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PRICE RANGE
£3 - £20
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Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

A surprising and totally charming tea room with wonderful staff in period costume. More than this it goes beyond simple nostalgia as it serves a beautiful community purpose with period photos and objects donated, gifted or obtained locally. Just ask how the cafe was conceived...and you will understand more. It’s also bigger than you think with a nice garden and mock-up Anderson shelter. The period newspapers on the tables are a wonderful touch. The food was very good and reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Natalie Widdowson, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely & detailed review of our tea room, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2023

What an absolute gem of a place. It was like going back in time and sitting in my grandparents living room. 1940s music played on the old wireless, all the staff wore 1940s clothes and couldn't have been more helpful. The tea room was very...busy but the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The food was lovely too, one of the best fruit scones I've had in a long time. My grandchildren loved the little dog wandering around and staff even bought over a box of toys for them. A thoroughly enjoyable lunch time and I will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Natalie Widdowson, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2023

Thank you so much for this review it's so kind of you xx It was lovely meeting you all, and Vera (the dog) loved her new friends. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2023

I booked Ivy joys for a family afternoon tea for my hen do - Natalie and her team were amazing, nothing was too much trouble and the knowledge on teas for those not sure - was just outstanding 🙏 my step- niece is a proper...tea geek and the girls spent time talking to her about tea and helped her channel her inner geek - which was lovely and she really enjoyed herself and can’t wait to go back ❤️ Thankyou guys you are amazing ❤️🥂More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Natalie Widdowson, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2023

It was our absolute pleasure and any excuse for my girls to also get their tea geek on is also a massive bonus xx Thanks for celebrating with us and for this wonderful review xxx

Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

My dad and I visited for breakfast, wow what a gorgeous little place! The decor is delightful, we both said it was just like my grandmas front room!Wonderful, friendly staff (mum and daughters) who offered great service with a smile. Fabulous menu with lots of...variety and choice. (my dad was delighted with the tinned tomatoes and Yorkshire tea!) The attention to detail is fantastic, it was like stepping back in time! This place is an absolute gem, we will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

The afternoon tea was really lovely, exactly what your Nan would make! Traditional, plenty to go around and just yum. The lemon cake was absolutely delicious and I really could have eaten a foot long version of their sausage roll, yummy! I have the Vicky...sponge tea too which was great, sweet so I didn't have to add any sugar and went great with the cakes. The cafe itself is just a beautiful treasure trove of memories, I had so much fun nosing around and reminiscing! It truly felt like being at my Nan/Grandma's house. The story behind the cafe is also truly inspiring; Ivy and Joy were the owners grandma's and one suffered from dementia. The cafe was opened partly to help those suffering with dementia to re-connect with old memories; absolutely essential for dementia sufferers. They're also very welcoming to special needs individuals and are not precious about the ornaments, though I imagine within reason; our children were welcomed and wee felt very comfortable with them playing nicely on the floor. Also Vera Lynn the poochon is a sweetie and I wanted to take her home, very well behaved for a 7 month old puppy.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2023

Kate thank you so much for such a lovely and detailed review, we massively appreciate it and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit and the children did too. It was lovely meeting you all and hope to see you again in the future. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Wow what a gem…,stepping back in time all the memorabilia and decor it was an absolute delight. Cakes and milkshakes were delicious even a pretty little garden was just an all round wonderland.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2023

Thank you so much for this lovely review xx We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit xx Hope to see you again soon 😁

Reviewed 29 October 2022

I can’t rate this place highly enough! We had a fabulous afternoon tea served to us for our daughter’s 6th birthday. Staff were super friendly and made her feel really special, like a little princess. The atmosphere was amazing, it was so lovely to hear...the other customers chatting about the photos and their memories- it’s surprising how small the world is when they realise they are related to someone in the photos and had no idea! The wartime artefacts are fascinating, and just simply amazing how they’ve all come together within the space. We even had a walk around the garden, and checked out the authentic Anderson Shelter. In all, we had an absolutely amazing experience here. Well worth the drive, and definitely worth the money. We had so much on the tiered platter that we took a doggy bag home with us and finished it off later! And that was another bonus - little Vera was such a well behaved little pup, and so gorgeous! Wonderful place to be. We’ll most certainly be coming back again soon! P.s. if you get the chance, grab the armchairs. They are comfy and cozy as anything, but word of warning you may doze off because of this!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Thank you so much for this review it was our pleasure to host your little girls birthday afternoon tea. We love hearing our customers stories about the pictures it always surprises us how many people know people in the photos wor find themselves in them....More

