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“Peaceful place for a boutique brew”

The Vintage Tea Emporium
Ranked #1 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Uttoxeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$5
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A Vintage Tea Room serving a range of Quality Loose Leaf Tea's, Coffee, Home-baked Cakes, Breakfasts and Light Lunches, fully licensed with an exclusive Wine and Beer menu. Serving traditional Afternoon Tea daily from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Private Dining Room hire for parties, meetings and functions for 15 - 30 guests. Outside Catering available.
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Peaceful place for a boutique brew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stopped in for a brew and a spot of lunch on a very rainy day. It was a quiet, peaceful place to take tea and stop for a hour or two.
Going to sound a bit bourgeois now, but they put rather too many tea leaves in the darjeeling - the stuff was virtually bursting out the top. Apart from that, they had a great range of teas for even fussy tea snobs like us.
There were only a couple of staff around, and most of the time they were downstairs in the kitchen. It was a quiet weekday afternoon and we weren't made to feel unwanted, even though we stayed much longer than we might normally.
The place is delightfully presented, with an "eclectic" mix of cups and saucers on each table, and assorted mid-twentieth-century paraphernalia on the walls. Certainly somewhere to steal decorating ideas from: it's like the whole place just jumped off Pinterest and into Uttoxeter high street.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Really nice place with good service, food and drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Went here en route to somewhere else and was pleasantly surprised at the quality for somewhere that looked a little bit clichéd from the outside. The tea and coffee were really good (as I guess you would expect) but the service was patchy. Most were great but the odd one looked like they would rather be anywhere else! Not enough to mean we wouldn't go again though!

  • Visited May 2014
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Stafford
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Afternoon delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I love this place- have been on several occasions for birthdays, lunches and meeting friends. It is an absolute delight- food is delicious and so beautifully presented- the staff are charming. I cannot fault it. You must go...and take me too!

  • Visited March 2014
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

My sister and I came across this gorgeous little vintage tea room while on a trip to Uttoxeter. It's a beautiful place..Right up my street so to speak!! We both enjoyed the cream tea and spent a happy hour drinking endless cups of tea from gorgeous China teacups. Service was brilliant too. Will definitely visit again..Well done.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“afternoon tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Afternoon tea has to be booked in advance but is well worth the effort, plenty of lovely home made cakes and treats. friendly staff and a vintage feel to the place. I'll certainly go back again.

Visited February 2014
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