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The Almshouse Tea Shop

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The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
+44 1934 733720
09:00 - 16:00
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Mold, North Wales
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in by chance after a lovely walk around the reservoir. Friendly staff, lovely food and a little outside courtyard to sit in the sun.

1 Thank Andrew E
Radstock, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been 3 times now. The second time was to preview it for coffee and to preview it for a cycle ride lunch. The mocha was probably the best I've ever had and we had to go back because we were too busy talking to the staff to remember to pay and had to go back! When we booked the... More 

1 Thank Nigel M
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick stop on way to the church graveyard and was pleasantly glad we did. The customer service and food was great, well priced and served quickly. Great coffee too! As my family history was in the town from the late 1700's, it was nice that the had printed out a page of the history of the building... More 

1 Thank Y3253JTmarkf
Somerset, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit here and very impressed. Food was very good and the building and decor are lovely. However, best bit is the staff. I arrived late in the day with my elderly father who walks with a stick. They found us a table downstairs and really made a fuss of my dad. As we were leaving the manager gave us... More 

1 Thank 2FromWells
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit to The Almshouse and pleased that we had a table available that suited your dad. We look forward to seeing you again soon ... If the Great British weather allows you could even opt for booking a table in the courtyard next time ... it is a real sun trap! More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely comfortable surroundings and a lovely warm and friendly feel. Varied menu. Great service. An enjoyable time. My Brie and bacon panini was delicious and presented nicely with salad, coleslaw and crisps. My husband enjoyed his 2 scone cream tea, but would have liked a choice of scones, which is the ONLY reason we have awarded very good and not... More 

1 Thank Anita G
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review The Almshouse. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food selection and do understand that some customers would like fruited scones or cheese scones. Last summer we offered both of these options and found that there was some demand for them but most customers still preferred plain scones. If you were planning... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Having just visited Cheddar we stopped off at Axbridge to visit the King John's Hunting Lodge and fancied a cream tea. We spotted this cafe. We are so glad we decided to give it a try as the scones were amongst the best we have tried and the service was excellent, friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank milesopie
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review ... we are delighted that you enjoyed your cream teas so much and thank you for recommending us. As you will have noticed, we are off the main bypass so rely on recommendations either via word of mouth or TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again if you are in the area. More 

Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Just had a wonderful lunch at The Almshouse; beautiful food at very reasonable prices, superb coffee and first class service with a smile. Free sausage for a grateful dog was the icing on the cake ( we bought a lemon drizzle to bring home and it was great too. )

1 Thank gerry19542017
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Tea Shop. The doggy sausages are very popular ... our wonderful family butcher in Wells can't make them quick enough! We hope you will be back soon ... if only to try another of our takeaway cakes. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Think all the reviews state what a lovely place this is to visit. We too very much enjoyed coffee and cake plus the gluten free cake which was delicious. Our children and little puppy were given a warm welcome and shown where the games and colouring were. Fantastic customer service throughout! A great find in this medieval town!

1 Thank Mrs_Betto
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review ... TripAdvisor reviews are important to us and the whole team enjoy both receiving them and learning from them. We find out what works through customers like yourself taking the time to review the Tea Shop so thank you again and we hope to see you again. More 

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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for refreshments after a family walk in the Mendips. The coffee, sandwiches, and cakes were very good and in particular the carrot cake. The staff were very friendly and helpful, bringing a high chair outside for the baby and giving the dog a sausage.

Thank Christopher4747
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing The Almshouse ... we hope that you will pop in next time you are in Axbridge ... if only for a doggy sausage! More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Super service, super clean, super tasty food. The building is quirky and full of history, the service is attentive and friendly and the Afternoon teas are excellent. I recommend booking if you want to be sure of getting in at lunch times, and if you want the afternoon tea then at least 24hrs notice is required!

1 Thank Graham G
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea with us and hope that we are at the top of your list should you like to treat someone to something special again or just fancy trying something else on our menu. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope to see you in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
British, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Axbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 733720
Our small, family run business is set in an original 15th Century Almshouse which is full of character and atmosphere. It is a relaxing place to enjoy everything from a simple cuppa to breakfast, through lunch to afternoon tea. During fair weather our secluded courtyard garden is a must see and now with seating available in The Square it is a wonderful spot to watch the world go by. The small town of Axbridge is found at the foot of The Mendip Hills at the edge of the Somerset Levels. It is just two miles from the much better known village of Cheddar with it's famous Gorge, cheese and caves. Axbridge is particularly popular with walkers & cyclists as The Strawberry Line runs through it's Medieval Square and we are dog and child friendly.
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?