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“Charming, welcoming, good food - but expensive”

The Old School House Tea Rooms & Tea Garden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Axminster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Charming, welcoming, good food - but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We ate outside in the tranquil garden with ample shade on a lovely sunny day. The staff were very friendly, polite and attentive. We each had a sandwich platter, consisting of a sandwich, small side salad and served with crisps. Very tasty and fresh, the portions were adequate, but with a coke and a pot of tea bringing the cost to just under £15, rather expensive. There is no loo, so you're directed to the public toilets a short distance away.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Bethesda, MD
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Charming Tea Room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

My husband had the Sunday Roast Special consisting of a generous plate of sliced pork with gravy, stuffing, cabbage, apple sauce and carrots for 7.95 GBP. I had the same plus dessert for 10.95 GBP. My husband also had a shandy. We shared my slice of coffee walnut cake which was very good. All the ingredients were fresh. Service was a bit slow, but very friendly. The atmosphere homey.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Average scones in quaint garden”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Quaint, if small, seating area in garden with umbrellas for shade. Service was fine. However, the scones were just average and tasted like the cheaper ones from supermarkets. We had 3 drinks and 4 cream scones between us which cost a total of £14.

  • Visited August 2013
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Old Worldy but good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Relaxed atmosphere, great choice, very good service, excellent cream teas but a little shabby if chic.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Was there with a family of 7, the food was good but a little more expensive then the tea rooms in larger towns. If you're there for just tea then the value is ok, but I will recommend you to go somewhere else for lunch, not that the food was not tasty, but a little expensive for the small portions..

I think they had some daily lunch platter, but I was 10 minutes late and then could not get it..
Although i did go for some home...pie... could not remember the name.. but it was a good authentic homemade pie.

small outdoor place so do not go there with a large group

  • Visited July 2013
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