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All reviews scones cake lemon drizzle salad quiche bread hot chocolate little gem lovely place sat upstairs be visiting again by accident outside seating lovely lunch old building steeped in history well worth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Afternoon tea with friends. It was lovely! I had the vegan option which was delicious! A suggestion would be to perhaps add some whipped vegan cream to the tea, which would add to the lovely experience, but it really was a lovely spread. Our pot...of tea was constantly topped up, at no extra cost, and at no point did we feel hurried. We were able to take some of the cakes home in a doggy bag, to enjoy later and avoid waste. Thank you for a wonderful afternoonMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are delighted that you all enjoyed your celebration here at The Almshouse Tea Shop. I must apologise for the lack of vegan clotted cream. This is something that we do offer and did offer when discussing the booking … I must have missed the...More

Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Lovely food. We had a lovely afternoon tea. Great sandwiches and the scones were the best! The staff were all lovely. It was very busy so I would recommend you book in advance if you can. Hope to visit again soon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Almshouse. The team here enjoy seeing our reviews and yours is a pleasure for them to read. We are happy to have made your visit special and hope to see you again. Warm...More

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

We were trying to get into the cafe opposite as it had tables in the sun, and it wasn’t immediately obvious where the entrance to the Almshouse is (10 yards down street). The outside seating doesn’t look as appealing as it’s neighbor - but once...inside it’s a different story. A really nice menu with an excellent selection of cakes and sandwiches and great coffee, served by friendly staff. The Almshouse itself is really pretty inside, with a bookshop, and spiral staircase taking you to more seating. Next time we’re in Axbridge we’ll be heading straight there!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

Thank you for your great review Martin. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Almshouse and look forward to you making a beeline straight to us when you next find yourself in Axbridge. Kindest regards Nicky 😁

Reviewed 1 September 2023

Our whole experience with The Almshouse tea shop was great from start to finish. We did make a few specific requests and had to make a change to the date of our booking due to illness but nothing was too much trouble. The lady I...dealt with was lovely, as were all the staff. The tea shop is in a gorgeous setting and there were lots of beautiful details inside that made it lovely and unique. The afternoon tea was delicious and made with very high quality ingredients. We were surprised at the variety of sandwich fillings and the home-made scones were still warm and "melt in the mouth" dreamy. The cakes were equally as fresh and delicious with lots of variety, the Bakewell tart was particularly outstanding. The staff were very attentive, offering to top up our tea and pack any leftovers for us. Without a doubt the best afternoon tea we have ever had!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

It was a real pleasure to cater for you and your family’s special event Sophie. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. Judging from the number of loyalty cards we gave away that day I think we may...More

Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

Super place, lovely staff. Popped in for a Pot of tea, ended up with Scone Jam and cream. Scones warm, jam and cream, excellent. Very quaint place. Service was very quick. Will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2023

Thank you for your positive review of The Almshouse Tea Shop and our Somerset cream teas. We notice that you mention that you will be back so would recommend booking a table as we often find ourselves having to turn customers away. Hoping to see...More

Reviewed 18 June 2023

This is an amazing tearoom situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Axbridge. Customer service is brilliant, both by the delightful owner and her very capable assistant. The highlight of course must be the Bakewell Tart, which has to be the best in...the UK, if not the world. It was absolutely delicious. If there was mail order available I would be ordering it weekly ! Thank you for a lovely experience at the Almshouse Tearooms. David Arkley/Stuart Ross Belfast.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Hi David Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to meet you and your partner and we hope to see you again when you are next flying this way. Kindest regards Nicky THE ALMSHOUSE TEA SHOP

Reviewed 9 June 2023

Lovely little cafe with outside seating on the square, free parking and public toilets nearby.Yummy cheese scone, soup and sandwiches, good specials board. If sitting outside lots of interesting old buildings to look at.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to The Almshouse Tea Shop. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the seating area in The Square … we recently added to the seating area and it has proved to be very...More

