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The Old Mill Tea Rooms

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23 Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PD, England
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having taken the bus from Bishopsteignton to Dawlish we walked up the coastal path to Dawlish warren and it's excellent beach. Since it was a glorious day we decided to walk back and we were ready for some lunch on our return. We have been to the Old Mill tea rooms many times and always been very satisfied with the... More 

Thank peter h
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a place I'd not been to in a while, wasn't disappointed. A location with a history and a working water wheel, facing the brook. Parking is not ideal but I'd recommend not passing on foot without calling in. The tearoom is light and fresh and furnishings are New with touches of tradition around. A simple menu and reasonably... More 

Thank WINGY22579
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here for a quick cuppa whilst having a wander round, It was a charming little tea room, the staff were very polite. We had a cup of tea each and it was served in the pot with some complimentary biscuits. The cakes looked beautiful they were home-made and smelled delicious!! We would definitely recommend this place to... More 

Thank wideload22
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

service was very slow.we chose this establishment because it was virtually empty.staff uninterested.limited menu.

Thank Maria C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have been coming to the old mill tea room for over 12 years every summer. They always had large home made scones (three varieties) with clotted cream and loose leaf tea . All fresh and superb quality and not too expensive. Two years ago I went in August with six family members expecting the usual high standards. What we... More 

Thank Chris H
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went to this tearoom today yet again high prices and low quality of food,scone small and doughy quiche small and salad poor.Well this will be the last time we go into a tearoom in Devon poor quality and it cost us over £16 we could have got a full dinner for that price in a local pub. Very disappointed but... More 

Thank Patricia K
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little tea room with a working water mill. We all had a Devon cream tea, rude not too really!! It was absolutely delicious, presented beautifully with nice pretty tea cups etc. Lovely staff who are very friendly and very welcoming. Would highly recommend popping in this lovely tea room if you are visiting Darkish and definitely recommend there cream... More 

Thank Carolyn J
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A regular stop off on route home to sample their excellent cream tea. Lovely big pot of tea with homemade scones & plenty of jam & cream. Friendly little place with great staff & even better if the weather is nice & you can sit in the courtyard next to the watermill

Thank helenyazor
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Old Mill Tea Rooms is a must for those people strolling around the town of Dawlish. The service was good, the Mill wheel is being restored, and the history behind it is quite outstanding. Altogether a very good experience

Thank matthewharris2015
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

it is a pleasant enough place but we waited a age for our order to be brought{and they were not busy} we ordered 5 sandwiches which were so basic nothing wrong with the food but wait too long food very basic and not worth what they charge

Thank 13carole13

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: 23 Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dawlish
  • Phone Number: 2379

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