Office.

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Thank siggydave
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