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Rum's Eg

27 Bell Street, Romsey SO51 8GY, England
+44 1794 511220
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“scones” (8 reviews)
“lemon cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
27 Bell Street, Romsey SO51 8GY, England
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

First visit to the cafe, although have been to the gallery many times. Tried the soup, toasted sandwich and cakes and all were delicious. Not sure why the previous comments mention service issues as our service experience was great and the food was good value...More

Thank MrsBWooster
rebecca m, Manager at Rum's Eg, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Rum's Eg is a difficult place to rate. It is charming and often has interesting exhibitions alongside its regular, and attractive, arts and craft items. The cafe provides excellent cakes and reasonably good savouries but the choice is often fairly limited and coffee is only...More

Thank Figary
rebecca m, Manager at Rum's Eg, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and apologise that you have experienced frustrating service in the past. We are currently reviewing our operations and service systems in the cafe as we are aware that at times they can...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The cafe upstairs at rum eggs is excellent. Small menu of toasties, soup, brunch and delicious cakes. Lovely locally run cafe surrounded by art.

Thank VickiUK2014
rebecca m, Manager at Rum's Eg, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2017

My husband and I visited Rum's cafe in Romsey today (mid afternoon) and ordered 2 coffees and 2 cakes. We were disappointed with many aspects of our visit. Firstly, we might have expected a smile and a pleasant greeting from the person behind the counter....More

Thank Sara S
Management response:Responded 20 September 2017

Dear Sara, I'm sorry to read that you had a disappointing visit to our cafe yesterday. We are currently working on addressing our service time, as this is something that has been highlighted to us in the past. Clearly we are not there yet, so...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

The cafe is upstairs above Rums Eg gallery. The gallery holds workshops and contains some original and interesting pieces of art, so certainly worth a look around and a great place for gift ideas. We decided to stop off for lunch at the cafe. It's...More

Thank 247_itchyfeet
Management response:Responded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We are aware of the issue with service time and we are currently working hard to improve this. I'm sorry that you received a poor response from staff on duty, who should have...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

a lovely place showing local artwork and hand crafts - bought many a gift a good cup of coffee - shame the wait is so long

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We've been going to this little cafe for a couple of years and have always had superb service, coffee and food. However, in recent weeks the standard of the scones - especially the cheese ones - have gone stratospheric - I would recommend a visit...More

Thank Jeremy E
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I stopped here to look at the work of a particular artist and was so glad that I had. A good cafe upstairs with fresh cakes and croissants set in a gallery with interesting paintings. The items on sale are original, good quality and good...More

Thank Maytrea
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The gallery was lovely but the staff did not have much knowledge of what they were selling and waited 45 minutes for a bowl of soup and no appology. Disapointing.

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting shop that Romsey Romsey needs to protect and support with a lovely little coffee shop above.

Thank Alex H
Management response:Responded 17 July 2017

Thanks for your review Alex, glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Bell Street, Romsey SO51 8GY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 511220
  • E-mail
Attractive, friendly cafe offering a selection of homemade cakes, Mozzo Coffee, speciality teas, cold drinks and light lunches. On the first floor of a stylish, affordable art and craft gallery showcasing the work of South of England artists and craftsmen. We also offer a range of workshops for children and adults. Sorry, currently no disabled access to the cafe and education spaces at present.
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