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#5 of 23 Cafe in Louth


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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

We are relocating to the area and in-between house viewings we stopped here for lunch. Lovely, light and airy tearoom overlooking the Mill. Owners are friendly and plenty to choose from off the menu. We both opted for the soup which was delicious on a...cold and rainy day. We bought take out cheesecake and coconut slice. The cheesecake is enough to draw us back time and again and we can't wait for this to be our local tearoom.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 July 2020

Michelle and her husband provided a wonderful AfternoonTea for my Mum's 90th birthday celebration last week. The sausage rolls, mini quiches and scones were the stand out items and if we lived closer we'd definitely be back for more! 🥰

Date of visit: July 2020
michellelK2338HI, Owner at Watts for Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to have been chosen to be a part of your Mum’s special birthday. Best wishes Michelle & Pete.

Reviewed 20 July 2020

Having enjoyed our experience here a few years ago, we returned to Watts for Tea when holidaying in the area. This is a great eatery with a comprehensive menu; it has places to sit both indoors and out, under cover and on the patio. The...coffees are super, the scones delicious, the sandwiches tasty and the ploughman's a treat. Dog-friendly outside and you sit beneath the old windmill. Owners wonderful. 'Watts' not to like! A gem! Thank you. We are looking forward to returning. (Just check the days they are open - Thursday to Sunday, I think, as they also have a cake business.)More

Date of visit: July 2020
michellelK2338HI, Owner at Watts for Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Michelle & Pete.

Reviewed 23 December 2019

Had a lovely lunch here, the burger was great and the cakes were amazing, all homemade by the owners. We’d been to see the seals at nearby Donna Nook (also highly recommended) and were looking for somewhere to eat, when we spotted this cafe and...it’s picturesque old windmill. Even though it was 13.45 when we ordered, the staff were friendly and couldn’t be more helpful. Even though we found out afterwards that they’d planned to close early that day at 14.00 for Christmas. We were extremely grateful as we had two hungry babies as well as us to feed!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Staggered by some of the reviews I’ve just read, we called in on a Sunday afternoon around 3.15 after visiting Donna Nook, and received a very warm welcome. All the cakes looked very yummy, we had black currant and lemon sponge cake, apricot & ginger...flapjack and brownie, all with a different ice cream, with tea and coffees. Service was pleasant & swift and the cakes were excellent. We will revisit when we are next in the area, we recommend a visit here!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 October 2019

Called on our way to our holiday cottage and on our way home. On our way I had latte, scone and jam. Tony had bacon bap and crispy wedges, latte too. Way home I had Watts Diddy breakfast and latte, Tony the large breakfast and...latte. Hot and tasty breakfast, cooked to perfection. The scones great , so good I bought some to take to cottage. A truly warm welcome both times. Would recommend for sure.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019

We telephoned to see if we could have afternoon tea only to be told they need two days notice. We then decided to have a drive out anyway and taste the normal menu....... It was very quiet and very little. I ordered a tuna sandwich...and chips and my mum ordered the broccoli and stilton soup at £4.95 (when it arrived it was a small portion). I can only describe the soup as dishwater, no consistency to it, thin, watery, with a smell of broccoli, no taste of cheese anywhere. When I got my tuna sandwich, the tuna was spread very thinly and the chips were floppy and soggy, not crunchy. So, so disappointed, when we went to pay the person that served us and she seemed quite embarrased. We told her that we wasnt happy with the soup, the soup had only 3 spoons of it gone, (this was down to my mum tasting putting salt and pepper in the soup, and then tasting again, adding more sale and pepper etc...but they still insisted that we had to pay for it. Awful, just awful and me, my mum and all of my friends will never go again - EVER.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 27 August 2019

Turned up for a table for 2 without booking which seemed to panic them and they obviously don't like it. The gentleman offered no welcome at all. The menu is fine and very reasonably priced. You cannot fault the quality of the food at all...and considering it was all cooked from fresh we didn't have to wait long. The lady in there is no better, they are just not interested in people. Your food is just delivered to your table by a robot and she borders on being rude. It is such a shame as it has wonderful potential. There is not even a smile and a thank you when you pay and compliment them. No wonder the tip jar was almost empty.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

After visiting a few times with my Family for an enjoyable breakfast and slice of cake, I deciding ed to take my visiting family to have a spot of lunch. We were a little surprised at our greeting which was a tad unfriendly which we...initially dismissed. It was beautiful day and as there was 7 of us we decided to sit outside. There was 2 outdoor seating a table that had 4 seats which was in the shade and a bench/picnic table, which was placed in the direct line of the sun. We asked if we could have an extra chair so the five needing shade could all sit comfortably. We were met we a very abrupt response, telling us there was no more seating although there were empty chairs inside. Their chairs inside were mismanaged shabby chic chairs so not high end expensive furniture which may get damaged. We then asked if we could move the bench/ picnic table into the shade and we again experienced a negative response telling us “I suppose so if you move it back when finished “ My son exclaimed how he had enjoyed his bacon bun and I told the owner how much he enjoyed the food but again there was no response or attempt to engage in pleasantries. May I add the cafe wasnt busy a simple thank you would have sufficed. The food itself was fine and of a good standard after finishing our meal we were asked to move the table back to its originally position approx 1 metre. I felt extremely disappointed after raving about this quaint cafe that served lovely breakfast buns and cakes not to be made to feel welcome After the 7 of us spent over £50 I wished I questions the hostility but been typically British didn’t want to create a scene. I originally went to the cafe after reading such good reviews. But regardless of been local or stranger a warm welcome should always be receive.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

A lovely welcoming tea room serving wonderful afternoon tea. I took a group of 17 people for afternoon tea on a Sunday at 4.00 pm. The tea room stayed open for us and didn't rush us. We were made to feel very welcome and the...tea was absolutely fabulous. Beautifully presented and very tasty. The tea/ coffee pot was constantly being refilled and to have my Earl Grey served with fresh lemon was a real treat. We even had a doggy bag to take home!. This is how a business should be run. Superb food and lovely staff. Well done.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Ruth C
27 November 2017|
Response from Michelle L | Property representative |
Hello, yes we are wheelchair friendly and have a disabled toilet and one disabled car parking space. We would recommend that you book ahead so that we can allocate the most appropriate table for you. Best wishes Michelle
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