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“such a great find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Margaret's Rustic Tea Garden

Margaret's Rustic Tea Garden
Ranked #2 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$6
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“such a great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Trip advisor needs 200 characters for the review and yet this place needs so many less as its all about Margaret - unique, lovely, special, like your best granny ever and she does a great tea too!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Bosham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly & lovely atmosphere...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We went here after reading trip advisor, it was no1 in bude. It was a wet miserable day, so we sat inside ... Inside is a caravan btw. Margaret is the highlight, she really is a lovely lady, she was so friendly & inviting. She gave our 20 month old toddler lots of attention & biscuits, which she obviously loved!! We had a great chat with other locals there, who all know Margaret well.

We had 2 cream teas, the scones weren't the best I've ever tasted and they had way too much cream on, I only ate
half & to be honest I didn't think they were worth £4 each.


  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank minchie
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cream tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

After reading all the reviews we just had to go and visit. What a beautiful garden, with a lovely stream going through it. Have to admit, we didn't have the best weather to eat a cream tea outside, (very cold, grey and miserable) but it was worth it! I would recommend a long walk on the beach and then amble up to Margaret's and have a bit of a natter and a cream tea - or equally a piece of the lovely looking cakes on display!

Visited May 2014
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bude's little diamond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Well what can I say that hasn't already been said?!! By far the best cream teas you will find and in a perfect little hideaway next to the beach. Margaret is a gem and truly understands how to look after customers :)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hotlips99
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quantity not quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Lovely walk from Bude and perfect spot in the bay for a tea shop but we honestly don't know how this is no. 1! Scones are ok (not homemade), jam is bog standard and the quantity of cream is over-the-top, so much so that most of our group had to scrape half of it off!
If you like quantity over quality and have a lot of time to wait for service then this place is good for you. Otherwise I recommend driving to Westward Ho to Tea on the Green.

Visited May 2014
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