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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Molly's Tea Room in Hitchin is a 1940s themed vintage tea room, serving hot and cold food but specialising in home made cakes, cream tea and afternoon tea. A cream tea includes two scones with cream and jam and copious amounts of tea or coffee. Afternoon tea is the full monty - cake stands with fancies and delicate cakes and another stand with a variety of delicious finger sandwiches. Molly's Tea Room is available for private and out of hours functions. Molly's Tea Room is also home to a once monthly book club on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of each month - all are welcome.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Cafe, British
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 April 2021 via mobile

My husband ordered afternoon tea for my birthday and all was delicious. Fresh sandwiches, light scones and delicious cakes! Thank you for making a lockdown birthday much more enjoyable than the last!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

I found Molly’s online and contacted them to arrange a cake delivery to a local friend. They couldn’t have been more helpful on email and on the phone and delivered a beautiful selection of cakes at a very reasonable price. Looking forward to visiting the...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 28 January 2021

We needed some cheering up..and never had afternoon tea delivered by...it arrived on time. Lovely fresh sandwiches cakes really nice ... When I saw how much cream there was i was thinking there's no way enough to go in the 2 scones ...but there was...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

We visited Mollys Tea Room today for Afternoon tea. Sandwiches, yummy cakes and lovely warm scones, all very nice. Friendly staff, will be visiting Mollys again.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020

lovely tearoom serving range of food. Normally serves all day breakfast and sandwiches/toasted sandwiches although at moment only serving cakes and drinks I had some very tasty choc chip cake and a nice pot of tea (which included lovely dainty cups and a tea cosy!)...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

I used to like Molly's but I think that it's a little overpriced for what it is. The decor inside is nice, but it always feels a bit damp when eating in. The food is average but I love the teapots.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Was just browsing down a small round when my friend & l came across Molly’s Tea Room. It looked to bright & pretty we went in . We enjoyed homemade walnut & coffee cake . Lovely warm service . The table & chairs were spaced...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 August 2020

What a find. My late mother judged tea shops on their ability to provide tea cakes that were both hot and unstinting in the amount of butter provided and Molly's came well up to standard. On a second visit, we found that cake is served...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Although the staff were friendly. My visit was disappointing. I ordered a ham and mustard sandwich on granary bread, it arrived and was filled with what I can only describe as cheap ham and brown bread. It said on the menu that it came with...More

Date of visit: August 2020
molleystearoom, Owner at Molly's Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2020

Hi Helen, I'm sorry your food wasn't up to scratch, we aim for high standards in everything we do but it sounds like we dropped the ball on your visit and I can only apologise. I will take note of your comments and try to...More

Reviewed 28 July 2020

A surprise birthday gift from our daughter delivered at a pre-arranged time so she was on the phone to us when it arrived. Four types of sandwiches were nicely presented in the box and were very fresh, four different cakes - 2 of each -...More

Date of visit: July 2020
molleystearoom, Owner at Molly's Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. We do try very hard to deliver quality every time and it is lovely to hear when it goes well. I do hope that you are able to come and visit the tea room when you feel...More

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Rebecca K
25 March 2018|
Response from molleystearoom | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca, yes indeed we have a number of breakfast items on the menu, available all day. Nothing is fried though, we try to keep them a little healthier. We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am till 5pm on... More
27 October 2017|
Response from Hugh P |
Hi Susan, yes indeed. We have vouchers for set values, £5, £10 etc as well as vouchers for Afternoon Tea (1,2,4 guests). Please do pop in to Molly’s and talk to one of our lovely staff. Unfortunately we cannot do these... More
Angela B
22 October 2017|
Response from molleystearoom | Property representative |
Hi Angela, Molly's is quite child friendly - we have a baby changing facility in the wash room and a high chair but I don't think we would describe it as toddler friendly. As part of the normal running of the tea room, we... More
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  • Yes, Molly's Tea Room offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Molly's Tea Room offers delivery services.

  • Molly's Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4