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The Great British Tea Shop

23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (87 reviews)
“sausage roll” (3 reviews)
“caramel cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Saw this beauty the day before when we went to Maddys. Not going to keep me away from cakes like they had in window. Returned following day. Proper cake and good tea. Right British an lovelly.

Thank wooller94
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely staff! Very welcoming. A delicious very generous cream tea. We got one each but could have easily shared one!!

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Wonderful homebaked cakes, scones and pastries. The best of a tea room with great choice in a lovely little tea room in the best place for a Devon cream tea.

Thank izzyw6
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really tasty coffee and a great choice of styles made by attentive staff. A really lovely choice of cakes were just too nice to ignore.

Thank CotswoldsMidge
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I usually venture into Costa when fancying a coffee, but when passing this little coffee shop and noticing how good the cakes looked we took a table inside. So glad we did because the coffee aside (which was good) it was the...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 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 1 September 2017

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 28 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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