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The Dwelling House

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6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
09:00 - 17:00
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always enjoyed The Dwelling House when in Fowey. Today we popped in for a pot of tea but I could not resist the crab sandwiches and my partner the cheese scone which was served with homemade Cornish Plum jam. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of crab sandwiches and these were the best. I do find... More 

Thank Barry P
Bristol, UK
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a cold February afternoon just as they were closing and bringing in the sign boards from outside. We asked if we were too late but they said 'No - come in ' Made to feel very welcome and enjoyed tea and homemade scones. 3 choices of gluten free cakes were also offered. Absolutely no pressure to leave... More 

Thank BidBristol_UK
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly little place. Didn't eat as we just needed a cup of something, but the cakes looked very good. It's not very often that you can find oolong tea especially served in proper Chinese Zisha tea pots but here you can and very nice it was too. The staff were friendly and efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit... More 

Thank Jeff S
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I usually enjoy tea and scones in the garden when I visit this tremendous little cafe. However, on a chilly November morning my friend and I ordered piping hot coffee and bacon sandwiches. The bread was thickly cut and home-made and the sandwiches were jam packed with rashers of tasty bacon. Delicious! The ambiance was warm and friendly as ever... More 

Thank MumsTheWord57
Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely, cosy cafe, great food, fab service! We had cheese on toast - don't be fooled by the simple sounding description of this delicious dish, it was gorgeous - my mouth's watering at the memory! They also welcomed our dog, which was very kind & there is a separate (equally nice) room if you prefer not to share with doggies.... More 

Thank abigailperdita
Felpham, null, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in here and was a delightful little fin. A copious amount of different cakes and goodies. I had the best Cornish rarebit ever and my partner had a fresh crab sandwich on to quote "the nicest gluten free bread ever". Excellent tea rooms and proper English.

Thank Sue C
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I always visit this busy traditional tea-shop when I am in Fowey. I particularly enjoy the fresh crab sandwiches which I have made with gluten-free bread.All the food looks delicious most of it locally sourced.

Thank Carol G
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for an early lunch with a baby and toddler. The dining room was very warm and inviting with the fire alight. We chose jacket potatoes which were very well cooked and a good size in keeping with the price! Tea was delivered in a lovely big pot with extra water too which was lovely! The homemade dessert was... More 

Thank Sam T
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Spent the day in Fowey on a Monday and found several shops/tea rooms closed so we tried The Dwelling House. We were cordially greeted by the owner on entering who enthusiastically detailed the various cakes and teas on offer. Having chosen our various choices of cake and teas we made ourselves comfortable in this rather old fashioned but comfortable tea... More 

Thank GalahadSouthampton
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visited for breakfast and the lady kindly went out of her way and made Porridge for my partner. This is an Old fashioned tea room that had fantastic looking cakes, with all the staff very welcoming.

Thank dynamovarsity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
The best Tearooms in Fowey. Ask Nigella Lawson she goes there.

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