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The Great British Tea Shop

23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (104 reviews)
“sausage roll” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this tea room after reading lots of positive reviews on here. Didn't disappoint!!!!! The best cream tea we had all week! The tea shop was quite small but was highly accommodating for us with our large pram. All staff were really nice and welcoming....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed our lunch like we did a couple of years ago. I liked the range of cakes they had on offer. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly staff had a superb cream tea and you could tell that the scones are made with love . Been calling in here when on holiday for three years now and it's always consistent almost forgot they do a lovely cheese and onion pasty...More

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a cake and a cuppa-as you do when on holiday Fantastic homemade cakes Very nice ice cream milkshake (banana,yummmmm) Fabulous service

Thank 258Rachel258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable cream tea and selection of cakes whilst visiting Ilfracombe for the day. Cakes were clearly home made and the cream tea was very generous. Staff were friendly and we had a warm welcome. Recommended.

Thank S B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lots of choice in Ilfracombe for cream tea/coffee/cake but this is the place to go. Lovely little tea shop with a mouth watering selection of cakes and plenty of drink options. Service was great and the food came quickly - the cake was moorish, but...More

Thank V7057KVandyb
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I went here with a friend on Saturday and had chocolate cake and a strawberry milkshake...the cake was LOVELY! The range of cakes and such was very good and we will certainly be back soon! Cake tasted like proper home made cake...no idea if it...More

Thank Andyherts1980
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have the cream tea each and, my god how amazing... fresh scones straight out the oven, topped with jam and clotted cream. Perfect way to treat yourself.

Thank gwillo1988
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This place looked quite inviting but we were disappointed with both the take out coffee and the food purchased from here.

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place great cakes and know how to make tea try the pasties staff always happy and helpful always try to call in when in Ilfracombe

Thank topboy22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 44271855565
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