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St James Tearoom

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A really fantastic service. It was the owner who served us and he really knew the menu, his crabs were caught fresh and the scones were baked 3 hours before. Prices seemed reasonable and the fact you can have half a cream tea, or a child's portion really helped. We were a group of 4 adukts and 5 children. We... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were wandering around Ilfracombe in the rain and decided it would be a good idea to take shelter and get a cream tea somewhere. Now there were a number of places to choose from, all with very similar offerings and prices, but we ducked in here. What a charming and quaint little tearoom this is, run by a lovely... More 

Thank Kelly M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Back again for our June holiday. A lovely visit to our favourite tearooms. Tinged with sadness as we had just lost our eldest Greyhound who was a regular visitor with his sister Cully. However Andy supplied her usual treat, and she had plenty of treats from us. As ususal food was sumptuous, and we all left feeling happy and full.

Thank dingleflasher
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Afternoon tea at St James Tearooms is delightful and set up according to one's dietrey needs. It can be too much but you can take the remainder home.

Thank wiselady1950
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sitting outside under a grapevine drinking a good pot of tea and listening to the water fountain made this a unique experience. I returned the next day because my dog was welcomed and the food was good, and the day after that, such a nice welcome.

Thank artistanne2015
Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

On our first visit to Ilfracombe we found this quaint tearoom, the owner was most welcoming and couldn't do enough for us, he was most helpful in advising us of local attractions. The food was very good, the tearoom comfortable and clean, thoroughly recommend a visit. On striking up a conversation we found that the owners brother lives in the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Found this after being recommended by my sister in law,fantastic value cream tea..Home baked scones and lovely pot of tea.Excellent service run by a warm welcoming couple.

Thank Mark B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I came here in August on the recommendation of a friend. Unfortunately we couldn't sit outside as they were so busy but they were very accomodating, very friendly and had simply the best scones I have ever had.

Thank Caroline S
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop for a delicious homemade cream tea. Nestled amongst grape vines overhead and gnomes all around you, it's a unique experience. Very quick service and dog friendly 🐶

Thank Lauren M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My husband, toddler and I stopped here for an afternoon tea recently, we sat outside and the friendly gentleman said he would put the cover over the pretty vines as it looked like it might rain- it poured down shortly after so that was lucky. We were with our 1 year old and were impressed that the man gave us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271863215

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