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High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
+44 1451 820474
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into The Chestnut Tree for a cup of tea while visiting Bourton-on-the-Water, although I think it should have been named 'Teapots!' There were teapots everywhere of various varieties and design - on the window sill and many hanging from the ceiling. Table service, which was nice and then you just pay when you are finished. Staff seemed pleasant and... More 

Thank caroline b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and drinks - There was a variety of food and drinks to choose from which sounded delicious, but was quite disappointed that the squash was a bit pricey even though it is just cordial and tap water. Pricing reasonable Staff - The staff were really good, came to the table to order and also quick service too which was... More 

Thank Reeve L
Athens, Greece
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really good. Had lovely soup was so cold last week. (Minestrone) and a baked potato filled with chili. The helpings were huge I couldn't finish mine

Thank 65yv0nne
Warwick, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a light lunch during a visit to Bourton on a very wet, miserable & cold Sunday afternoon. The decor is a bit dated and not to our taste and seems to make the place darker than it really is. The service was excellent. Very prompt & lovely staff. We ordered a jacket spud and some homemade... More 

Thank Ellabella208
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Visited (with advance booking) on a cold and very busy day. We were a group of five, three adults, a four-year-old and a small baby with a lot of equipment. Staff could not have been more helpful, finding us a space with room for buggy etc. and even offering to link on another table if we did not have enough... More 

Thank judithcmcgregor
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Not a friendly establishment at all. Certainly not welcoming. Rather a shame. Can't really say anymore because the staff did not bother to find us seats or try to help us sort our little group of six as they were more concerned about causing obstruction for staff walking so a pram or stroller would certainly have caused uproar to their... More 

Thank bubbly h
Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Good service and nice food. Busy atmosphere, a nice place to get out of the cold and have a nice warm soup and a cuppa!

Thank 740Frankie
Strathdon, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Bourton on the Water is such an attractive village it pulls in lots of visitors, so there are many options. For a perfect English tea the Chestnut is the ideal place. Thoughtfully decorated with a teapot theme and all you would hope for in a tea shop.

Thank Ronnie S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

First time at the Chestnut Tree, a very friendly welcome and good service. The food was excellent, the scones were the best we have ever tasted. Attentive service throughout and extra drinks were supplied. There was so much food that what remained was boxed up for us to take away.

Thank Rory M
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Visited The Chestnut Tree with hopes of a hot meal at half 4 on a Saturday afternoon, unfortunately we were told the kitchen had already closed even though they were still open for another hour. We opted for a cream tea and a plain tea. It may be my personal preference, but I found the scones very spongy and rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 9
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 820474
Our tea Room and Licensed Bistro is located adjacent to the River Windrush in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water which has been described as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. Famous for its cream, afternoon and celebration teas along with superb breakfasts, lunches, snacks, cakes, pastries and ice creams, The Chestnut Tree looks forward to welcoming you on your next visit. During the summer you can take tea on our private lawn adjacent to the river Windrush or maybe enjoy an ice cream or seasonal fruit from our take away kiosk.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?