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Meare Shop and Tea Room

Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 452156
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely cafe beside lake. Great views. Cafe has great outside area ideal if you have a dog . Lovely tea and coffee and a superb fish finger sandwich

Thank brummyboy1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a very pleasant hour or so on several occasions while on holiday in the area, watching the water fowl and the antics of the boaters on the lake while enjoying a morning coffee, lunch or an ice cream at the tea rooms. Food was...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit the Meare tea rooms on our many visits to Suffolk and have greatly enjoyed having a cup of tea and a snack sat by the lake there.We visited again last week,sat down and I went inside to order to be greeted by...More

Thank Miles D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We visited the meare tea rooms on our annual day out for a nursing home my partner is in.theyre we're 5 in wheelchairs,1 able to walk,2 carers a nurse and me. The benches outside were difficult to get the wheelchairs in and they had some...More

Thank _a_thomson716
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were disappointed by the long wait and congestion in waiting to be served. Might be better to have waitress service then at least you could be enjoying the view instead of being inside and being pushed about by those shopping while you are trying...More

Thank HollyQuincey
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Great location and views over lake. Food was good, cream tea was good value although other food was a little expensive. Dogs allowed outside. Considering how quiet it was, service was slow. Very expensive coffee

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here with friends, although the staff are friendly and helpful when you look behind the till area where the cooking is done you do wonder what type of food you're going to get! Doesn't look like the cleanest kitchen in Suffolk! Food is...More

Thank hazza12016
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Family friendly cafe and tea shop in a beautiful setting. It was very busy on bank holiday Monday yet the staff were brilliant, clearing us a table and giving us colouring to keep the children entertained. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Kids beans...More

Thank frue1504
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were trying to be healthy so had a jacket potato with tuna/ prawns with side salad, but there were some mega quiches on offer which I would have had if I could, came with big portion of chips and salad for £8, looked lovely...

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great location next to the Meare overlooking the boats, swans, cygnets,etc. Had the vegetable soup it was horrible -monosodium glutamate was the overriding taste. Lovely location it is a shame tonot make better use of it by also providing decent food. It is cafe fare...More

Thank properenglish2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Thorpeness
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 452156
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