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The Almshouse Tea Shop

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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Our small, family run business is set in an original 15th Century Almshouse which is full of character and atmosphere. It is a relaxing place to enjoy everything from a simple cuppa to breakfast, through lunch to afternoon tea. During fair weather our secluded courtyard garden is a must see and now with seating available in The Square it is a wonderful spot to watch the world go by. The small town of Axbridge is found at the foot of The Mendip Hills at the edge of the Somerset Levels. It is just two miles from the much better known village of Cheddar with it's famous Gorge, cheese and caves. Axbridge is particularly popular with walkers & cyclists as The Strawberry Line runs through it's Medieval Square and we are dog and child friendly. We hope to see you soon.
PRICE RANGE
US$6-US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
British, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic afternoon tea best one I have had. Building steeped in history. Wonderful service. Best place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chickochic
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the loveliest of evenings in a gorgeous candlelit setting with fresh sandwiches, yummy cakes and the best scones with jam and cream. Such a great idea for this time of year and we were able to take our own Prosecco to finish it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank carlietroy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited in May for a special 70th birthday Afternoon Tea, we decided to visit again with the hope of a winter tea for another special occasion. I emailed Nicky and asked if we could tweak the original Afternoon Tea to include turkey, cranberry and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DLDee74
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you found your second visit as special as your first. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make our customers experiences memorable for all the right reasons. Hoping to see you again soon. Kindest regards Nicky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Almshouse with a friend & my dog. I had the 2 scone cream tea and I was in heaven! My friend, who is dairy free had the prawn sandwich which she said was lovely. The atmosphere was relaxed, very friendly & the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank carlient2014
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As a dog friendly business we strive to make The Almshouse Tea Shop experience a great one for both our customers and their four legged friends so visiting dogs are offered both water and our cooked local butchers chipolata sausages. Thank you for your lovely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a brunch and a cuppa on a Satuday. Busy little place. Had a delicious breakfast, very filling. The cakes looked lovely, but was too full. Friendly staff and prompt service. Worth dropping in to sample the delights. Free within easy walking distance.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Steve16588
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to see you again when you are next passing The Almshouse Tea Shop's doors.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

A family breakfast on a Saturday morning on Market day. Very busy but able to book a table and relax.More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank arnoldj449
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write The Almshouse Tea Shop a review. It really does make a difference as our online reviews were taken into account as part of the process when we were being judged for The Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to axbridge and what a find. Popped in for a coffee and ended up having lunch on two occasions. Staff are welcoming and cheery. We had halloumi and brie and bacon paninis which were well presented and tasted great. Didn't have cakes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank sharon h
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sharon Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Almshouse Tea Shop. I'm glad that you mentioned the upstairs in your review as many visitors do not realise just how much seating there is upstairs and miss our on the lovely 15th...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick cuppa and decided to have a cream tea ... one word - delicious ! Lovely warm scones with a generous pot of jam and clotted cream to dollop on . Can’t wait til our next visit !

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank saranne b
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Almshouse Tea Shop. We have developed a great reputation for our cream teas and are delighted that you loved yours. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Nine of us called in the Almshouse Tea Shop for afternoon tea. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. The food was excellent and the scones are really great. Nothing seemed too much trouble and two of us even had the breakfast sandwiches which...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Tony and Joy W
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this fab review and we are really pleased that you enjoyed The Almshouse Tea Shop experience. We hope that we will see you again if you find yourselves in Axbridge again.

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

My mum and I visited this lovely tea room whilst on holiday in the area and after a recommendation. It lived up to the recommendation. We had a cream tea each; scone with jam and cream. The scones were just delicious - crisp on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank LauLou16
TheAlmshouseTeaShop, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review … we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Almshouse Tea Shop and enjoyed our great West Country favourite … The Almshouse Cream Tea. The reviews are always shared with the team here who love reading them...More

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Howarth S
8 October 2016|
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Response from HelmarkCardiff | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is more of a tea room, than a restaurant, but they do accommodate veggie options, such as cheese toasties etc...I dont think they do Sunday lunches...sorry
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