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The Old Thatch Tearooms

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4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
+44 1983 865587
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11:00 - 17:00
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Totton
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always come here as we know it does great teas and snacks etc. This time around instead of the usual cream tea I opted for Toasted Teacake and tea, the wife choosing a slice of carrot cake and tea and my son has a mini cream tea with a milkshake! All food was well prepared and the service was... More 

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luton
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the tea rooms today with my husband and mother in law to have afternoon tea, wow what a fantastic little place. The environment is just perfect so well thought out, clean and quaint such a perfect place for Afternoon tea. We were greeted by friendly staff and seated to a table of our own choice, the owner Pat... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting and gardens - our daughters especially loved the fairy garden. Five out of five for that, however I was very disappointed by the quality of the scones and cake that we purchased. Both were extremely dry and crumbly - even with jam and clotted cream. The scones were actually quite bland and tasteless. The milkshakes also could have... More 

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Thank Jon195
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Sorry you were disappointed, everyone is asked 2 minutes after we deliver food if everything is alright, you all said it was and again I asked you when you came to the bar to pay so I dont quite understand!!!! Patricia More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well where do I start as soon as you walk in you are welcomed by lovely staff with smiles on there faces asked me and my mum where would you like to sit so we sat in the blue room so cute and pretty in there my mum loved it. We both has scones my mum had the gluten free... More 

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whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Well thank you so very much for your review it is very much appreciated as a lot of hard work, as you have pointed out, goes into making my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden a place to enjoy. I must say that it brings a lot of joy to my heart to see my Customers enjoying every aspect of... More 

Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best scones I have ever had. Quaint fairy garden, great to sit out in the garden on a sunny day. Highly recommend.

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Thank vbccxx
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommending the Old Thatch Teashop as the place to visit in Shanklin, Patricia x More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come every year to The Old Thatch tea House as we love it so much. On this occasion was my husbands 50th birthday which was so nice in the garden to have lunch and the service was outstanding! No dought we will be returning next year again...our favourite place for a lovely cream tea.

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Thank michelle c
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Oh, I am so glad that you chose my Beautiful Teashop and wonderful Fairy Garden to celebrate your Husband's 50th Birthday and I look forward to meeting you all again next year, Patricia x More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot of the cakes, bread and scones have a GF notation on the menu and I'm not sure what they're using as their GF flour. We had imagined almond or no flour bakes, but instead they seemed to have a weird bitter flavour which made my teeth feel like I'd been eating spinach - I think it was probably... More 

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Thank greylady16
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Sorry you did not like our scones which have been put on the Celiac Website as the very best, Patricia More 

Cork
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must visit place! I had read about it before we went to Shanklin so I knew I wanted to visit and it did not disappoint. We got the cream tea each and it was lived up to expectations. It was so reasonably priced and the loose leaf tea was a lovely treat! The Scones were big and... More 

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Thank Gemma K
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so muc for your wonderful review and I am so very pleased that you understand the amount of effort that is put into making Old Thatch Teashop a wonderful experience, Patricia x More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were so pleased to have found this Magical Tearoom, it takes your breath away as you enter three beautiful tearooms and then go on to the Fairy Garden, so creative and the work, love and thought that has been put into making it an experience not to be denied when visiting Shanklin. Then to top it all the food... More 

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Thank Tishtosh2016
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Such a wonderful review thank you sooooooo very much, Patricia x More 

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Service and atmosphere Just had tea and cakes the staff very friendly, They also serve soya milk, as I am lactose intolerant this was really good for me, I wish a lot more Coffee shops catered for dairy and wheat intolerance.

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Thank Lynn S
whatham, Owner at The Old Thatch Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of my Beautiful Teashop and Magical Fairy Garden, Patricia x More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 865587
Description
A beautiful and unique Award Winning 'olde world' Teashop and Fairy Garden offering 'the best Cream Teas', sandwiches, snacks, traditional fare and cakes. Many items on our menu are Gluten Free.

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