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A small family orientated Tea Room / Restaurant, specialising in good quality food and friendly service.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Visited on Monday 9th October just before 2 oclock and were told we were to late for lunches but could have sanwiches etc. Got the impression that they didnt want us in there as they wanted to close.The food we had was fine but we...felt very rushed to finish and leave, sorry but wont be coming back.Not a very welcoming experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Brenda Burridge, Owner at Dolly's Vintage Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2023

Unfortunately Monday had been a very busy day nonstop from 9 there was only 2 of us working that day and to be honest we didn't have must food left x . Hot food does finish at 2pm.Sorry if you fet rushed this isn't the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2023

Four of us had booked in for an afternoon tea. The table was beautifully laid, ready for us as we entered. The afternoon teas were served to us on individual cake stands. We chose our sandwiches from a bewildering array. The cake slices chosen from...an in-house display and we could have either a fruit or plain scone. All the scones and cakes are baked by Brenda the owner. I chose the Cadbury cake. It was totally delicious, as were the sandwiches and scones. Definitely recommend this lovely tea room.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Brenda Burridge, Owner at Dolly's Vintage Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2023

Thank you Milly was a pleasure to serve you and your friends x Glad you enjoyed it x Brenda

Reviewed 15 July 2023

Stopped off during a long walk for a quick coffee and sandwich. We ordered a fish finger sandwich and a Brie, bacon and cranberry panini with coffee and sparkling water. The waitress was very welcoming and polite which is nice these days. The tea room...is pleasant. When our order arrived we were surprised at the generous size portions, we did not expect large plates with accompanying salad, pot of coleslaw and crisps. I would visit again and recommend it 😃More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Brenda Burridge, Owner at Dolly's Vintage Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2023

Thankyou for your kind review x Glad you had a good experience here at Dollys x

Reviewed 27 February 2023 via mobile

We regularly meet here for coffee and treats. Always a warm welcome and great service. Sometimes have a breakfast here which is fabulously freshly cooked. Would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Brenda Burridge, Owner at Dolly's Vintage Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2023

Thank You for your kind review xx

Reviewed 23 February 2023

I had cottage pie - meat seemed quite lumpy rather than minced and it took ages to come. The first waitress who took my order was very nice but when I asked how long my food would be, after waiting 25 minutes - I had...a reply snapped at me by the blonde waitress and when the meal came it was banged down on the table. I'm quite elderly and all I wanted was a stress free lunch as I don't get out much. I was trying to give myself a treat, but went home more depressed than ever. Most people seemed to be having bacon and egg etc, or just toasties - so perhaps I had tested them too far that day.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Brenda Burridge, Owner at Dolly's Vintage Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2023

All our meals are individually cooked to order and the cottage pie does take longer then most others If I'd known you were unhappy with any aspect of our service I could have adresssed it at the time if it was brought to our attention

Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

Visited for coffee & cake. Cake gave us both upset stomach. Waitress very grumpy & uninviting, pretty much threw our cake forks on the table at us when serving. Will not be visiting again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Brenda B, Owner at Dolly's Vintage Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

I've only just seen this Sorry your visit wasn't as it should have been I think your right and it's better if you go else where x I will have a word with the waitress to find out what you said or did to make...More

Reviewed 17 May 2022

We are a new family to the area we dropped on dolly’s cafe by chance looking for something to eat and we have never looked back we visit at least twice a week for a lovely welcoming when you enter the cafe/tea room to the...lovely clean and inviting place to the fresh cooked food xMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 December 2021

Just had a beautiful Christmas meal. The food was excellent and the service spot on. Well done Brenda and the girls. Dolly's is the best.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Great food fresh cooked great prices from breakfast to dinner and snacks plus beautiful cakes. Lovely decor and lovely people

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

Me and my folks went here the other day and had a cooked breakfast and very nice it was too. My only gripe with the breakfast was the sausage. It was tough and rubbery. I don’t do tough and rubbery. Sausages could be replaced with...another brand methinks. But apart from the sausage, the rest was nice and tasty.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

A surprise 80th Birthday Afternoon tea for my Aunt for 8 people which we all agreed was fabulous and better than the Ritz ! The spread that Brenda and her team put on was nothing more than wonderful. A lovely selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls...and nibbles. Plates of cakes and scones, clotted cream and jam with endless pots of tea and coffee. The table was decorated to celebrate my Aunts 80th with banners, balloons and Brenda also made a birthday cake and iced it. Brenda was a delighted to liaise with as I was not local so all done via phone and email and nothing was too much trouble. The service was spot on lovely ladies all attentive and what was left was packed up for us to take home. A wonderful afternoon and I could not recommend enough. We will definitely be back !More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Wonderful home made food, steak and kidney pie and fresh vegetables was amazing. Knickerbocker glory just like we had as children and their cakes are out of this world. Dollys is a tearoom that must be visited as food is too good to miss.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

Popped in today for cupa and tea cake but bought some mint chocolate home made cake to take away And we can only say it was AMAZING!! This cake would win awards and it’s just like our mums would have made. Feel we may have...to sample more of the cakes very soon. Always a pleasure to visit Dolly’s and you can be sure of a warm welcome.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Dolly’s did us proud! We held the wake for our dearly departed grandad here. He was a regular customer and loved going there. The buffet was delicious and the cakes were amazing. They were very helpful and very kind and kept us topped up with...tea and coffee too. Grandad would have recommended them for their lunches and we would definitely recommend them for a delicious buffet spread. Thank you Dolly’s xMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

Never been here before . It was a treat for my mum. Four of us went for a high tea. We were asked which sandwiches we wanted , and which cake and scones. Usually in other establishments you get what you are given . Very...friendly. Lovely soft bread for sandwiches, huge pieces of cake, and lovely scones with jam and clotted cream. All home made - all delicious too. All the tea you can drink . Also each person gets their own cake stand , really nice. Thankyou . We will be back .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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