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Periwinkle Tea-room

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68 Selworthy Green | Selworthy, Holnicote Estate, Selworthy TA24 8TP, England
+44 1643 863341
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Milton Keynes
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Tucked away in Selworthy Green is a old-fashioned Tea-Room set amidst spectacular scenery. The tea is superb as are the scones and cream but the real bonus is the local Whortleberry Jam which although 50p extra is worth it. The welcome is friendly and you can take your Dog in as well or sit outside and enjoy the views.. Also... More 

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Beccles
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've visited loads of times and the village is truly beautiful. However, on this last visit the teas had shrunk. OK, maybe good for one's health but isn't the point of a cream tea to indulge?! I visited last year and the cream tea was two scones, whortleberry jam and a generous pot of cream. This year a second scone... More 

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Hexworthy, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Delightfully set in a beautiful small village and even more delightfully in a thatched cottage. Good variety of homemade cakes with teas/coffees.

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Thank Gillian P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Run by the National trust but open to all Periwinkle Cottage tea rooms is in the most picturesque setting imaginable. Sitting by a green surrounded by similarly painted thatched cottages the tearoom gardens have views to die for over the Honicote estate and Exmoor. Cream teas irresistible so don't go unless you are prepared to enjoy a calorific delight

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Thank Peter T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This place has been closed for the first time in my lifetime (over 50 years) for several months. The reasons given being vague. There are, however a group of ladies struggling to reopen this place. The cream teas are still of the high standard as remembered but it is so sad to see this place struggling to keep alive! The... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I returned to Periwinkle after about 10 years, I was really looking forward to my visit. I had a cream tea which was nice and the local jam was beautiful. I was a little disappointed in the reduced menu and it didn't seem as busy as I had remembered it but enjoyed my visit

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Thank Kat H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

we came back to the Periwinkle tearooms after a walk from Porlock feeling hungry and in need of a coffee or tea.We arrived at 11,45 and just after they had been open for 3/4 of hour.We asked if they did any sandwiches ,which I had the year before,the reply was no ,only cake or (and only 2 and 3 of... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful setting and lovely cream tea. We sat at a small circular table for 2 people and found it a bit tricky having two small containers for jam and cream, 2 tea spoons, knife, plate with scone EACH, teapot, 2 cups and saucers. Suggest you sit on a larger table, if available. The road up to it is windy and... More 

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St Just, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Served using proper plates, tea pots the cream tea was good. The scones were enormous, though not quite the nicest we had on Exmoor

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Thank Pagandave
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Good attractive location and benefitted from glorious sunshine. Very pleasant garden with lovely views. Great choice of cream tea or brilliant choice of cakes. Staff pleasant and helpful.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Selworthy Green | Selworthy, Holnicote Estate, Selworthy TA24 8TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Selworthy
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 863341

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