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Mother Meldrums Tea Room & Garden

Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (26 reviews)
“minced meat” (5 reviews)
“cake” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful walk last week in this stunning area and could really have done with a nice hot drink as the day was rather dank. We were very disappointed to find that the cafe was closed, we would have thought it would stay...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or tea and cake after a walk! Quick service and friendly staff. Dog friendly too!

Thank npud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Very dog friendly - woof 😉 Plenty of refreshments and cake 🍰 an ideal little stop after visiting valley rocks.

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I have been here whenever in the area and when not here I dream about its food. They produce the best home made food in the country. Just good wonderful gorgeous mouth watering pastries and pies etc. tasting like food used to in my youth...More

Thank JaneCarnegie
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous little tearoom right in the shadow of the Valley of the Rocks. Everything you'd expect from a tearoom and more. Delightful views when sitting outside - a must if you can, when the weather is favourable. Food is both well prepared and generous. Staff...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

When going out to the valley of the rocks we will pop in and have a cream tea as the scones are light and a nice size with plenty of jam and cream, we substitute the tea for a cappuccino which is always nice.

Thank millsy2017
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on sunny bank holiday Monday - busy, but still very friendly service, excellent cream tea (two very tasty, fresh, light and large scones with plenty of clotted cream and jam each). Lovely garden too for our toddler to explore with loads of birds to...More

Thank clareheath2014
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Little gem, nice tea rooms with extensive menu, savoury and sweet dishes, nice out door eating benches with plenty of shade, access easy, we went for tea and mincemeat and apple tart, generous portions indeed!!!!! Would definitely recommend, prepare to wait at busy times, but...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

As always when visiting the valley of the rocks we look forward to a cream tea at the tea rooms. Most disappointing visit from over the last 20+ years. Has it changed ownership? The tea was moist as expected but the scones were an unpleasant...More

Thank ah8882016
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a visit to the valley of the rocks today. We paid £2 for 2 hours in the car park in the middle of the valley and felt we needed to fuel up for a walk around the valley. Mother Meldrums is...More

Thank piedwarbler
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Questions & Answers
17 August 2016|
Response from Joyfull69 | Property representative |
We are open from April 10-00am
14 August 2016|
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Response from JanT1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Mike R
19 October 2015|
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Response from Joyfull69 | Property representative |
Yes until 1st Nov
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
Beautiful location and gardens in The Valley of the Rocks Lynton offering Great lunches home made cakes & deserts cream teas and excellent Tea and coffee
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