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“tea excellent”

The Garden Tea Room & Delicatessen
Price range: $3 - $19
Cuisines: British, European
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A stone house overlooking the church green with a lovely vintage atmosphere. Home of Scrummy Bites contemporary catering. Delicious light lunches handmade using local produce. Naughty cakes, award winning scones and exotic desserts. Gluten & dairy free options available. Regular supper club for members. Outside patio and garden seating and log fire on cold days. Friendly welcome. Dogs welcome in the garden.
ystrad rct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“tea excellent”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

the service was superb, nice to be served by someone with a smiley face who was enjoying herself. tea and cakes scrumy. will go back for certain.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank kerry e
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joanna b, Owner at The Garden Tea Room & Delicatessen, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Hi Kerry
I am so glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us here at The Garden...Bethanya takes great pleasure in serving her customers with a smile especially in this lovely weather. There is nothing better than seeing all our customers enjoying their light lunches or afternoon teas in our garden watched by the bantams and Wesley the cat.
I do hope you can visit again soon
Joanna
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29 reviews from our community

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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great location”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Put simply, it is a beautiful village (Think Midsummer Murders or Miss Marple territory) with lots of wisteria and beams on houses on display.We enjoyed a lovely cream tea (perfect cuppa) on a hot day and all thoroughly enjoyed it. The building is very historic in feeling and design with a remarkably smart interior. Food excellent and great service. The only thing out of place is the facilities which are brick but have a wooden cladding.

The deli was small and had a tasty but odd mix of food on display. There were cereals along with delicious preserves. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank originalmiscellany
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joanna b, Owner at The Garden Tea Room & Delicatessen, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit to The Garden. Our cream teas are a great favourite, I think it is the combination of Granny Bruce's delicious scone recipe and the local raspberry jam with lashings of clotted cream that seems to do the trick. As well as our usual times we will be OPEN on sunny Sundays over the summer holidays between 2pm and 5pm. We hope you get another chance to visit us soon. You are right our new disabled toilet looks a little like a garden shed but this was intended as I felt it would be impossible to copy the old stonework of this historic house. We have tried to make it feel like a trip to the loo at the bottom of the Garden in years gone by but a cleaner more enjoyable experience!!!!
Kind regards Joanna.
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margaretb2
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely English garden with a view across a meadow and tea with delicious cakes on a sunny day -mmm”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful place for a relaxing tea with delicious cakes - I can particularly recommend the chocolate cake

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank margaretb2
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joanna b, Owner at The Garden Tea Room & Delicatessen, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for your very positive review, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Garden. I hope you get the chance to visit us again sometime soon.
We are OPEN on sunny Sundays from 2pm-5pm over the summer holidays as well as our usual times. Give a quick ring on 01568 709142 just to check before you come.
All the best
Joanna
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“More than excellent”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Well-signposted from the road, what a find. A lovely location with beautiful garden out front and ‘secret’ garden out the back. I went ‘off menu’ and ordered an iced coffee – which was delicious and I was asked (and gave) honest feedback. The ‘more milk’ requested arrived promptly. Excellent food – well presented and really tasty. And impossible not to resist one of the delicious cakes. Great place with very thoughtful touches (in the loo, flannels for drying hands, cold drinks in small carafes inc tap water, nasturtium petal in the green salad) – also has small shop in one of the rooms – selling, amongst other unexpected delights, arnica cream for goodness sake. Amazing!) Independent enterprising people getting it right like this really deserve our support.
Our late lunch included the arrival of thirty 6 year olds from the local school who were doing a project about food. Their thoughtful teacher was horrified that they all believed that tea out consisted of a lunch box with a free toy (i.e. MacDonalds dare I say). I wouldn’t say our meal was ‘disturbed’ – the pupils were so well behaved and a credit to their school. Hats off to the owner for getting so involved – cleverly planting seeds for customers of the future and being truly involved in real education.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank fabchicktraveller
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joanna b, Owner at The Garden Tea Room & Delicatessen, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Garden. It was a very eventful afternoon with 32 six year olds coming for tea. I agree with you that they were very well behaved and a credtit to their school.They managed to polish off a large quantity of our homemade scones with jam and cream, lemon drizzle cake and chocolate slice. I am so glad you were not disturbed and we do hope you visit again very soon.
Joanna
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Knighton, Wales
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Pretty much perfect!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

To describe 'The Garden' as just a Tea Room probably gives the wrong impression and definitely understates the experience awaiting you. If indeed it is a Tea Room then the gold standard has been set, the bar raised and other assorted cliches rendered insufficient. Would-be opposition in this field beware, you need to up your game! Superb fresh light lunches, local seasonal produce, top notch homemade bakery products, perfect surroundings to eat inside or out, lovely atmosphere and friendly personal service are all the excellent parts that make up an even better whole! Great experience that need to be, exactly that, experienced! Completely recommended, go try and then write your own, inevitably 5 star, review.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TonyKnighton_Wales
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joanna b, Owner at The Garden Tea Room & Delicatessen, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hi Tony...thank you for your lovely review.
We do enjoy welcoming people to The Garden Tea Room. I hope you get the chance to visit us again very soon.
This weather is great at the moment for eating outside in the sunny garden overlooking the church green or cooling down after a hot day with a glass of something cool on the shady patio.
All the best
Joanna
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