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The Almshouse Tea Shop

The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
+44 1934 733720
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (33 reviews)
“cake” (19 reviews)
“strawberry wine” (25 reviews)
British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Axbridge in the afternoon. We did not realise that everything closed at 4. We walked past the Almshouse Tea Room looking for a loo and a cup of tea when the owner appeared and asked if we wanted a cup of tea...More

1  Thank Annastasia2208
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over the years, we have visited a number of dog friendly premises but this one beats the others hands down. It is truly rare in the UK to find a tea room that allows dogs inside the building but that is exactly what this place...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve never written a review before, but the service was so good I had write one. We visited on hottest day of the year (so far...) and the owner was very welcoming. They offered a bike lock, and showed us the toys & colouring things...More

1  Thank reded2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Axbridge on recommendation that there were good cream teas and we weren't disappointed! The staff were also really friendly.

1  Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for breakfast recently. The food was excellent, service great and the ambience of the restaurant terrific. There are outside, upstairs and downstairs eating areas. The shop also sells jewellery and Nic nacs at very reasonable prices. The staff are so friendly, make you feel...More

1  Thank JJspiel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here, the setting is lovely but watch you head with the beams. Service/food/ambience was excellent

2  Thank bigmalc44
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for you lovely review and taking the time to write your views. We hope to see you again when you are next in Axbridge.

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Such a great find. We visited the tea rooms as a stop off between holiday destinations. The scones were delicious and the service was fantastic. The waitress went out of her way to find us a taxi to our next stop. There was also some...More

2  Thank Alison B
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

It was lovely to meet you and your friends and we are glad that you found us. Hoping that you have enjoyed the rest of your stay in Somerset and please pop in when you next have a flight to catch from Bristol Airport.

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We went for the afternoon tea although we hadn’t booked. They were very accommodating and produced a huge afternoon tea that we could not finish. They did warn us about this and suggested we had one afternoon tea and one cream tea which is what...More

2  Thank Adam99robinson
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you enjoyed your takeaway cakes too! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. ps. Just to let you know that we offer vouchers for all occasions including Clotted Cream Teas, Afternoon Teas and...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Very much as you would want a tea shop to be. Good teas and cakes in a lovely setting with very friendly staff. Our dog was made very welcome (she loved the sausage she was given). Also lots of interesting things to buy at reasonable...More

2  Thank UKtraveller077
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

You and your dog will always be welcome and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to review The Almshouse.

Reviewed 2 June 2018

Just returned home from a lovely dinner at this fabulous little place. It’s a charming, beautiful building with food to match! By day it is a lovely tea shop, serving delicious cakes, and lunches (and brilliant breakfasts), but sometimes they do evening dinners which we...More

3  Thank Jane K
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing our 'Almshouse by Candlelight' evening. We are so glad that you enjoyed your special evening and hope that we see you again soon.

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Howarth S
8 October 2016|
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Response from HelmarkCardiff | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Axbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 733720
  • E-mail
Our small, family run business is set in an original 15th Century Almshouse which is full of character and atmosphere. It is a relaxing place to enjoy everything from a simple cuppa to breakfast, through lunch to afternoon tea. During fair weather our secluded courtyard garden is a must see and now with seating available in The Square it is a wonderful spot to watch the world go by. The small town of Axbridge is found at the foot of The Mendip Hills at the edge of the Somerset Levels. It is just two miles from the much better known village of Cheddar with it's famous Gorge, cheese and caves. Axbridge is particularly popular with walkers & cyclists as The Strawberry Line runs through it's Medieval Square and we are dog and child friendly. We hope to see you soon.
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