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St James Tearoom

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24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
+44 1271 863215
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a cream tea for my son's birthday faith some friends here and it was absolutely delicious. Best scones I've ever had in England. Home made and very fresh. It was such a lovely place. Friendly staff and very cosy atmosphere. Will visit again.

Thank Yatasha F
York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Scones made fresh daily, best we had during our week in Devon (and we had quite few!) Plenty of jam and cream, lots of tea...excellent. Other diners' food looked good too, but we were there for a treat!!Staff very friendly,chatty and efficient. Great experience, highly recommended.

Thank Bezza730
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We regularly come to St. James Tea Room because we know we will have great service and wonderful food. The crab sandwiches on tasty, fresh granary bread complete with salad and crisps, plus a large, warm home made scone with lashings of cream and jam. what more could you ask for. Andy and Jenny are so welcoming and they make... More 

Thank rosalindlayland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I stumbled across this delightful tea room whilst in Ilfracombe today. I have a Gluten allergy and the owners were very helpful and we had a mini cream tea... absolutely lovely sat on their terrace which is warm and welcoming. We loved it so much we returned for our lunch and again we were not disappointed. I... More 

Thank Jan B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been visiting here for 20 years now. Sandwiches are always delicious with fresh home made bread and ample fillings and the cream teas are a must have. Always receive service with a smile and the prices haven't risen in years either. See you next time we are in Ilfracombe!

Thank lozysidWiltshire
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked for the afternoon tea special , which stated on the board ,any sandwich of the menu , we asked for cheese and ham , meaning together as on the menu , the man \ waiter kept saying which ,I said cheese n ham ,after much confusion on his part we got ham only , the bread was very... More 

2 Thank Linzi1000
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this tea room 2 to 4 times each year for a number of years and have never been disappointed. The sandwiches made by Jennie and served by Andy are all excellent as are the other items on the menu. The homemade cakes are particularly good and worth a visit on their own.

Thank Tony K
Bideford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for some where to have a cup of tea after a long walk and a lot of places were closed or closing but we got a very friendly welcome here. It is always a good sign when the proprietor tells you what cakes they have made that day! He coped admirably with us all ordering and paying... More 

Thank maggies756
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My favourite tearoom.Was tempted to go for a cream tea but decided to to have salmon & cheese sandwich fiancé had fresh crab.Although will be back for a cream tea very soon! Great friendly service!

1 Thank Elizabeth E
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here today for a spot of lunch for 5 of us. Staff were really friendly and accommodating. Choice of sandwiches and light lunches were excellent. Food was freshly prepared with good size portions and delicious. Service was also excellent. Highly recommend the ploughmans, especially the mixed cheese and ham.

Thank Shawn N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?