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The Captain's House Afternoon Tea

1 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England
+44 1598 753369
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good4%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible64%
17 Jul 2017
“Setting 5 Star-Hospitality Zero”
6 Jul 2017
“No Change Given!”
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1 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted by the garden setting, nestled against the babbling brook running past this this establishment. Slightly concerned at the note pinned to closed front door requesting " Ring the Bell for Service"- but we did. We were met by a man ( eventually)who...More

1  Thank Julia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our very bad experience at this place, we would never recommand The Captain's House to any traveler. We stopped at the Captain's House for a tea, as this place is also a Tea Garden. A couple was already enjoying some tea in the pretty...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this establishment recently and ordered 2 coffees. These seemed to appear rather rapidly and on tasting them seemed to be the cheapest instant coffee out there , so bitter , it was disgusting and at £5.00 for two a complete rip off ,...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Stopped off here after a walk to Watersmeet as the garden looked lovely with a nice view over the river. However we should have read TP first as we have to agree with all the other one star reviewers. The host points you to a...More

1  Thank GBS148
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The location is lovely with a superb array of flowers. The cakes are all made on site and were very nice. Very amiable host who has a dry sense of humour, which upon reading other reviews, is obviously not to some people's liking.

2  Thank Rosco22
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Having just eaten lunch in Lynmouth the four in our party decided to take a stroll up the Lyn Gorge to Watersmeet.. Passing the "Captains House" we decided to stop for 'just tea and coffee' in the lovely garden.(£10 for 2 teas & 2 basic...More

1  Thank Mel B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The garden was the highlight. Unfortunately, we didn't realise until we were paying that they don't take credit card which led to an embarrassing difficulty which was sorted by paying a £1 surcharge to use our card.

2  Thank valdickenson1
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Gosh. I wish I had read these reviews before we went in recently. It is quite uncanny how our experience mirrored those of others. Overpriced, overbearing, argumentative and deceptive. Definitely one to avoid. The funny thing is that my wife told me before we went...More

2  Thank Maurice L
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely location in Lynmouth but beware! We were greeted by a man with "Four cream teas?" Then when we said we wanted tea it was "Cake?" We all ordered cake. When he brought the order out he said it was £24. Seemed a lot but...More

1  Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We thought we ought to have a cream tea as we were on holiday in Devon, and dropped in here. Although the man was friendly, we were rather pounced on as we entered the charming courtyard garden. Sadly the cream tea was very ordinary. The...More

1  Thank Amanda G
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  • Address: 1 Tors Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 753369
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