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Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room

West Buckland, Wellington TA21 9HX, England
+44 1823 461878
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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West Buckland, Wellington TA21 9HX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday lunch at Willowbrook yesterday. Great food and great service as always for our family gathering (14 of us). We'll be back!

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food excellent And generous portions service very good everyone helpful and pleasant wander round garden centre would recommend

Thank lindajenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a regular eating place for me and I've had some lovely meals - most memorable was pan-fried sea-bream which was absolutely delicious. There's a good well-priced regular menu with various specials. Vegetables are always well-cooked and generous - today there was red cabbage,...More

Thank lindabrk
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Called in on the way to Taunton, had a look round the garden centre and fancied some elevenses. Looked at the menu and settled for the bacon sandwich , which was fine. Other garden centres round here , try really hard with their menus to...More

Thank John G
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, thank you for our review and I hoped you enjoyed the bacon sandwich. Just thought I would let you know that we have now launched our NEW summer menu ready for the long, hot summer days. There are lots of different dishes on...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We both had the beer battered cod and chips plus tea. It was excellent, well priced and the service was also very good

Thank John B
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review John. Glad you enjoyed the 'beer battered cod' but don't forget we have a good selection of different fish dishes every week on our special 'Fish Friday'. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

My family and i stopped of for breakfast they cater for all tastes from cereal /fruit to full English all served by friendly staff.

Thank Mandy B
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mandy, thank you for the review. I'll pass on your kind comments to the staff.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We love this garden centre for its friendly atmosphere and accessibliity. Excellent service and everything is laid out well for ease of shopping. The garden centre is lovely as you can eat outside if the weather permits and there are plenty of ducks and chickens...More

Thank Jill P
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jill for your review. The Summer is looking good so hopefully we will see you sitting outside again soon.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a business breakfast and found the place clean and tidy, good pleasant staff and reasonably priced but what I consider part of a fried breakfast were charged as extras (tea, toast,bread and butter) which made the meal almost double the price but...More

Thank canton59
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Canton59, thank you for your honest review. We do listen to our customers and as of the 27th May 2017 we have launched our Summer menu with a few changes to the breakfast menu. In the breakfast menu we have now included fried bread...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My dad and I stoped hear for breakfast and wow it was delightful. Friendly staff, lovely place to have a stop on the bikesMore

Thank Graham H
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Graham H, thank you for your review. It was good to hear that you cycled to us and I can let you know that during the Summer months we will be trialing an offer for anyone who arrives to us on a bike. Keep...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A pleasant garden centre cafe, which is clean and well staffed with sensible prices. It a shame that in a garden centre with pet shop etc there are no indoor facilities for our four legged friendsMore

1  Thank Duncan286
Stephen G, Owner at Willowbrook Cafe and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Duncan286 for your review. It is true that at the moment we don't allow dogs in the actual café (it's only a small café) but we do have plenty of seating outside that you could enjoy with your four legged friends during the...More

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Hi Stephen G I'm just confirming 7 people on Aug15th around 10-10:30am for breakfast as booked 5mths ago. Can you confirm we are still booked in. Kind Regards Andy Tomlinson.
9 August 2015|
Response from Stephen G | Property representative |
Hi Andy, Yep we can confirm that your table is still reserved for you. Good Luck with the holiday traffic and we'll see you then.
Can we book a table for 7 people on Aug 15th 2015 around 10-10-30am as we are travelling from Sheffield to Cornwall for breakfast? Reason I ask is often places are too busy to seat 7 around the holiday period. Kind Regards..
8 March 2015|
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Response from Stephen G | Property representative |
Hi 42Andy, Yes you can book a table and we have reserved it for you already. Thank you for asking the question and choosing to visit us on your long journey and we look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Buckland, Wellington TA21 9HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 461878
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We are a small friendly cafe and tea room set in a well known family-run garden centre. We are situated on the main A38 between Wellington and Taunton and just 5 minutes from Junction 26 of the M5. We have a wide and varied menu and chefs daily specials. We are known for our 'All-day breakast', lunches and cream-teas. During the Summer you can enjoy the fresh air and somerset-made ice-cream in our lovely tea garden which has great views of the Blackdown Hills.
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