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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
British, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Cash Only, Seating, Parking Available
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

Bloody lovely picturesque cafe. Staff were friendly and polite. Dog friendly. My daughter complained that the cake was a thin slice but that because she's a hangry 11 yr old who loves sugar...

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

We've visited this location several times over the years, but not since the current owners took over. The lovely ladies in the caravan served old school tea and coffee in mismatched crockery compared to the single use disposable paper out of a horsebox, but it's...the portions of cake that disappointed. The person serving couldn't even get the slice of cake into the paper bag without it disintegrating, it was so thin it looked like it was cut using a bacon slicer. It should be a treat not a disappointment.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely spot on a little stream and nice afternoon tea. Has been taken over by a new owner. Only negative is disposal cups and plates. Personally feel like it ruins the tea and cake.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

A warm welcome always awaits you at this hidden gem. Cakes, teas and cofees, ice creams and a great range of alcoholic beverages make this venue a must visit. Follow on Instagram to find out what is on offer from; live music provided by local...talent, food vans offering wide a range of awesome food from vegan treats to tacos, sound baths and plays. A firm favourite with locals and visitors - Sip and Sea is incredible!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

We found this as 'Sip and Sea' on Google maps. The route down was challenging but do persevere - it's well worth it. There is parking just past the gardens at the end of the site. They do a wide range of quality drinks, snacks...and ice creams. The lemon drizzle was the best I've had for a very long time - beautifully moist and sharp. My husband had the cream tea - scones were excellent. Friendly and helpful service. They also have special events on so watch for announcements. There was a vegan and raw stall the day we visited and the food sounded delicious (I am a carnivore)! The nearby beach is lovely so we went for a wander before returning for a Kelly's ice cream.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Great spot for a break. We were walking from Bude to Sandymouth and this little oasis was perfect for a coffee and cake. Lovely fresh food and proper coffee. Toilets available too. There is a number of outside benches to sit and enjoy your coffee....Car parking 100 meters away and the beach 100 meters way. Toilet on site. All very clean and the young couple running the place were very pleasant. Dog treats available for good doggies!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

We knew that this place had changed hands since Margaret passed away, but it is not a patch on what it used to be. The caravan has gone, to be replaced with a small horse box, only serving cake and drinks. No more sandwiches or...pasties, homemade by Margarets friend. It would be nice to think it would expand and we shall call again in a few months to see if it has improves. Having said that people who did not know what it was like before may think it is ok, and it is handy if you are on the beach at NorthcottMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Lovely little hidden gem. Needs more obvious signage from the beach as we only stumbled across this place by accident. Beautiful location. Excellent hostess :)

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2022

After a beautiful walk from Crooklets beach, this was exactly what we needed - excellent, homemade BLTs and cakes . All in a beautiful setting.....

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022 via mobile

What an amazing little hidden gem. Awesome location and friendly service. Great cream teas and cakes, as well as the usual ice creams. Remember you are on holiday, as the service is not fast, but that just adds to the character and experience of a...visit. Relax and enjoy the garden and it is well worth the wait. We will definitely go back. Thank youMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

This place is exactly what it says on the tin. I visited with friends who remember the previous owner, Margaret. Cakes were delicious! The new owner was on his own due to a family emergency - but he wasn’t flustered by queues or those who...chose to walk away. (Mistake. Big mistake!) This was Cornwall pace! Each customer was an individual- lovely guy working in challenging circumstances with a smile and a grateful heart. His queue of customers came second to administering first aid to a young lad who’d been stung by a weaver fish - he got a bucket of hot water and an ice cream! This is pure gold. If you want pasties order the day before. If you want an immediate cuppa then go elsewhere. If you want a genuine slice of Cornish Kindness alongside delicious cake and a mug of tea this is your stop.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Perfect pitstop when walking the south west coastal walk. Just off Northcott beach. Such a lovely idea to set a tea garden into the fields where the stream cuts through. Scones were nice. Lovely views.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022

Gone are the fresh scones we enjoyed when Margaret was at the helm. Scones today were clearly not fresh and definitely shop brought. The whole place has gone downhill since Margaret’s passing. Such a shame. We’ve visited a few times since Margaret’s passing to continue...our support but will not be returning now. We will keep our memory of Margaret’s.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022

In a field, in the middle of nowhere with service out of a battered old mobile home and visitors could wish for nowhere better. Follow the road signs from Bude to Northcott Mouth, or check out details in your National Trust guide and set in...a field a few yards from the stunning cove on the North Cornwall coast and you will discover a real treat. The Rustic Tea Garden is what it says on the tin - a tea garden in a rustic setting. A couple of times a week you will find me there with a perfectly cooked bacon bap and a delicious cup of tea watching dragonflies and birds flitting around me. Run for years by Margaret who was a local character, she sadly dies a few years ago, but it is now run by a young local couple who have continued the legacy that Margaret started. Nothing grand on the menu but cakes are sourced locally as is most of the other produce.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

We stopped by the Rustic Tea Garden half way through a long walk and it exceeded all expectations for our break. The service and seating area were festively decorated for the Jubilee weekend. The menu had an excellent selection of savoury and sweet options. We...had lovely mint choc chip ice cream and a selection of cakes. The lemon cake was quite possibly the best lemon cake I have ever eaten! My hubby and friend had the caramel brownie and white chocolate and raspberry cake, which were excellent too. The service was friendly and efficient yet relaxed at the same time - set the tone perfectly for our relax and recovery for the next leg of our walk. I highly recommend the Rustic Tea Garden and will be back on a future trip.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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chris281065
21 August 2023|
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It's a bit hilly if you walk all the way but along a road and track. If you drive you can park in the field right beside the cafe. Lots of tables and chairs in the garden.
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Response from 197PeterK | Reviewed this property |
You have to park in the NT car park.
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Hi.We took our dogs in.
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The Rustic Tea Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5