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The Winding House Tea Rooms

6 Castle Terrace, Bridgnorth WV16 4AH, England
+44 1746 761962
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (15 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6 Castle Terrace, Bridgnorth WV16 4AH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was 'greeted'by someone bellowing 'kitchen closed' from the kitchen. Was told to take a seat by a surly middle aged woman. The place was a disgusting mess with dirty crockery covering the tables. Food was okay, very limited vegetarian and vegan options. Staff cant take...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Foodiefoo92
Reviewed 25 October 2018

visited yesterday with family. The scones which were what i was looking forward to trying weren't as what i expected , too dry and the butter too cold. Even though it was a beautiful day and the sun was out the terrace was closed (...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nazee b
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Sunny Sunday afternoon and arrived to almost every table,inside and out, covered in used crockery waiting to be cleared. We had to add to the pile on another table to clear one to sit at. Coffee was fine but I have got soya milk and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gayeray5
Reviewed 29 September 2018

When we turned up we were asked wether we would like to sit inside or out and the young girl suggested outside as it was a lovely day. We found a lovely seat outside and noticed some tables had not been cleared including the one...More

Date of visit: September 2018
5  Thank Yvonne P
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We came on a visit with the kids and they ordered a sandwich each and my husband and I shared an afternoon tea. Oh my goodness, the best sandwiches I think I have ever had! Beautiful views and lovely staff. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ShirleyA98
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We chose this cafe because we wanted to sit outside (and not on the street) for lunch last week in sunny weather. The stairs down to both the inside cafe and further down to the terrace were quite steep but, for the able-bodied, well worth...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited at 2:30. Offered table outside. Asked if cold to sit outside; replied don’t know I don’t go outside. Interesting start... Sat next to funicular railway which was nice. Sought to order 3x cream teas - according to menu £5 each. Last three scones, so...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank richardbS8835ZO
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t fault today’s visit to The Winding House with our Canadian friends. Warmly welcomed, and given great window seat table overlooking the cliff railway and glorious views over Bridgnorth and the river, we were soon tucking into delicious finger sandwiches with various scrumptious fillings, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen_Kingswinford
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited this tea room while on a day trip to Bridgnorth. It sits above the cliff railway and would be easy to miss. We sat outside in an area that was strictly non-smoking and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Service was excellent and the staff...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Thelma A
Reviewed 12 August 2018

A charming cafe/ restaurant very much hidden from the casual visitor's eye at the top of the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway. As the name implies, it sits alongside and below the winding house for the railway and glimpses can be had of the machinery in action...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rovingpublover
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Castle Terrace, Bridgnorth WV16 4AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Bridgnorth
  • Phone Number: +44 1746 761962
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A delightful Victorean inspired licensed tea room with a beautiful garden terrace and glorious views over the River Severn and Low Town. Serving light lunches, morning and afternoon tea seven days a week (Please note that we only use fresh ingredients delivered daily, therefore it is always best to book at least 24hrs in advance for Afternoon Teas to avoid disappointment. Due to the unique nature and quaint charm of our property our kitchen is very small and this may cause delays during busy periods however we will make sure that it was worth the wait!! You can watch the Cliff Railway operating and see the winding house for the railway in action from the tea rooms. We offer exceptional service and food made fresh on the premises using local ingredients, make this place a must see on a visit to Bridgnorth.
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