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Meare Shop and Tea Room

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Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 452156
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lost count of the number of times we have visited the Meare café but every time the food is excellent and staff and very polite and service is quick. The quiches are superb and one of the best I have had and the kids always want the Sausage as they both agree they are the best in Suffolk!!

1 Thank Craig A
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good cup of coffee, yummy salted caramel cake and plenty of outside seating so you can watch the rowing boats and swans if you're lucky enough to have as beautiful a sunny day as we did.

Thank Suzy P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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674 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are spending a day in Thorpeness, you will need coffee, tea, lunch, etc. So it's either the Meare Shop and Tea Room, or the Kitchen. Choose both! The Meare Shop and Tea Room is right on the bank of the Meare, with tables inside and out. Friendly staff, prompt and a good selection of cakes. Not to mention... More 

Thank Barrie L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well cooked food with an surprisingly large selection of cakes for afters! Ice cream and sweeties for the children despite it being a chilly March afternoon!

Thank EmSuttz
Level Contributor
154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The tiny outside of this tea room belied the HUGE selection of home made cakes, pastries and savouries, as well as inside seating. I only had a coffee but it was lovely sat outside in sun. Heard it comes highly recommended.

Thank Sarah C
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This Tea room is a nice cosy place with friendly staff and a view to enjoy. set right next to Thorpeness mere it is very popular and value for money. if the weather is good you could not find a more idyllic spot ,it has Tables and chairs outside and toilet facilities nearby. should you feel adventurous you can hire... More 

Thank Powerpack36
Wickham Market, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very nice meal, quick service and a thoroughly nice experience. Hadn't been for a year or two but It's still up to it's usual high standard. Loved it.

Thank Anthony B
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had lunch at the Meare tea rooms part way through a walk with a group of friends. The staff were very helpful and the food was very good. Quiches and Paninis are to be recommended.

Thank Paul F
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just too many reasons to mention here as to why you should visit Thorpeness be it the lovely Meare, the fabulous beach etc but one certainly worth a mention is the Meare Shop and Tea Room. I have been visiting here for longer than I care to remember and what makes it stand out is that despite all of the... More 

Thank Jon A
Romford, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in here whilst visiting Thorpeness for a quick bite to eat. On entering the tea room to us didn't appear that great, but once we entered, we persevered. We both had a plough mans, I went for cheese and my wife went for ham. They both came with a roll, a pickled onion and a bit of salad.... More 

Thank Jamie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Thorpeness
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 452156

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