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US$6 - US$19
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked an afternoon tea with Nicky and her team for our first wedding anniversary. It was wonderful - the setting, the service (which was excellent) and the afternoon tea was just delicious. It was all so much, we had to take the cakes home...in a carry out. The sandwiches were all homemade, it may seem strange to say that, but so many afternoon teas don't offer home made sandwiches. The scones were to die for and served with lashings for clotted cream and jam. We opted for gin and tonics which were served with heart ice cubes. You cannot beat the personal touch. Thank you Nicky and Ollie and Bliss.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the medieval square in Axbridge, dating from 1450. This charming tea room sells no end of goodies, cakes with coffee, snacks and sandwiches. The cream tea was a '10' but many things sell out fast. The place is steeped in history, you can...read about the building itself or the bread weighers, the leather scalers or the ale tasters and the wardens of the shambles to get a picture of English medieval life, so it's not 'Gangs of New York' but it make you realise that Axbridge is worth a visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

The most beautifully restored middle-aged townhouse teashop staffed with the most welcoming knowledgeable people I have ever met. Fantastic food with kind, polite, friendly and eager to help when my 2yr old lost his teddy. It's almost saddening I may never find somewhere as good...as this ever again. I cannot rate this place enough, don't think about going, just do it, you will not be disappointed. A definite must see.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2022

We are delighted that you loved The Almshouse and are really happy that you took the time to review us. We are glad that we could reunite your toddler with the much loved toy. Hoping we see you again when you are next in the...More

Reviewed 22 February 2022

We popped in here having had a very blustery walk around the local reservoir so needed warming up! I'd heard that their scones were meant to be fantastic and they certainly lived up to their reputation. Just warm with a crunch to the crust and...so soft inside without being a crumbly mess! Lots of lovely jam and clotted cream! Be warned if you want a full afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones you need to pre-book, but can understand why. Lovely friendly service. Such a fantastic building with so much history and right in Axbridge square (free car parking opposite). A book shop and second hand books available as well. If we are ever in the area again, would certainly book for a full afternoon tea!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2022

Wow … What a wonderful write up! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Almshouse and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards Nicky

Reviewed 28 November 2021

Without a doubt the best scones and hot chocolate/mocha in a 40 mile radius. Outstanding architecture/history. Friendly welcoming staff. Book shop on ground floor with a good selection of local authors. It's more of an experience than afternoon tea. Don't miss out on visiting this...beautiful little corner of Axbridge. P.s best sofa seats are tucked away upstairs.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2021

We are so pleased that you chose The Almshouse for your Afternoon Tea treat. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, your feedback means a lot. We are delighted that your visit was a special one for you both. Good luck...More

Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

Nice little place and nice staff. Main reason for 3 stars was that we felt it was overpriced. A sandwich is £6.95 but that is just standard sliced bread. For this price in many other tea rooms I would get large bloomer farmhouse fresh bread....Also tea pots are smaller sized compared to elsewhere. Tea for 2 at Lion Rock cafe in cheddar gorge is twice the size and fresh leaf tea. The food tasted fine, I just think it was expensive.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2021

We are sorry that you found us expensive but hope that your review gives me the opportunity to qualify your comments. For a more balanced view I think it is only fair to mention that for £6.95 you receive not only a sandwich but a...More

Reviewed 3 October 2021

Such a quirky but pleasant little teashop...amazing cream tea ....it was to die for ...thankyou cannot wait to visit again ...just tucking into the carrot cake we bought from you ...and yep this is delish..

Date of visit: October 2021
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us … and of course your takeaway cake too! Hope to see you again soon. 😁

Reviewed 2 October 2021 via mobile

Happened to come across the tea rooms by accident. Four of us wanted some refreshments so we went in. Very glad we did. A beautifully maintained historic building in which there is also a book shop combined making for a unusual and interesting interior. Food...fabulous, two of us had the double scone cream tea whilst one had the home made vegetable soup. The fourth had the Brie and Camembert sandwich. All was fresh and very flavoursome. Friendly and efficient staff made for a very pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2021

We are so pleased that you found us too! You mention the word experience in your review and that is exactly what we strive to offer our customers … a memorable experience for all the right reasons 😁

Reviewed 25 September 2021

Lovely home made food always serviced with a smile. Lovely small courtyard is our favourite place to sit and enjoy goo food.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2021

Thank you for your review Patrick and we hope to see you again soon x

Reviewed 9 September 2021

A small diversion on the hope of getting a nice cup of tea, we were really happy to have found this one. Had a smashing piece of apple cake (warm) with clotted cream and a super cappuccino. Fantastic building inside, do go upstairs. Lovely books...also!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2021

Great review, thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Almshouse and hope that your review will help spread the word of just how special The Almshouse and Axbridge are. Kind regards Nicky

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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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Yes, The Almshouse Tea Shop offers takeaway services.

The Almshouse Tea Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5