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Simon the Pieman

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3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 222207
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the perfect tea room for an afternoon in Rye. The service was friendly, the cakes absolutely delicious - perfectly situated and very traditional. Came back for a full lunch and that was great too!

Thank Lauren A
Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been visiting this tea shop for nearly fourth years but it has gone downhill and unless it changes we won't go back. The menu is not nicely presented and the only black coffee served is espresso. Needless to say we didn't stay so need out and went elsewhere in the town. Such a shame as this was a lover... More 

Thank jilly255
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a let down - arrived to a busy tearoom (looked even more promising), managed to get a table by the roaring fire (another bonus) but then downhill ever after. The promised goats cheese and caramelised red onion tart contained no red onion, the bread for the ploughmans was stale and who knows what happened to the coleslaw. Young waitress... More 

Thank Sarbie1050
London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on a busy day for a cream tea. The fire was belting out heat and it was very cozy. Would have been absolutely perfect if there had been sultanas in the scones and the table hadn't been sticky. Lovely cakes on display that seemed to be going down well with the other customers. Great coffee too.

Thank Trangmard
High Wycombe, United kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All that you would expect from a bakery/lunchtime cafe, but nearly £2 for a can ofR White's lemonade/child's ribena?!

Thank Joseph W
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here on a snowy day in February - good soup, tea cakes and pasty - very olde worlde - served quickly with nice staff.

Thank 207Caroline
Croydon, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in for afternoon tea on a cold February day and as I am diabetic, I was heartened by the selection of savoury items in a "Pie" shop with a big open fire. We both had tea, my husband a coffee meringue and me, a traditional pasty. Sadly our high expectations were not met. My pasty had limp rubbery,... More 

Thank Terry E
Wembley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food choices simply unbeatable. My husband had warm scones and I had gluten free chocolate fudge cake. Many other cakes and cookies to choose from as well as sandwiches. We went there after a 3 hour walk around Rye in Feb and the real fire was so welcoming. The building has Tudor history surrounding it. Fab!

Thank pshah2017
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First cup of coffee was lukewarm. First choice on menu was not available. Our bill was mixed up with another table so we were charged too much. When I discovered this and phoned to check they apologised for the mistake and after some discussion said they would send me a cheque with the difference. We are still waiting! It is... More 

Thank Mike and Liz S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Simon the pieman today after walking past a few days ago and it drew us in! Small, cosy cafe with a warm fire and delicious cake. The cake and drinks were well priced and reasonable, we did not have sandwiches or any of the main however as they seemed a little bit expensive for what they were. Definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222207
Pies and more pies!!

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