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“Mr Grumpy's Tea Room”
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Exford Bridge Tea Rooms
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$14
Description: Under new management, and an extensive redecoration! Opening Easter 2018, 7 days a week from 8am thru to 4pm. Offering an exciting breakfast range to satisfy every appetite, light lunches, cream teas and high afternoon tea. The Exford Bridge Tea Rooms is situated in the heart of Exmoor, with its own free car park. Nestled within the centre of Exford village, backing onto the village green with generous children’s playing apparatus. Family & Dog friendly, free wi-fi, barrister coffee and gluten free menu available.
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Description: Under new management, and an extensive redecoration! Opening Easter 2018, 7 days a week from 8am thru to 4pm. Offering an exciting breakfast range to satisfy every appetite, light lunches, cream teas and high afternoon tea. The Exford Bridge Tea Rooms is situated in the heart of Exmoor, with its own free car park. Nestled within the centre of Exford village, backing onto the village green with generous children’s playing apparatus. Family & Dog friendly, free wi-fi, barrister coffee and gluten free menu available.
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Desperate to recover from the misery of a wet campsite, imagine our delight to discover the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms by the side of the babbling river: the perfect place, we thought, for a relaxing, friendly and restorative brunch.

Alas, parking in what appeared to be a public car park, adorned with adverts for the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, we were assailed by a bearded gentleman who was washing his car in the rain. He barked "Excuse me, is that your car?". As we had just alighted, we answered in the affirmative. "The Car Park's over there: can't you see the signs?" We pointed out that there was nothing to say this wasn't a public car park, but he continued to bark at us as he wrung the neck of his sponge.

The bearded gentleman, it turned out, was the genial host of the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms.

Slightly taken aback by the bearded gentleman's innovative marketing strategy, we mentioned at this point that all we had wanted was to go to the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms: "We don't want people like you" was the response.

At this point we decided we would not be brunching at the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms that morning. We left the bearded proprietor of the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms to polish his car in the rain.

We'd like to take this opportunity to humbly offer some advice to Mrs Exford Bridge Tea Rooms (Sybil?): some people are not temperamentally suited to public-facing service businesses. It may just be that your husband (Basil?) falls into this category. His place is in the attic. Doing the accounts. Behind a locked and bolted door.

By the way, the Tantivy Cafe at Dulverton does an excellent all day breakfast.

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tearoomtom, Owner at Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

I saw the reviewers in question in my car park obviously getting ready to go for a walk ,donning waterproof and wet weather clothing . You do not do this if you are going to a tearooms about 10 yards away.
I confronted one of the men as he was leaving my car park and heading down the road, he said he thought it was a public car park as there where no signs (there are 6 signs saying Tearooms Car Park Only). Once they realised that they had made a mistake they started to make excuses saying that they where going to come in for breakfast, you don’t normally do this in wet weather gear!
Please come back and sample our food and you can write a constructive review and after you have eaten you can leave your car and go for a walk.

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