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Bumbles Tea Room

The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
+44 1736 797977
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good23%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“club sandwich” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and cake en route to the Tate. We sat for some time before the waitress told us it was counter service. Abandoned cake just ordered coffee. Coffee was ok but spoiled by ambiance, or lack of it! Bumbles is absolutely soulless...More

1  Thank W9465PGwendyr
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Ordered a cream tea. The scone was not a traditional scone. It came microwaved, spongy and wobbly. Not warm but positively steaming hot! Had to wait for it to cool down! (We were not asked if we wanted it heated. I certainly prefer my scones...More

3  Thank JaneIsobel
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We popped in for lunch on the way back from the Tate, it was the first place we passed that had space.The food was adequate and the service was ok. One order was wrong, but this was remedied quickly. I would go back again.

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We have always been put off from trying this tea room when we are in St Ives due to all the bad reviews, but we thought we would see what it was like for ourselves. We honestly could not fault the cream tea, lovely plain...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We come to St Ives twice a year. We have never been in Bumbles and so this time, we said we ought to try it. It was empty, and a girl and a guy were inside the kitchen chatting. The guy was sitting. On entering,...More

3  Thank Strawson65
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Any time we have been in St Ives we have visited this small tearoom. Appalled to see this place rated 121 out of 122. Yes, this is not like how it used to be. The quick friendly service we first experienced has gone back a...More

Thank malstewart
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Staff were nice but the food was over priced eg medium Rowe pasty with salad £5.50 probably to catch the crowd going to Tate and the crab sandwich not much crab .

1  Thank trexman92
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Went in for a cream tea, staff look very miserable and have no customer service, they had talk sport on the radio very loud right behind a man who was eating instead of some nice easy listening music, very small portion size on the jam...More

3  Thank GYPSYSRP
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We waited 30 mins to just order then presented with something that resembled a scone. The service is so slow the place is always full and turning people away! If this place was in the back of beyond it would fail overnight

2  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Ordered a cream tea but asked if I could swap the drink for coffee. Was charged £7.50 as they don't knock off the price of the tea they just add the price of coffee on. I wouldn't mind if the scones were nice but they'd...More

3  Thank JamScone1
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Benchley
10 June 2017|
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Response from Ruth F |
not indoors , but welcome to use the seating and tables outside in the sunshine ,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Digey, St Ives TR26 1HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797977
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