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The Chestnut Tree

High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
+44 1451 820474
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“scones” (67 reviews)
“rarebit” (8 reviews)
“cottage pie” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
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1 - 10 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here many times over the years always our main stop for lunch or afternoon tea. Good menu and speedy service all at reasonable cost

Thank 55davidslack55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us for tea. It was fine enough .. the pick of the meals for us was the cream tea. Two scones , cream and jam .. a nice portion. The toffee sundae was not finished as it was too sweet . The cafe...More

Thank Katrina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very busy Sunday afternoon but we didn`t have to wait long to be seated. Unfortunately, the young lady directed us to a couple of seats at a table right up against other people -- it would have felt as if we had...More

Thank JourneymanMerseyside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to head out for a lovely day at Bourton-on-the-water, on a busy sunday, we decided to head here for a bite to eat and some delicious cake. What unfolded next was sheer insanity. After being shown to our table, we were neglected for...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch order taken quite promptly by pleasant young woman and coffee and hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows came soon after - but no spoons to eat cream topping or stir sugar into very small cup of latte coffee so had to ask...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is busy little cafe in the middle of the village. It has a good lunch menu with pies, casseroles, fish, omelettes, sandwiches and jackets as well as cream teas. The staff were friendly and responsive. The food was very hot, tasty and good portions....More

Thank Allisoncsuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today for the cream teas. Absolutely delicious scones. The only thing that spoilt it for us was being inundated with wasps.

Thank Kaye D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We entered the cafe and was promptly ignored. A sign told us to wait by the door. A fellow customer who was leaving offered us her table and once we were east down a female member of staff cleared away the dishes. Leaving a table...More

1  Thank anthony p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say this was the nicest food I had on my 2week holiday in England. Food was fresh and gravy to die for. I had cottage pie mmmmm. Staff friendly ,owner was a gent. Young guy with perfect manners and a passion for his...More

Thank Churchillmeadows
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I took 27 members of an over 60s Club for a cream tea and I can highly recommend the tearoom and especially the kind and friendly staff. It was the most awful wet day, but once we got in the tearoom, the atmosphere changed and...More

Thank Ann H
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Questions & Answers
4 May 2017|
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Response from 625lynn | Reviewed this property |
Personally try another venue, there are lots of nice tea rooms about.
9 July 2016|
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Response from RichardC012 | Property representative |
Sorry Chrisp4112 it is a failing of the Tripadvisor system Michael P you are not comparing like for like then in your comment and it is a morning drink and cake offer i.e. finishes at midday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 820474
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Our tea Room and Licensed Bistro is located adjacent to the River Windrush in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water which has been described as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. Famous for its cream, afternoon and celebration teas along with superb breakfasts, lunches, snacks, cakes, pastries and ice creams, The Chestnut Tree looks forward to welcoming you on your next visit. During the summer you can take tea on our private lawn adjacent to the river Windrush or maybe enjoy an ice cream or seasonal fruit from our take away kiosk.
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