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Nelly May's Parlour, conveniently situated on The High Street, is a traditional tearoom oozing with olde worlde character and charm - part of the tearoom dates from Tudor times so why not take a break and soak up the atmosphere. A perfect choice for an exquisitely scrumptious breakfast, lunch, coffee, cream or afternoon tea or homemade cake. We use organic flour to make our Artisan bread which is made daily on the premises, all homemade cakes and scones are made with organic flour and free range eggs and our jams and marmalades are also homemade. We try to source our produce locally and use fresh quality ingredients where possible. Nelly May's is licensed and is a perfect venue for Birthdays,
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
Soups, Cafe, British, Healthy
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 December 2021

Welcomed by a very breezy lady who wanted to feed us almost to the hilt. The coffee was good quality as were the slices of home-made cake we enjoyed.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

Really enjoyed Our Breakfast. The home made bread was excellent and the welcome and surroundings were very warm. Bought a jar of the homemade Blackcurrant Jam which was also lovely

Date of visit: November 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Nelly May's Parlour. We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast and thank you for mentioning our homemade sourdough and blackcurrant jam. Please do visit again when next in the area :)

Reviewed 3 November 2021 via mobile

Fantastic traditional cream tea with brilliant warm scones and home made jam. We also enjoyed the soup and sandwiches first. Couldn’t fault it, and really good value too.

Date of visit: November 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our homemade cream tea, soup and sourdough sandwiches and also that you found everything 'really good value'. Please do visit again when next in the area - many thanks:)

Reviewed 22 October 2021

Very impressed. Lovely little place with amazing food, and prices extremely reasonable. Was great with our dog too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to Nelly May's Parlour. We are very happy that you were impressed with the tearoom, food and also that you found our prices extremely reasonable. Please make a return visit when next in the area - many...More

Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

Booked for a birthday, there were 7 of us. 2 gluten free and an egg allergy. On booking they went out of their way to accommodate us. Made special gluten free eggless cakes an quiche. GF scones and sandwiches. They clearly understand allergies. On top...of that the food was excellent, service good and friendly. The atmosphere was great. Thank you for a special afternoon. I would highly recommend a visitMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Nelly May's. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your 60th Birthday celebratory visit and we are delighted that we were able to accommodate all of your dietary requirements. Thanks once again and please...More

Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

We had booked an afternoon tea and when I requested no cheese a fresh vegan quiche was made for me .. which was delicious. Cakes amazing and even got boxes for left overs. Fantastic thanks

Date of visit: October 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Thank you so much for your kind and positive review of your visit to Nelly May's Parlour. We are really happy that we were able to accommodate your dietary requirements, please come again when next in the area - many thanks:)

Reviewed 6 October 2021

We had the most delicious breakfast here after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed- thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Nelly May's Parlour. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast and thank you for recommending us to others - thanks once again :)

Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit for afternoon tea and it was as good as we remembered. Everything was freshly made and tasted so good. The owner was very helpful and happy to cater for any dietary requirements. Thank you for looking after us and we...hope to return again soon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Nelly May's Parlour. We are very pleased that you made a second visit and enjoyed it just as much. We look forward to seeing you again soon -many thanks :)

Reviewed 29 September 2021

Had a lovely homemade afternoon tea with my husband . The scones are by far the best in ilfracombe.This was our second visit and we will be returning.The service was excellent and the place is immaculate.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review of your recent visit to Nelly May's Parlour. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and very much appreciate you commenting so positively about our scones. We look forward to your next visit. Many...More

Reviewed 7 September 2021

A very understanding owner. Thank you. You would have had every right to be angry but showed compassion and pragmatism instead. A grateful parent!

Date of visit: September 2021
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NellyMaysParlour, Owner at Nelly May's Parlour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2021

Thank you for recommending us - we were only pleased to help. Please visit Nelly May's when next in the area - many thanks:)

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Yes, Nelly May's Parlour offers takeaway services.

Nelly May's Parlour is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5