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Lion Rock Tea Rooms

The Cliffs, Cheddar BS27 3QE, England
+44 1934 742288
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Cliffs, Cheddar BS27 3QE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

1950's style tearoom with music, posters etc sets the stmosphere nicely. Service was friendly and everything was cooked to order so you know it's fresh. Portions were a good size but it was quite pricey for what you get but then you are in a...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for lunch, 6 adults and two youngsters including a baby in his push chair. Either we sat separately, impossible to put the tables together or we sat outside. Somewhat chilly at the end of October but we decided to brave the elements and...More

Thank susanhamlettpommier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked the Gorge we were ravenous, we chose this tea room as it looked so quaint and inviting. The menu is to die for and each room is decorated with a 50’s vibe even down to the little touches. The service was fab and...More

Thank J4290HCvictoriab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely find. Very cosy with a 40s/50s feel. Food portions are fantastic. I had ham, egg and chips. The ham is very succulent and full of flavour. My partner had the scamp. The scamp is cooked in a wondeful batter giving a beautiful...More

Thank LLKeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate many cream teas on our visit to the uk and agree that this was the best of all, with perfect scones and a generous amount of jam and clotted cream. We had intended to share a serve between us, but upon tasting we...More

Thank jsmith389
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by the National Trust team (based across the road), the Lion Rock Tea Rooms are regular winners in the Somerset Life Awards for Best Tea/Coffee shop and it's easy to see why. The food is excellent as is the service. We opted for the...More

Thank Palatinate63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our first visit to cheddar we decided to stop here for a coffee, after looking at the menu we couldn’t resist picking some food options too. Cheese on toast and a egg mayo sandwich, plus a children’s meal of fish fingers and chips. Super...More

Thank sugarbunny891
Simon C, Manager at Lion Rock Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a kind review, we are so happy to hear that you visited us twice whilst in Cheddar because you loved it so much! We are very biased indeed but we happen to believe they are the best scones too! We send...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Live locally but wanted somewhere for a late breakfast and having visited previously decided to visit again, honestly one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had, and a lovely pot of loose leaf tea, highly recommend

Thank P1RSW
Simon C, Manager at Lion Rock Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, what a delight to hear you love our breakfasts as much as we do, especially being a local! I guess we’ll be seeing you again soon ;)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by one of the Gorge staff and we weren't disappointed. You can see why it has won awards and been recognised as one of the best tea rooms in the country.More

Thank brettjmcc
Simon C, Manager at Lion Rock Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Brett, it’s so lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We are a favourite amongst local staff for sure, it is so nice that they recommended you to us and you were not disappointed! We hope you get to come in again...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a couple of day break away from home in cheddar and found this gem. We only needed to try one thing and that was the cream tea, supurb. The scones were warm with various choices of flavour. I myself am a traditionalist...More

Thank GaryS1980
Simon C, Manager at Lion Rock Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much you visited twice! Our cream tea is certainly one of our top sellers, so we’re glad a traditionalist like yourself has such good things to say! We hope...More

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31 October 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
We have a Wheel Chair accessible entrance direct from the road with no step or kerb, however this would require a reservation ahead of your Visit can secure the tables that are connected to this Entrance. However as we are... More
15 October 2017|
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Response from nannytobe | Reviewed this property |
Their number is 01934 742288
3 August 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Property representative |
Dear Sabrina. Thank you for your message. I can confirm we serve five different varieties of scones and cream tea, in fact we have a full Gluten Free Menu available with many Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Tea dishes... More
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cliffs, Cheddar BS27 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Cheddar
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 742288
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The ONLY award winning Tea Room in Cheddar Gorge. We are the oldest Tea Room in Cheddar, trading for over 100 years. All our food is made on the premises in our 5star hygiene rated kitchen. We cater for all dietary needs, including Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan.
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