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Bluebells Tearoom

Lock 39 Startops End | HP23 4LJ, Tring HP23 4LJ, England
+44 1442 891708
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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“crisps” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lock 39 Startops End | HP23 4LJ, Tring HP23 4LJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had coffee and cake here again yesterday with my wife as always it was excellent, do wonder what some poeple expect when I read all the negative comments, we visit here a couple of times a week and thoroughly reccomend it.

Thank glyn b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered 2 cream teas at till and paid accordingly, it arrived a few minutes later without the cream?? why not ask first if that is acceptable before just bringing two scones and jam, apparently they had run out of clotted cream?? OK that can happen...More

Thank France86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tearoom just attempted to charge me £4.40 for a double espresso. When I queried the charge, I was told in no uncertain terms that they charge £2.20 per shot and that's that. No doubt it's the best espresso in the world, but I did...More

Thank PedroRica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just tried to order 2 side salads from here as there was nothing on the menu which was vegan. Can't believe they refused my order. I usual love this cafe . So angry, can't believe they refused 2 side salads. Won't be coming...More

Thank Jill O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a snack lunch with my son. Ordered a cream scone with strawberry jam, a sandwich and 2 drinks. The can of lemonade was handed over and I was asked somewhat brusquely if just a straw was ok because if not someone would...More

Thank Helen C
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Helen First of all, really sorry you had such a bad experience, was this yesterday when you posted your review? I will work with the staff to try and understand what happened and get back to you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice cream tea. They have a fantastic range of teas. Will definitely return. Lovely surroundings. Staff were very polite.

Thank Blandford007
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments, glad you like our Tea range. We will let the staff know your remarks on their manners.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, and most imporatantly, don't be put off by the negative reviews!! We visited on a hot Sunday morning, arrived at 9am just as the cafe opened and ordered breakfast. Full English and Eggs Benedict. The food arrived in good time, and was well presented,...More

Thank Diane C
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Wow 5 STARS thank you for your awesome comments. Eggs Benedict one of my favorites too. Look forward to having you back for Tea & Cakes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today 18 the June.I have read some of the reviews and was I at the same place.I was and found it very busy on a 30 deg day.Service was excellent and food was perfect.I had a Big bacon bap with bluebell chips.Could not fault...More

Thank Stewart&Rosemary
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location next to the lock with plenty of car parking in the adjacent pay-and-display carpark. That's where the good things end! My friend and I decided to visit the cafe after mountain bike riding in the area. The lady who seem to be managing...More

Thank Roger R
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Really sorry to hear your visit to Bluebells tearooms was not what you expected. We are working closely with our local suppliers to ensure we have bread/baguettes available all the time, unfortunately these mishaps do happen. With regards to being called "Sir" we pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Had enjoyed a walk beside the canal & decided some refreshment in order & certainly not disappointed. Coffee was good & everyone else seemed to be enjoying their "cakes". Staff friendly, efficient & polite but not intrusive.

1  Thank Danddtol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lock 39 Startops End | HP23 4LJ, Tring HP23 4LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Tring
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 891708
Cafe, Tearoom, Ausflugsziel, direkt am Grand Union Canal gelegen.
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