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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Such a quaint little tearoom off the beaten track, I'm so glad we spotted all the great reviews for this place on TripAdvisor, we weren't disappointed. The hot chocolate was divine - so much so I've come home and treated myself to a velvetiser! Food...was delicious. Really welcoming atmosphere. Would love to visit again in the summer months so we can take full advantage of the lovely garden area.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

Lovely spot at the north end of Rosedale. Maggie is always welcoming ad makes wonderful cakes. Nice to sit in the sunshine, eat and drink and enjoy the view.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

You know what it's like sometimes when you are really looking forward to an event only for it to turn out to be a total disappointment - well this was it. We had seen glowing items in magazines and gushing reviews on websites about this...place and thought we were in for a real treat. Not so. The ham in the sandwich was very tasty but in sliced granary bread that could have come from any supermarket. The accompanying salad was shredded iceberg lettuce with a few slices of tomato and cucumber plus a dollop of coleslaw. If you are going to charge £8-40 for this at the very least you need to make an effort on presentation. Cakes were not brilliant either and the cream scone was just that, split in half and the jam and cream already in. Normally would expect to have the ingredients served separately. And the jam lacked taste and texture. The place itself is in a stunning location with great views from the garden. But inside it is less than inviting with bare tables and basic chairs - couldn't even be described as rustic. What did surprise is that how a place with a corrugated asbestos roof exposed to the interior cafe ever got passed health and safety inspection? Still, you win some you lose some and come away £34 worse off for experience. I did double check that I was at the same place as all the people giving it 5* reviews because I couldn't believe we had eaten at the same place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

We spent two nights in the shepherd’s hut at Dale Head Farm Tea Garden. The hut was small but cozy, and very warm and comfortable. There was a double bed and single trundle bed available to use, and private bathroom nearby. Maggie, the host, was...delightful - she gave us great options and directions for local pubs in the area for dinner, and chatter freely over breakfast. Full English breakfast was included, and we visited the Tea Garden for coffee and cake in the morning. Cakes were all homemade by Maggie, and delicious. Other products are all locally sourced. A very relaxing get-away for us.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

My husband booked us an overnight stay at the Shepherds Hut at Dale Head Farm. We were warmly greeted by the lady in the cafe who went to get Maggie for us, who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, showed us our...hut and around the area, also showed us the tracks to walk to if we wanted to venture out. We settled in and went for some cake (it was my birthday after all) and it was amazing easily one of the best cakes I’ve ever had! We then decided to go for a walk to the local pub that Maggie had recommended the views were stunning as described and was so nice to see the sights. Came back had a lovely bbq and a cosy night in. Then woke up the next morning to a beautiful full English! Already been deciding when we can come again. Such a wonderful place full of wonderful people. Thank you xMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Excellent tea, great owner and a thoroughly enjoyable refreshment stop for exploring Rosedale. Nice honey from adjacent farm on sale but pollinated by the flowers at the tea garden! Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 March 2023 via mobile

We were recommended by Linda/Ian at Sevenford House. It had been snowing and we took a route along the old railway line and dropped down into the cafe. 7 of us walked there and 4 others drove up in car. The cafe is fantastic and...quirky. Maggie and Mary (from the dairy she said!) really made us welcome. We had cake and the most enormous Teacakes ever! Lovely pots of tea too. What a lovely gorgeous place - highly recommended and we will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023

What a wonderful spot - so beautiful and full of kindness and friendship! I arrived pretty tired, after a long walk on no breakfast, and was revived with a truly delicious ham sandwich, elegantly served and containing the best ham I have ever eaten, followed...by sticky ginger cake with cheese, which was also very good. In addition, I was worried about finishing the walk and was instantly offered a lift down the valley to where we had left our car, so that my friend didn’t have to come back and pick me up. This is a very special place.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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maggie631, Owner at Dale Head Farm Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2023

It was lovely to meet you . You are most welcome xx

Reviewed 2 October 2022

Called in for coffee and cake during my dog walk. The coffee is superb, excellent quality. And the chocolate cake is absolute heaven. By far the best I've ever had. Stunning views and lovely service. Thank you

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

This Tea Garden is excellent. While walking along the paths in this beautiful Rosedale we visited the cafe twice and on both occasions enjoyed lovely hot soup followed by delicious pies and the owner’s home baked scrumptious cake. When sitting in the garden there is...an awesome view down along the length of the dale - and if it is raining, there is a very comfortable space inside the cafe itself. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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maggie631, Owner at Dale Head Farm Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2022

Thank you Chris total pleasure x

Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

We stopped there for a hike, saw the sign and went in. We were instantly rewarded with heavenly smells of tea, coffee, warm toast and a nice choice of cakes and scones. Superb quality, fair prices and a stunning view in the garden! ♥️

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022

We visited here a couple of weeks ago and have been looking forward to it for a long time as we hadn't been since the pandemic started. We have been many times before and always look forward to it. It has expanded since we were...here last with a counter inside the cafe building, and lovely new loos. But the best bit is sitting in the garden in the sunshine taking in the fabulous view. We arrived just after a large group of cyclists so there was a queue at the counter but everyone got served quickly. The food was as lovely as ever, and the whole experience is just so relaxing. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

We stopped off at Dale Head Tea Garden after a walk up to Blakey Ridge. The garden has a lovely view over the valley farmland and up onto the ridge, plus the garden itself was very well maintained with plenty of seats and lots of...character! We visited at the end of the Jubilee weekend and there was a great selection of themed food choices. We opted for blueberry scones and these were fantastic - wonderfully presented (fresh with lots of jam and cream) and the best scones we have enjoyed for ages! Staff were friendly and helpful - the coffee was great too! A lovely way to end to a day out in Rosedale.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

Well worth the walk from Rosedale , fantastic views from the seats in the garden , you can also drive here and park. We had coronation chicken sandwiches, probably the best I've had in a long time also had some delicious home made cakes ,...tea and coffee also really good . I would recommend a visit . The lady who runs it is so friendly and nice . We will be ack very soon , always worth checking opening times before you set off to avoid disappointment.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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maggie631, Owner at Dale Head Farm Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2022

Thank you real pleasure. Thank you for your kind comments x

Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

I visited with my dog on May bank holiday. Absolutely stunning setting, peaceful and amazing views. The three ladies behind the counter were very jolly & friendly. The lady with the bob was very kind to my little dog. My sandwich was lovely and fresh,...cake to die for with lots of Yorkshire tea. Definitely worth going out of your way to visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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maggie631, Owner at Dale Head Farm Tea Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2022

Thank you so much. Means the world when customers enjoy what we do. Look forward to your next visit xx

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Dale Head Farm Tea Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5