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The Almshouse Tea Shop

The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
+44 1934 733720
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (31 reviews)
“cake” (18 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank sharon h
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 !

Thank saranne b
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Tony and Joy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank LauLou16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed in with our dog and the choice of sandwiches and cakes was good.We chose the soup and sandwich lunch.The pea and mint soup was piping hot and delicious and the sandwiches hearty with good quality granary bread.The only drawback was the time...More

1  Thank mc m
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We came here for an afternoon tea for 4 of us. When booking Nicky (the owner) advised me to book for 3, as they provide a lot of food, which I did. She was very welcoming when we arrived, and wow, what a lot of...More

1  Thank John B
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We were delighted that you so clearly enjoyed your visit to The Tea Shop. Thank you very much for your fantastic review which I always share with my team here. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely mug of coffee. Amazing cake. Great service. Reasonable prices. What more can you ask for. Will return.

Thank KiteSurferMan
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review ... thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. As Axbridge is not as well known as it's neighbour Cheddar we do rely on reviews so thank you again.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely tea shop with a good variety of options for lunch. Luckily had a large table to seat a family of 10. Lovely staff and great food followed by scones and cakes. Would definitely recommend!More

1  Thank Missyb15
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to see that you had such a great time in the Almshouse. If you are in the area again and would like to pay us another visit we would recommend that you book a table as there is only one table that...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is an absolutely lovely little tea shop in the centre of Axbridge. The staff are wonderful and welcoming and couldn’t be more friendly. The cake is great and the setting is cosy. Best of all, they’re dog friendly (actually, they’re a bit more than...More

1  Thank Exiled_in_Bristol
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great place for lunch on a wet day, our only complaint was that we were too full for cake! We'll just have to come back.

2  Thank Catriona T
Nicky F, Owner at The Almshouse Tea Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to The Almshouse and we hope to see you again soon.

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Near Cheddar, Axbridge BS26 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Axbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1934 733720
  • E-mail
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.
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