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St James Tearoom

24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
+44 1271 863215
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (4 reviews)
“sponge cake” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this tearoom just by chance and boy what a find. We sat outside under the grape vines, the sun was shining which gave a Mediterranean feel. After perusing the extensive menu which was very reasonably priced we decided on a sandwich followed by...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of hot and cold lunch dishes as well as delicious cream teas. Looked after from start to finish, we had a cream tea and a jacket with tuna. Only one other table seated when we entered at 12 but full within 5 minutes....More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The homemade scones are amazing making the afternoon tea a must here excellent value for money. The owners are lovely and really give you some idea of what it used to be like.

Thank samstulowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here twice in our week in Ilfracombe and have been coming here for years every time we visit the town . In our view it is the best tea room, crab salad and cream tea in Ilfracombe. The scones are so light and...More

Thank travel b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a delightful little cafe offering love cream teas and various cakes. The birds are so friendly they will feed out of your hand. Great service and food.

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four adults, one in a wheelchair plus the dog for a late morning break. A table outside with a flock of sparrows rustling through the bushes. Four menus quickly handed out and the order taken efficiently and accurately. The drinks arrived almost at once closely...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great gluten free cream tea here today, warm scones lots of jam and cream and a good pot of tea. All the others had normal scones and they said they were really good. They also do gluten free cakes and sandwiches so you...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely outside garden to eat in. Had a very nice cream tea but it was slightly let down by the cheap catering jam. Charge a little more and use a good quality preserve.

Thank KimSned
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very quirky afternoon tea place - we always have a visit here every year as everything is home made scones cakes ( check out the strawberry sponge cake!) and the staff are brilliant - and if you like little birds they are also friendly...More

Thank SportyLady1953
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Lovely crab sandwiches on the last day of our holidays. Bit cold on their open air veranda but was entertained by the resident birds (can sit inside!) and nostalgic signs.

Thank Elizabeth H
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nancy609
21 April 2016|
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Response from nancy609 | Reviewed this property |
4 large eggs, 250 grams ground rice, 250 grams ground almonds, 250 grams caster sugar,few drops almond essence. I do reduce the amount of sugar though as I feel too sweet. Can also use rice flour and alter almond essence... More
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nancy609
18 April 2016|
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Thank you so very much this is so very kind of you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863215
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