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Molly's Tea Room

96 Bancroft, Hitchin SG5 1NQ, England
+44 1462 337470
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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96 Bancroft, Hitchin SG5 1NQ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

I had a cake made by Molly's tea room for my daughers birthday. I was absolutely lovely and they made the whole process so easy. I have also visited the tea rooms many times and always enjoyed my experience.

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super little character tea room, great food, super service. Recommend highly to all wanting an old style tea room experience.

Thank Snowangel54
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Today we visited Molly’s Tea Room in Hitchin to use an Afternoon Tea voucher for two which was given to us for our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. The service and food couldn’t be faulted and we will certainly go back again.

Thank BedfordshireAngelica
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times with others and they are friendly and the cakes are yummy and they are often something different the whole ambience of the place is lovely olde worlde teashop but a modern twist. I have even felt comfortable enough...More

Thank Clare M
molleystearoom, Owner at Molly's Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Clare, So glad you enjoy our little establishment, we do try really hard to make it a friendly and inviting place. We have specifically avoided the coffee machines that everyone else has as they invariably have hisses and banging that would be out of...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We had a superb time for our afternoon tea. A delicious selection of cordial sandwiches cakes and scones plus of course a choice of tea or coffee. Great little tea room. Very welcoming, we had a great time.

Thank sandra_snelling
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Took my mother for tea and sandwiches at this lovely restaurant. Nice selection of freshly baked cakes. Sandwiches freshly prepared on beautiful bread and sensibly priced. Warm, friendly staff - well worth a visit

Thank Mike W
molleystearoom, Owner at Molly's Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Mike, Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad that you liked our little place - the cakes area always freshly baked and theres usually something new to try. Hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards, Molly

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Popped in for breakfast this morning and was greeted with a quaint tea room. Very homely and cosy and staff are very helpful too. Have a GF option and soya milk available too.

Thank smcmangion
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Molly's tea room goes all out to please customers - today we had a great themed afternoon tea. Pumpkin juice, tea, squash, butter beer, golden snitches, cauldrons, sandwiches, cakes, every flavour beans, pumpkin pasties...we are totally full! Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, great fun!

4  Thank kimalexander1972
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Walking through Hitchin Town Centre a number of times over the past couple of months I had either passed by Molly's Tea Room heading into town, or popped to Sainsbury's for a meal deal. I've always enjoyed visiting tea rooms and I had always said...More

6  Thank Nigel S
molleystearoom, Owner at Molly's Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Dear Nigel, My fabulous staff and I were all so excited to read your most complimentary review. We are used to receiving glowing comments but your particularly delightful words require a personal thank you. We know that you can never please all of the people...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Booked Afternoon Tea for my mum’s 80th birthday. It was lovely. Great range of sandwiches and the cakes were delicious, polished off with scone, jam and clotted cream. Service from the ladies was wonderful. My mum and son have visited before and had breakfast which...More

3  Thank jaxdax
molleystearoom, Owner at Molly's Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi Jax, Many thanks for your kind review, its always great to hear when we've got it right. I do always make sure that staff know when we get a positive review and lovely feedback... saying that, we do also try to learn from the...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Susan M
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Bancroft, Hitchin SG5 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 337470
  • E-mail
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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