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The Old Tea House

44 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UT, England
+44 1305 263719
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (27 reviews)
“cake” (18 reviews)
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British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
44 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UT, England
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable, table cloth stained however. Glad to have not been subjected to some spooky paranormal activity hehe haha

Thank Adventurer A
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Deciding to break a long journey, we headed uphill through Dorchester before spotting this tea shop. A sign outside advertised (amongst its other attractions) paranormal and spiritual studies, so we were not quite sure what lay on the other side of the glossy black door............More

Thank David R
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Saw Tea Room in passing managed to stop on street outside. Had coffee and scone midmorning. Really warm welcome, one of the best scones ever.

1  Thank FJA_11
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This tea shop is located in an historic listed building. Unfortunately this means they cannot install a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor; the only toilet is upstairs. This spoiled our visit and had we known in advance (e.g. through a notice on the...More

Thank LAP_family_2015
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

This made our trip to this amazing little town which is like going back in time . The tea house is has a fantastic history which the owners are happy to share with you . The couple who run it were a joy , super...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Lovely tearoom, friendly staff, would definitely recommend. Really nice escape from the town. Also a small garden with seating out the back.

Thank Renvy1111
Reviewed 5 October 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Dorchester and we were looking for somewhere to have a rest and to get something to drink. We found this little place and we had a pot of tea between the two of us. We had lots of cups of...More

Thank debbieI1863MT
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We enjoyed a cream tea at The Old Tea House and were impressed by the friendly service and good food. The scones were warm which made them extra special and there was plenty of jam and clotted cream. A real treat!

Thank MuseNorthYorkshire
Reviewed 22 September 2015

At the top of High West Street in Dorchester, this is the place for a Cream Tea! In a very old Tudor-timbered property, the present proprietors, Derek and Debbie, have made a wonderful Olde Worlde atmosphere inside and the freshly baked scones are 'to-die-for'. We...More

Thank Modigli
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Situated not far down from top o'town roundabout, this 'ye olde' style restaurant comes with both an extraordinarily interesting history (Thomas Hardy used to come here for tea!) but also the owners are some of the friendliest people you could hope to meet. It is...More

Thank jpd1232015
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Erma v
Hallo, What's the price from a high tea and your adddress?
1 January 2017|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have only just seen this!! Around £11 I think. Worth every penny.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 263719
Delicious home cooked food everyday - We serve breakfast, morning coffee, lunches, afternoon teas, light and main meals, Daily Specials, Fully Licensed, Bed and Breakfast Available, Walled Tea Garden, Reserve your table for Sunday Roast, Business Lunches, Private Bookings and Parties catered for, Free WiFi is available
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