Reviewed 29 October 2022

Myself and my husband have taken our children here a few times. We have just ordered off the menu and had the afternoon tea also. The tea room is wonderful and the staff are amazing. We where stuffed couldn’t my husband and kids eat a...lot and we alway have to take some home for later. Everything is handmade and you can tell time and effort goes into what you are served.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Thank you so much for your review, so glad you and the family enjoyed your visits with us both recently and in the past. We really appreciate the continued support and the gratitude for how much work goes into it every day. Look forward to...More

Reviewed 29 October 2022

This is a lovely local business, the staff were so nice. I always support local businesses and I really don't like to leave a bad review as I appreciate how hard everyone works but I couldn't believe how little food we got. I was so...looking forward to it as I had a birthday voucher for 2 adult afternoon teas value of £31. As a family of four we then booked and agreed to pay extra so all four of us could enjoy a full on 1940s afternoon tea treat. The attached photo is all we got...to feed all 4 of us. For lunch we literally had 3 finger sandwiches each. I even questioned if this 1 cake stand was correct to feed all 4 of us. We did get 4 additional finger sandwiches but honestly for over £50 and for a special occasion treat it was so disappointing... I've had afternoon teas in so many places and I've never had such a meager amount of food. Such a false economy as a few more slices of bread would cost so little...we literally left hungry. The attached photo is what we have just 'paid' £50 for - what I was told us an afternoon tea to feed 4 people. I love the 1940s and totally respect local businesses particularly ones that help charities...I'm a charity worker myself, but this was never worth £50.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

So sorry you felt there was not enough food on your stand which was a 3 tiered large family size stand with a side plate of extra sandwiches for one of the children who didn't like the other fillings on your stand. We collated all...More

Reviewed 2 September 2022

Since discovering this lovely place I've visited a number of times with my wife and friends. The atmosphere is cosy, the staff - dressed 1940s style - are friendly, chatty and accommodating and the food is very good value. There's an outside seating area for...when the weather is fine, complete with a mock-up of a Nissen hut! 1940s music plays in the background, interspersed with news items and political speeches of the time. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Thanks you so much for this wonderful review, we appreciate the feedback and you taking the time to visit us and leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2022 via mobile

This place is just fantastic, well worth seeking out. The service is so friendly and great to see something different and a family business doing so well. Both the interior and the garden are beautifully thought out, every detail carefully done. One tiny suggestion would...be to incorporate some fruit into the kids ration box instead of the crisps. The food was nice and the prices very reasonable. I've got my eye on an afternoon tea for next time we go, because we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2022

Thank you for your wonderful review and for supporting a small family business we massively appreciate it and your useful feedback. We always try and adapt where we feel it's needed and totally agreed with you regarding the fruit in our kids ration boxes so...More

Reviewed 19 February 2022

Visited today for 1st time for afternoon tea . 5 female family members. Ivy joys is a good 40 min trip down motorway from home and was worth every mile. The staff are lovely, happy, friendly, took time to chat with customers even tho super...busy . Made to feel v welcome . Clear to see there are many regulars . The afternoon tea was delicious and plenty to eat. Great selection beautifully presented. The tea room itself is decorated really nice with lots of pictures for the era and items to look at. Comfy well spaced out, warm and welcoming. Attention to detail in everything -superb. Cant wait for return visit Sorry no pics was too busy enjoying the food !More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Thank you so much for this review 😁 we honestly appreciate it very much.

Reviewed 13 February 2022

Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room, what a brilliant place! Also, dont get me started on how nice the tea and cake is! Natalie and Hathern are running a real time capsule and I couldn't be more impressed! I'm really glad me and my kids decided...to check it out! Will definitely be back for more 😊More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. 😁

Reviewed 13 February 2022

Came with my partner for an anniversary & we were so well looked after! I was a bit apprehensive about trying the tea at first but Hathern was on hand to explain the flavours & gave us some great reccomendations for flavours. Food was lovely...& hats off to the brownie, it was amazing. Natalie & the girls hosted us so well we even got special wedding decor! Already booked in for a second visit in the half term. Loved the theme, it felt like we'd stepped back in timeMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Hathern knows her stuff! She has turned the most dedicated of coffee drinkers into her tea sipping ways. Thanks so much for your wonderful review and I know you've visited many times since this was left so we must be doing something right. See you...More

Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

After my original review from last year was disappointingly removed, I thought I’d give this another chance. Personally felt it was overpriced and slow service, 40’s theme is good if you like that sort of thing. Overall not great quality for money. ☹️More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Natalie W, Owner at Ivy Joys Vintage Tea Room - 1940s, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2022

Your original review was removed due to a false claim about an altercation that never occurred. We also failed to find any evidence of your visit on our customer tracking system which was in place due to strict covid rules at the time of your...More

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