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The Great British Tea Shop

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23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
44271855565
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

A really good menu that easily catered for our party of 7. Large selection of delicious home made cakes, generous slices. Friendly and efficient staff. A quirky little find that offers a different experience to the generic corporate coffee houses.

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Thank BlueLorry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Popped in on a Saturday afternoon just before closing to try cream tea for the first time, and we fell in love immediately. Even though they were about to close soon the girls behind the counter were very nice and let us sit down and enjoy a tea and cakes. We had cream tea and a caramel shortbread - OMG,... More 

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Thank Anami P
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stopped here for a coffee and couldn't resist their selection of cakes and biscuits, which all looked absolutely delicious- and tasted exceptional too! It's only a small café but nicely decorated and good value.

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Thank ChrissyA87
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely shop, lovely cream tea lovely setting. We visited Devon and Devon cream tea was on the 'to do' list and we weren't disappointed

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Thank Claire D
Solihull
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This little family run tea shop should not be missed if spending an afternoon in Ilfracombe. Definitely worth a detour and beats anything a 5 star London hotel can offer right down to the tea timer so you get the desired strength. Quirky for overseas visitors and refuge for us British who can t get through the day without a... More 

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Thank Ann C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Lovely quirky tea room, nice atmosphere, fun striped, spotty Union Jack tea pots etc, nice seating, FAB cakes, great staff, we stopped here for lunch,

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Thank Sun01186220
Great Wolford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Enjoyed a late lunch/early tea here. Lovely ambience of quaint china and nostalgic British decor. Sampled a range of food from pasties to cream tea and all was good quality.

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Thank WolfordWanderer
JPGBTS, Owner at The Great British Tea Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review x More 

coventry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

My husband and I nipped in here for a quick coffee and came back later the same day as it was so good! The cake selection is phenomenal, and all clearly made from scratch on site and with love. We had scones and cream/jam initially, along with coffee and tea and a couple of slices of cake to take away... More 

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Thank tyrannosaurus
JPGBTS, Owner at The Great British Tea Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, see you again soon I hope x More 

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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We spent part of our last day having afternoon tea here. It was good quality food, had great customer service and a really lovely atmosphere.

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Thank Readingismybag
JPGBTS, Owner at The Great British Tea Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much, very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again x More 

epsom Surrey Uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ice creams worth the long drive !! A great selection almost any flavour u can imagine and some u never heard of lol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 44271855565

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