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“Ice cream rip off”

Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe
Ranked #25 of 49 Restaurants in Southwold
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Ice cream rip off”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We purchased 2 large cornets from the ice cream booth in the car park. the young guy didnt know how to use the nachine and had to go for his grandad. after A few minutes he arrived. i feel he didnt quite know how to use the machine.as the cornets were all uneven and rather small. we were charged 4.60,which in my opinion was a total rip off. buy your ice cream else where.
southwold is a very quiet .untouched little sea front. nice for the older visitor. A nice pier for a walk. and a very clean beach.

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent afternoon tea And warm welcome”
Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

We all enjoyed sandwiches and great cakes and the children messed aboutvin the boats. The new owners have made a great start on improving the venue. Definetly worth a visit.

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“Lovely!!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is an absolutely fabulous place to go for a cup of tea and a rather generous slice of yummy cake! I would recommend this to anyone. Staff are lovely and friendly and new owners have made it look delighful! Thanks again

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Suffolk
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“Tea as it used to be....”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Ideal spot for a nice cuppa with good food and freshly baked cakes. Short walk from the pier you'll find a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. A change from the hustle and bustle and Southwold pier or the town.

  • Visited March 2012
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Hemel Hempstead
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“A very english tearoom”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

Most folk visit the cafes on the pier at Southwold, but much better - and a short walk away - is this little gem. A large white hut on the far side of the boating lake with a style best described as 'shabby chic'. The china doesn't match and nor do the cushions on the cane outside seating. A bit like home in fact! Monster cake portions and some of the best bacon sarnies ever! Swift and friendly service with a lovely view across the boating lake. So good we went three times in one week!

  • Visited July 2011
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