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The Cream Tea Cafe

Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
+44 1271 325727
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (39 reviews)
“sandwich” (16 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 16:45All hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited for lunch on a day when it was raining heavily. Lovely homemade soup, very friendly service and lovely atmosphere.

Thank ellinikiliga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous cafe lovely friendly staff , The cream tea was to die for , fresh warm scones , the best jam I've tasted and delicious clotted cream I would definitely recommend

Thank amanda b
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A very welcoming Cafe serving an excellent cup of tea in traditional china. Toastie (Blue Cheese and Chutney) and Cream Tea were also excellent. Its a small place just off the high street - We stopped by on our way back from Cornwall with our...More

Thank wkillick
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A lovely little cafe just off the main drag in Barnstaple. Fantastic service and home cooked food by a husband and wife team.

Thank ChristianWhitley
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Home made cream tea and cakes on bone china crockery. Very genteel and tasty. Friendly and helpful staff. Will visit again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Here, the windows are condensated by hot tea and steam from freshly baked bread; the smell of freshly seasoned soup lifts the spirits to higher places and the need to just sit and and enjoy the small things takes over. Coffee and tea are generously...More

Thank angy f
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Good range of food, nice atmosphere, attentive service, greatly valued by the locals - including my Mum!

Thank Quakervalues
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always a friendly welcome from the staff when you walk into the place. A very clean and tidy place to eat and have a drink. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who are very attentive and quick with their service. Good size portions...More

Thank Norman_Susan2013
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Always have coffee and cake here. Homemade delicious cakes. Good coffee and friendly owners. Always busy but never feel rushed.

Thank bedlam49
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are visiting Barnstaple the Crean tea cafe is A must to visit. The food is made and cooked at the restaurant to a very good standard. Flavoursome food cooked by the owner of the cafe with a good selection of food items.

Thank Paul W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
10:30 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church House Church Lane, Barnstaple EX31 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 325727
  • E-mail
Located just a scone's throw from the traditional pannier market in Barnstaple town centre, we at The Cream Tea Café are on a mission to provide you with the freshest food possible, and so to help us in this quest, we make the vast majority of our food from scratch here in our kitchen. We source other ingredients from local suppliers to bring you the very best Devon has to offer.
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