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Primrose Tea Rooms

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USD 8 - USD 15
Cafe, British, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews scones fruit quiche cake salad strawberries bone china looked delicious lovely village great choice visited twice couple of years long walk tiny village keep up the good work bovey tracey well worth a visit
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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Great to find somewhere that just chills the day away with fab fare to eat and a friendly service ! Weather wasn’t great but table umbrellas do keep the rain away as well as the sun THANK YOU

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020

We weren't disappointed -we sat in the garden so I can't comment on what it is like inside but the garden is delightful. The cakes were fresh and home cooked and the service was very good. We will certainly be back next time we are...in DevonMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020

Just wanted to give a recommendation for the Primrose Cafe in Lustleigh. My friend and I just walked there and back from Parke in Bovey Tracey. We had a marvellous lunch. We started with a cup of Loose leaf Cornish tea, then my friend had...quiche and salad. I had a ‘small’ (see photo) poached salmon and super salad. It was indeed super, as well as the usual salad items it also contained nuts, seeds, orange, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, figs, melon and peppers. The salmon was cooked perfectly and it was all very delicious. I couldn’t manage a slice of the wonderful selection of cakes they had, so bought a slice each for me and hubby to have this evening. The staff are friendly and efficient and the toilets are what you would expect in an expensive restaurant. They are open Saturdays and Sundays only throughout October and close for the winter on 1st November.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

This was a delightful place to find. The staff were very friendly and accommodating after a long walk. The cream tea was incredible, with large scones and a selection of jams to choose from. The tea served had an incredible taste. Well worth a visit.!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

We were planning on eating elsewhere after completing a circular walk, however on passing the tea rooms they were busy and 2 lots of people stopped to speak to us and were very complimentary about the food. So we decided to wait for a table...outside in the garden. The garden setting is lovely. The food we had was ‘amazing’. So fresh and tasty and the homemade cheese scones were to die for! Both our meals came with an incredible salad which also included fruit, something which we had not had before. The portions were plentiful. We will definitely be heading back to try the amazing looking cakes!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020

Drove here initially to start the walk from Lustleigh but parking is extremely difficult so went on to Bovey Tracey and walked from there and was well worth the walk. Delightful afternoon tea selection from people who know how to spoil you, with proper tea...from the south west and home made scones and cakes.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020 via mobile

We walked here from Parke and treated ourselves to a cream tea at the Primrose Tea rooms. What a treat! This is one of the best in Devon (and we have eaten a few). On entering it is clean, bright and tastefully decorated. A selection...of gorgeous cakes on display under glass domes caught my eye. Lovely friendly staff here. Our cream tea arrived on bone china plates with a huge pot of loose leaf tea and a tea strainer. The toilets (both gents & ladies) are like you would find in a 5 star hotel with Molten Brown hand wash and lotion provided. This visit was a real pleasure and we will be back! Keep up the good work and thank you 😀More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

The best tea room in Devon for sure. I've been really disappointed when ordering cream tea recently but Primrose tea room restored my faith in an amazing cream tea. Massive pot of tea, beautiful fresh warm scones with lots of cream and a selection of...jams to choose from. Lovely staff and a wonderful setting in the garden, felt really private and a perfect place to catch up with my friend. Can't recommend enough.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020

We finished a lovely walk in Lustleigh with a trip to the tearoom and, as someone else said previously, it is probably the best tea room that I have ever been to. We were quite late arriving but the lovely, kind waitress let us order...food and it was, as my partner put it, 'unbelievable', the salmon salad he ordered was beautiful with fresh ripe fruit, nuts, blueberries, melon, strawberries to name a few, I wish I had taken a photo, it was so stunning. I had a chicken and pancetta sandwich which was also beautifully presented and delicious. We sat in the tea garden and enjoyed a perfect end to a perfect day. The staff were amazing, the food divine, we can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

We walked along the Wray Valley trail and stopped here on the way. We were not disappointed - friendly service and delicious tea and scones. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Ruth D
13 August 2020|
Response from 614dawnc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruth we only had afternoon tea and they had a few options on the cakes which were vegan , so I’m not sure I the rest of the menu but I would imagine they do cater for vegans . Sorry couldn’t be more helpful but the cake... More
Clare C
5 August 2019|
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Response from primrosecottage2020 | Property representative |
Hi, I’m sorry for the delay in answering, I’ve only just found the message on my management menu! We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays throughout September. Hopefully we look forward to seeing you soon. Vanessa
2 November 2018|
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Response from primrosecottage2020 | Property representative |
I’m sorry but we are now closed for our winter holiday. We reopen on the 6th March 2019. Many thanks for you enquiry and hopefully we’ll see you next year.
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