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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Best scones I have had in years good coffee nice cheese on toast great selection of cakes can highly recomend .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Having heard this was a great place for cakes we stopped off on our way through South Molton. We had a cheese scone and a fruit scone and these were the best scones I’ve ever eaten by a country mile. Excellent coffee too! Cakes were...delicious (we took some away) and the service was good and premises very clean.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Six of us needed to eat as we were all hungry decided to go to the corn dolly ,went in at 1.45 pm.to be told we could only have drinks as the ovens had been turned off and were closing at 2.30pm. when l asked...was it early closing as it was a Wednesday, the dark haired girl became very aggressive and shouted if she wanted to close she would.this is the same girl who was outside on her phone for ages last time we went here ,and had to be fetched in by another member of staff to serve the customers who were waiting.we don't know what the hell has happened to the wonderful corn dolly that was at the previous place ,with the lovely staff and good food and a menu you could read at your table.we won't be back ,and there probably won't be a corn dolly for long with those staff and their bad attitude..More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

Terrible coffee! After waiting five minutes at the unmanned counter a regular popped her head out the door to inform the server there was a queue. Apparently the fag break or phone call was more important. Asked for a flat white with oat milk; received,...in a cappuccino cup, burnt coffee, burnet milk and no idea how to stretch milk. One sip and and left to find something to take the taste away! Having checked a couple of locations only to see they have push button machines I thought great why spying the espresso machine. Staff training urgently needed and bit of an attitude adjustment too!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Great cakes and scones. The tea was very good too. Very welcoming staff and dogs are also allowed in.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023

Oh dear. We had travelled an hour to get there for lunch. What a disappointment. No quiche and salad . Just cakes or scones. I had a fruit scone which tasted more like a rock cake. Good cup of coffee. Clean toilet.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

My first visit to the Corn Dolly in South Street. I have eaten at the old Corn Dolly on many occasions and always had great food with wonderful service and old fashion values. The Corn Dolly in South Street is a cafe serving cafe standard...food. I had a Farmhouse Tea. The food was served with smallest limp wristed quality eggs. I will not be returning anytime soon. You have no association in any way with the old Corn Dolly. Take a lesson and learn.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

Lovely service and nothing was too much trouble, really nice fried breakfast and the cakes were nice.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

As a regular customer before it moved we were greatly disappointed. Tables too small, food cold, miserable staff. Three staff on, two of them spent most of the time in the kitchen and only came out to get a cup of coffee and the third...one spent most of her time outside on the phone. They ignored my partner who was waiting to get served and several of them walked past napkins that had fallen off the table. None of the old staff who were friendly and knew how to be customer facing. None of the famous cakes and when someone asked the reply as they’re being made now. It was nearly 11am. They’ll lose a lot of business with the way it’s being run now and the once brilliant reputation corn dolly had will be lost. Such a shameMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 January 2023 via mobile

This was our first visit to the “new “ Corn Dolly, we made the mistake of thinking it would be similar to the previous Corn Dolly in South Molton which was absolutely brilliant. Sadly the only similarity is the name !! Gone is the comprehensive...menu ( on each table ) now replaced by a few item on a board over the counter where orders for food must now be taken. Gone are the enthusiastic staff, constantly taking orders plus clearing and cleaning tables. We were told on arrival that we could sit anywhere but unfortunately there were cake crumbs over the majority of free tables. We asked for a table to cleaned and this done but that member of staff walked by other dirty tables and did not attempt to clean them. Staff were constantly walking past tables that had dirty crockery on but did not pick it up !!! We chose jacket potatoes which to be fair were very good, but no one came to ask if it was okay and no one said thank you or goodbye when we left. All in all worth a visit but if you were a previous customer you will be sadly disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022

Not in any sense what it was. Very sad. Uncomfortable, plain, lacking atmosphere and quality. It is not the "corn Dolly" we all knew and loved. It used to be such a pleasure and always a treat but the new premises could not be more...different. The food bears little resemblance to the old place too.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

On our way through Devon we found this lovely cafe in South Molton. My cappuccino was excellent as it had a lovely frothy head of milk on it and was piping hot. Something you don't always get in some coffee shops. We were also allowed...to take our dog in with us, an added bonus.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

This was our first visit to the new premises having loved the quaint tearoom it used to be. Firstly,and probably most importantly, the food is still delicious! Portions are still generous and though we consequently had no room for cake they looked amazing! But…it really...lacks any atmosphere or warmth. The bones are there but it’s like they opened up before any finishing touches and for customers expecting the previous ambience it’s so disappointing. Banjo ( if you know, you know) could transform it in a day! It needs some character features, plants, artwork maybe by local artists and some colour and comforts! Also, it needs menus! You have to go and stand in front of the till in everyone’s way and peer and decide all at the same time or stand awkwardly taking a screenshot to take back to the table to show your companions. Laminated menus would be better than nothing but it really would be so much nicer to have table service again-after all, this is supposed to be a treat! More than ever these days!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

This shop has lost some of its charm since moving premises however quality of food is still just as good, we had scrambled eggs, a small breakfast, cheese scone and chocolate cake, it was all lovely. Staff were helpful and pleasant, we will continue to...keep coming back here, thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

We had lunch and take away cake here. The service was good and the lunch was a very pleasant experience. Staff were very accommodating of our dog and my friend’s baby. The best part of the meal was the cake, which we took away. We...had the lemon polenta (gluten free); lemon drizzle and raspberry. The lemon polenta was one of the best cakes I have ever had (gluten free or otherwise)! It was a very generous slice too. :)More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes when we went in there were several dogs and our dog was made very welcome
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Corn Dolly Tea Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4