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“Lovely tea room”

The Old Station House Tea Rooms at Holmsley
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Burley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: British, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set in the fantastic splendour of the National Park, a taste sensation awaits you at this former Victorian railway station. Meet, greet and enjoy the best food and drinks for miles around, in a comfortable, relaxed setting. You won't be disappointed.
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Perfectly located in a pretty spot on disused railway/ cycle route it's well worth a visit to this tea room, especially as a welcome stop off on a bike ride/ walk. They do serve food too which looked delicious but we just had hot drinks & cakes which were superb. We also enjoyed bird watching in the garden where several different birds including woodpeckers were coming to the bird feeders.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This place is always busy especially in the summer months and I believe this says a lot. we have visited here quite a few times, it appears to have changed ownership a few times but tends to keep the same standard. Although we use it as a tea shop they do serve meals. I personally find it interesting as it was the railway station at Holmsley unfortunately closed before I moved to this area.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Second visit to the team rooms in April. Always a warm welcome and a lovely tea. Will keep coming back.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Arrived on bicycles in torrential rain, desperately needing shelter and food and so wet we thought we might be denied entry. But far from it! Not only did the proprietor welcome us in, the staff found us places for our kit to drip and even turned on the radiators so that our sopping-wet clothes could dry. We had hot and delicious home-made soup, a steak/mushroom pie, and fantastic pudding (chocolate éclair and lemon meringue pie). Hot drinks were also excellent-creamy hot chocolate and 'tea-pigs' Earl Grey. The restaurant was doing a booming trade and is clearly well-supported by locals and others who had travelled some way. This place has a lot of charm- I would put it down to the combination of good traditional food served well, and the genuinely kind welcome. We were in a bad way when we arrived but left warm, dry, cheered and ready for the next 50 miles- oh, and they have bike racks too! What more could anyone ask?

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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We went here for a family meal and were seated quickly at our reserved table and our drinks orders were taken after about 15 minutes by which time we had also decided on our meals luckily and so ordered those at the same time. The food arrived reasonably fast after about 40 minutes considering how busy they were but it was an age before our table was cleared, not until we sent someone to ask about deserts were they cleared, it was then an age before our deserts arrived. The problem was that they were short staffed for the numbers of people they had and yet they were still seating new people rather than turning them away and serving those already seated.

We had a variety of meals and they were really quite good, the Sunday roast was good although the roast potatoes could have been better. The deserts were better looking than they tasted which was a shame as they looked amazing. The creme brûlée was the best. I believe they are relatively new management and so maybe they will get the idea of customer service right eventually. I will not be in a hurry to return while they care more for making money than good customer service. The Sunday roast was a good price at £10.75 and the beef was of a good quality. Our meal averaged at £18 per head for a main course drink and dessert.

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