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Lee Abbey Tea Cottage

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Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A lovely place to have a short break as you walk along the Devon coast line. An amazing location and fine food.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Ran by members of the Lee Abbey Christian Fellowship. Located within the grounds of the Abbey close to their beach. Tables arranged in private groupings some with good views over the sea. Service is excellent and the homemade cakes and scones delicious. Can recommend

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a long walk. The perfect place to relax. It has a beautiful garden with places to sit in the sun or shade and only a 2 min walk to the beach. They even do a take away if you prefer to eat on the beach. The cream tea was lovely and prices very reasonable. The place is... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ran by members of the Lee Abbey Christian Fellowship. Located within the grounds of the Abbey close to their beach. Tables arranged in private groupings some with good views over the sea. Service is excellent and the homemade cakes and scones delicious. Can recommend

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enderley, leadership at Lee Abbey Tea Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your encouraging review. As you may be aware for us the Tea Cottage is more about ministry than money. More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting the tea cottage when visiting Lee Bay is a must. Cream tea is the best in the area with fresh scones. Sit back and enjoy the tea, while savouring the Exmoor countryside.

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enderley, Leadership at Lee Abbey Tea Cottage, responded to this review

Well gosh, thank you so much for your wonderful comments and recommendation. We hope to see you soon. Blessings More 

Loughton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great little place. Came in here by chance and we were greeted by very friendly staff. Sadly we could not sit in the beautiful garden as it was pouring with rain but the inside was just as sweet. Lovely little hideaway for a light lunch.

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enderley, Leadership at Lee Abbey Tea Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your much valued comments. We are glad the weather did not stop the enjoyment. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We walked from Lynton and this gives a good day out along with the beach nearby. Service was very friendly and effective. Our table was very wobbly and we did worry about our refreshments becoming earthbound. Perhaps we should just have chosen a better table, but all tables should be secure.

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enderley, leadership at Lee Abbey Tea Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed meeting our Community members. We will certainly look to improving the tables next season... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the tea room after a day on the beach. There is a reasonable range of food available and is excellent value, and all made locally on the estate, where possible. The staff are volunteers from the Lee Abbey Community and are all friendly and helpful. The gardens are secluded and clean. A lovely little gem after time... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Good stop off point on the coast path, or just before the Valley of the Rocks . Just up from a little beach too.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We came across this place after a morning exploring the surrounding area and were delightfully impressed. The gardens were lovely, there was a great choice of food and homemade cakes. Although the cafe was extremely busy around lunch time, once we had ordered our food, the food service was quick. An absolute 'jewel' not to be missed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?