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The Almshouse Tea Shop


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$7 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
British, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely tea shop selling homemade food to high standard from morning coffee/ cake/ great lunches and fantastic afternoon tea. Great value. Free car park very close.

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank leakefamily1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for 4 adults for cream tea. We also had 2 little children with us . The food was amazing and despite our best efforts and the help of the children we could not finish it .No problems with that as what was left was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank rosie59
Reviewed 7 February 2019

This is the perfect place for a cream tea. The scones are excellent. If you don’t fancy cream tea they make really good coffee and have so perfect cakes, their lemon drizzle makes my mouth water Coffee is good and it’s local so I go...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Visited today for lunch. Both my daughter and I choose Panini’s Hers Stilton and Pear, mine Halluomi and Red Onion both were delicious, hot and lovely and crispy. The daughters hot chocolate was perfect, my coffee excellent was nice to get Skimmed milk. We sat...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank Lizzie603
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea for our ruby wedding. Warm scones jam and cream absolutely scrummy with huge slices of home made cake plus assorted sandwiches. Must admit it beat us both and we ended up taking it home. Unlimited drinks to finish it all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank sharon h
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Visited Wednesday lunchtime. This was my second visit. First was a quick coffee whilst waiting for a bus. Now it was lunch. A cold January day and they were busy but they coped very well. Limited menu but food is excellent and very reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank ragmantoo
Reviewed 15 January 2019

So lucky to have this gem in Axbridge! Food, service and ambience all excellent. Award winners is no surprise!

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank sarena m
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

The Almshouse Tea Shop is lucky to have so many lovely, loyal and local customers! Thank you for taking the time to write a review Sarena and we look forward to seeing you soon :) Best wishes Nicky x

Reviewed 15 January 2019

The English breakfast was superb. The diversity and attention to detail in the premises was exemplary. The cleanliness was exceptional. The friendliness was endearing. No wonder this place has been awarded 5 Stars for the last 5 years. The best example of a well-run business...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank bil5297
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for your glowing and very encouraging review. I always share reviews with my team and when the content is so positive it is a huge boost for us all :) When running this type of small, independent business it is difficult to gauge...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. The building puzzled me from one side this is a Tudor building and certainly it has a great age. Food was very good and hot. We had tea for two scones with cream and jam and cake. Everything was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank A3303XQpaulh
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

The Almshouse Tea Shop certainly has a history and is known to date back to the 15th Century. Having undergone a major quality renovation in the 1980's the character and the original vaulted timber roofing beams were retained and are still visible as an impressive...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

Lovely old building in a beautiful setting in the heart of this picturesque village. Not trendy, no baristas here but a decent cup of coffee and a plain but appealing lunch menu. Very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank Sue J
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Almshouse Tea Shop. We are bucking the current trend so you are spot on ... trendy we certainly aren't! This has come from a conscious descision to make The Almshouse experience one without...More

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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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