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Darlingtons Tea Rooms

Heart of the Shires A5 Watling Street, Weedon NN7 4LB, England
+44 1327 342284
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (61 reviews)
“baguette” (21 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Heart of the Shires A5 Watling Street, Weedon NN7 4LB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for drinks, nice clean place, pleasant atmosphere Prices are good, service fast and friendly Milkshake with marshmallows yummy Thank you

Thank AdiOsborne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault the service But menu is a bit long winded for a tea rooms. And quite expensive if you manage to make your mind up. Unfortunately our visit was just after being rudely treated in House of Carillon. And so my daughter who was...More

Thank sj095a
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We've been here a few times now and the food quality is always superb. Even as a family there is something for everyone and they have some extra special treats too. Staff service is impeccable and their attention to detail amazing, particularly when you consider...More

1  Thank Philip W
BazW31, Owner at Darlingtons Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks indeed for your extremely kind words. We're so pleased that you enjoyed another visit to us and very much look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Very best wishes from all at Darlingtons

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We were travelling between Market Harborough and Stoke Bruerne and marked this as a stop at Bridge 18. So pleased we did it was excellent, beautiful sunny day to sit outside as well. There's seating at the back and front. All of the staff were...More

3  Thank Linda-UK1
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My wife and I quite regularly make a stop at heart of the shires when on route to Milton Keynes to visit family, however we were yet to spend enough time to enjoy a meal at Darlingtons until our most recent visit. The standard of...More

2  Thank EDawson56
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this lovely tea rooms for our lunch as we were shopping and thoroughly enjoyed it!!! The staff were all polite and very attentive even though it was very busy and the food was spot on...lovely salmon and prawn salad which filled me up...More

2  Thank KevTray
Reviewed 22 June 2018

After entering what seemed like a pleasant interior and a pleasant member of staff, we were placed at a table with a nice view of the outside. The food came and was acceptable until I discovered that my lettuce wasn't clean, and the dirt had...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My friend and I meet at Darlington’s for a longish lunch fairly regularly and for the first time today we were very disappointed by the service there. Our coffee was brought quite quickly, although I had asked for a mug and it was in a...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We visited with friends for a look around the shops and lunch at the cafe. We didn't even know this place existed to be honest. Definately worth a couple of hours stop if you are in the area - there are some cute little shops...More

1  Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We’ve eaten here a few times and it’s never disappointed. Whilst the interior decor is a little tired this is more than made up for by the ambience, friendly staff and decent ‘cafe’ style food. If you are local, it is well worth a visit.

2  Thank Rioja1969
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Judith P
13 May 2018|
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Response from skilli15 | Reviewed this property |
They don’t do a full breakfast, but they do lovely bacon baguettes and I think there is a lighter breakfast menu with croissants etc. Food is always excellent.
2 November 2016|
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Response from BazW31 | Property representative |
Good Morning, Thank you for your message. We don't provide a full 'Afternoon Tea' but we do serve our Cream Tea from 10am - 5pm every day. They are priced at £5.75 including a pot of tea, two delicious warmed fruit scones... More
21 October 2016|
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Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
Bacon sandwiches/baguettes excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heart of the Shires A5 Watling Street, Weedon NN7 4LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Weedon
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 342284
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