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The Tea Garden

No. 8 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (53 reviews)
“baguette” (11 reviews)
“cream and jam” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
No. 8 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very clean, good service and Dogs are welcome when you sit outside. We had toasted sandwiches which were served up with a salad and crisps very promptly. It was a beautiful sunny day which made the experience better

Thank RajuWatts
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We came across this place walking around Ilfracoombe and it appealed to us as two members of our family group have to eat gluten free, which they cater for. So the 8 of us and the dog (as it's a dog friendly place) sat down...More

1  Thank Bees1979
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found this tea room whilst walking around and stopped due to the gluten free option and because we could take the dog. There was 8 of us all together and we all had totally different food ( from curry to baguette) all was delicious and...More

Thank tjand1woody
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Called here for lunch on the first day of our four days in Ilfracombe and enjoyed it so much we went back on the third day. Food was good, service was quick, staff were pleasant and patient, we had 2 young children who couldn't decide...More

Thank Postcard64
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Well... we went.. food was nice.. then a lady collapsed. Her family were obviously very upset. What ensued was utterly disgusting! The manager or owner of the cafe was more interested in serving customers and taking their money. I think she forgot we were sat...More

1  Thank Eversohilly
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We decided to try here for lunch on a day out to Ilfracombe. We were served at the table and the jacket potatoes were lovely and waitresses very welcoming. It was lovely to sit outside with the dogs and very clean. You go inside to...More

Thank alli-g37
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had lunch here after a 4.5 mile hilly walk from our campsite. The service was fantastic food lovely and the price reasonable

Thank Kat202015
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The situation for The Tea Garden is superb! There is a beautiful sunny garden with nicely appointed shaded tables. The place looks clean, pleasant and inviting. I ordered a cream tea for myself and a gluten-free cream tea for my husband. Before we were served...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on holiday on a lovely sunny day and sat outside in the garden of the cafe. The cream tea was delicious , scones were warm and served with plenty of jam and cream! Definitely worth a visit!!

Thank Ladybalms
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visited while on holiday in ilfracombe. What and excerlent place a fantastic cream tea and brill service. Could do any better well done

Thank LRA1982
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2017|
Response from Grace M | Property representative |
Hello, we have a range of different cakes and meals. Chocolate brownie, scones, fruitcake, bakewell slice, orange lemon and lime cake, pasties, pumpkin tagine, chicken curry, then your regular things like salads, jacket... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 8 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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