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Tea Rooms
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Seating, Table Service, Reservations
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

It's the wettest October day since official records began and we need coffee and cake. Sweetmeats Tea Room has a very attractive upstairs tea-room serving good cake (made to vegan standards) which is served warm and drizzled with a fruit coulis. Talking to the man,...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

We purchased a selection of sweets from the shop. A mixture of fudge, tablets and Turkish delight. Unfortunately none of the products were tasty and the price was actually quite high for the quality. Afraid we won’t be going back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

Quite an unusual menu which was ok but a little disappointed with our choices, omelette a bit overcooked for my taste, same with scrambled eggs. Don’t think we’ll be going back

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

We came across this quaint tea shop on a cold January morning. On the door was a sign, ‘put wood in hole’, a message from the north about shutting the door. Understandable in this cold weather. Walking through a shop full of ice creams and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2019

Our first visit to beautiful Lavenham and decided to stop for a drink at Sweetmeats. Very small quaint shop that sells various amazing flavours of ice-cream and confectionery downstairs, tea room upstairs. Not your typical menu with some very unusual combinations of food but all...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2019

I always come here when I need a proper scone fix with a very decent coffee. A very relaxed, friendly and a wholesome food menu that has something for everyone. I am extremely fortunate to live so near to this fine tea room.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2019

First, the good part. The food was tasty and unusual and didn't take too long to arrive. Prices reasonable. Next the bad part. The male owner was serving and cooking but as we were the only ones there for most of the time this wasn't...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

We popped to Lavenham while on holiday in the area , I grew up in th area and used to come as a child with my parents . We decided to find somewhere to eat We found Sweatmeats . We went upstairs and found a...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

Visiting Lavenham for the first time we looked around for a place to eat and found 'Sweetmeats' and climbed the stairs not knowing what to expect, The owner and cook was rushed off his feet and we do not know how he managed to juggle...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at Melford Hall and thought we would pop to Lavenham guildhall as well, as only up the road. What a stunning little village and stopped the the Sweetmeats Tearoom for an ice-cream . Well .... the owner was very rude...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Sweetmeats Tea Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4