Reviewed 30 May 2023 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere nice to stop for lunch whilst on the way to Ilminster and found The Almshouse Tea Shop on Google. Highly recommended, I phoned to see if we needed to book a table, as we were only 20 minutes away, and...the lady who picked up the phone (the owner?) was super friendly & helpful. When we arrived we found a table outside (we were told there was no need to book - this time) and as the tea shop is set in the historical market square, the views of the buildings surrounding us were beautiful. I went inside and ordered a sausage roll & salad and also a cheese & red onion scone, plus a some cakes. Everything was absolutely delicious! The lady who brought our food out was the same lady I spoke to on the phone and again, she was super helpful. She told us about the Axbridge Heritage Trail which we will definitely try next time. Would strongly recommend The Almshouse Tea Shop and intend to visit again upon our return journey in a few days!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

It was really lovely to meet you then see you back again so soon. The review that you wrote about The Almshouse Tea Shop is fantastic so thank you so much for taking the time to write in such detail. Hoping that you will find...More

Reviewed 18 March 2023

WOW! Amazing cream tea! Friendly staff and very reasonable prices. We will definitely be back! If you are in the area don’t miss out on this little gem!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Wow! Your review headed ‘Best Cream Tea ever’ was a wonderful to read. Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Almshouse Tea Shop and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards Nicky THE ALMSHOUSE TEA SHOP

Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Lovely home baked scones that melt in the mouth and delicious teacakes. Welcoming and friendly and very well priced. Thank you, will be visiting again tomorrow.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Nicky Frewin, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2023

Many thanks for taking the time to review The Almshouse Tea Shop. As Axbridge has a bypass, reviews such as yours play an important part in encouraging visitors to come our beautiful corner of Somerset. Warm wishes Nicky THE ALMSHOUSE TEA SHOP

Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely people great coffee and fantastic home baking. All in a historic building. The cafe is located on the medieval market square. Well worth a stop. Oh and they have a bookshop.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2022

Hello Les Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Almshouse. We are very happy that you enjoyed our little corner of Somerset. Happy travels Nicky & the Almshouse Team

Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely place. We had tea and scones in the garden and brought friends there for lunch the following day. Great service both times. Lovely food and great service.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Almshouse following your visits. I remember you and am really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and catching up with your friends. Kind regards and safe journeys Nicky & The Almshouse Team

Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

Fabulous old building just off the square in Axbridge. We were lucky enough to get a table for lunch & had drinks & quiche after a couple of laps of the reservoir. My friend considers herself a hot chocolate connoisseur & she said it was...one of the best hot chocolates she has had (I think it was Belgian chocolate). The quiche & salad was lovely and we took some slices of the homemade cherry bakewell home with us. All lovely but the staff especially were friendly & welcoming. I also noticed dog's were welcome.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review The Almshouse Tea Shop … we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our hot chocolate is available in either a Cadburys option made with frothed milk or the Belgian as your friend had. The Belgian is...More

Reviewed 3 September 2022

Prices on the menu(s) on the tables out front are out of date it seems as when we paid we were charged more as the menu behind the counter states different/increased prices. The law makes it illegal for businesses to mislead you about the price...of an item(s) hence the score here, while ATS choose to stick to their story rather than refund the difference (the pricing on the table menu). In addition the coffee was disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Unsurprisingly, the member of staff that served you during your visit remembers you well. Your negative review might be taken more seriously if your review history was balanced but if anyone takes a look at previous reviews left by yourself it quickly becomes apparent that...More

Reviewed 2 September 2022

We were on our way home from holiday, and stopped in Axbridge to look for lunch. We weren't sure that the Almshouse was any more than a tea shop, but we went inside and were impressed by the scope (and reasonable pricing) of the menu....Sitting outside in the sunlit courtyard, where the old stone walls create a marvellous backdrop for the abundant flowers (obviously well tended), was pleasant, but the universal friendliness of everyone on the staff was even better. The food was great, fresh and generous (I've never seen such thick slices of bread, or so much brie and cranberry stuffed between them); the cakes were home made, or so it seemed, and crumbly and moist. They were busy, but unflappable, and service was prompt and thoughtful. We'll be back before too long.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Thank you for your lovely review of The Almshouse. Our secluded (some day hidden) courtyard is always at its best in the summer months and we are glad that you got to enjoy it with the added bonus of the sun shining. We look forward...More

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Hi, this is more of a tea room, than a restaurant, but they do accommodate veggie options, such as cheese toasties etc...I dont think they do Sunday lunches...sorry
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  • Service: 5
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