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Bumbles Tea Room

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The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
+44 1736 797977
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West Midlands
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83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had walked past the tea rooms many times and decided to pop in for a cream tea. It was very average and the scones had been microwaved which made them a little soggy. Probably wouldn't return.

Thank hufri
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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646 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been given a fresh makeover by a new group of keen restauranteurs who have taken over from the old guard who have exited stage left. Fear not you band of hungry and thirsty people, you will not be let down by the wonderful cakes and great coffee plus outside seating in the sun. it is lovely to... More 

Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times, in 2014/15, & although a little slow with service, the cream tea was good, as was the toasted sandwiches we had, but last September we found the staff a little offhand, didn't seem interested in the fact that we were customers, so we didn't stay that time. Its on a bit of a... More 

Thank Nonamedisplayed
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped for a drink and a bite to eat mid afternoon. Nothing wrong with the place, but nothing great either. The competition is much better, and that's why they are always full. Would I go back? Only if other places were packed.

Thank Ian B
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our group of four stopped in for drinks and a snack. Two of our group had some very average scones which clearly weren't home baked, but had instead come from some supermarkets own brand range. A tuna sandwich was okay but for the bread which, again, seemed to have come from a supermarket 'budget' range. One of the drinks (a... More 

Thank April K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Waited a long time to be saved when hot food arrived not great. Toast not warm. Latte Luke warm. Visited Bumbles every year for the past sixteen years however this time was certainly the last.

1 Thank 2205Mark
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a takeaway cup of tea on our way back to the car park and were shocked at the price, especially for such a small cup!

1 Thank gingerfeef
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 3.15 and made our own way to a clear table. The waitress had seen us but never acknowledged us. We looked at the menu and made our choices. At 3.34 the waitress came to us and asked what we would like we pointed to the sandwiches and were immediately told that food finished at 3.30 but was... More 

1 Thank sammysparents
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Good choice nice & clean & cheery Decided on baked potato as it was lunchtime, plenty of salad & filling Would call again Staff needed a bit of geeing up on service level

Thank Elaine T
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We arrived in St Ives early and hungry, So finding Bumbles tea room was handy. My mug of coffee, was excellent, 10x better than my last at Costa Coffee. The Tea and scones, with cream and strawberry jam,, Was standard fare.

Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?