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Mother Meldrums Tea Room & Garden

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Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous cream tea. Generous helpings. Lots of other delicious things we could have had to eat. Very friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere and stunning setting. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank EnidandIan
Devon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food here is plentiful - the chips (fries) are to die for! I have re-visited several times and had everything from ham/egg/chips to Ploughmans and salads. All has been fresh, well presented and cooked. Parties can be catered for if booked in advance (ours was 14 people). Don't expect fast food, this is English-not-pre-prepped at its best.

Thank Renee B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A fantastic welcome for walkers - we were lucky to sit outside in glorious sunshine on two occasions whilst on our circular walks in the area. We drank tea and ate delicious cakes - the lemon drizzle cake was just adorable. The service friendly and efficient. The walled garden an oasis amongst the bleakness at The Valley of the Rocks... More 

Thank Renos M
Newbury, England
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

As you walk in, all the lovely cakes and other bakes are there for you to see. We opted for the Clotted Cream Tea. This comprised a large bowl filled with scoops of very thick Clotted cream, another filled with home-made Jam, and two very large scones each.The art of proper scone baking is generally lost, but is still alive... More 

Thank Fangthewonderdog
Truro, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We called into Mother Meldrums yesterday and found the cafe to be very expensive and in dire need of refurbishment, due to the cold wind the garden was out so all patrons crammed themselves into the back room. This room seem to lack direction, it's neither cosy or comfortable, the tables are far too being fro the room and navigating... More 

Thank regiment888
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Popped in for lunch. Their food is fabulous; nothing fancy but simple, delicious, homemade meals. We had a wonderful lasagne, just like my mum used to make!

Thank Dave M
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lovely café with large garden with masses of birds tucking into the many bird feeders. We had a cream tea, the portions were so big - 2 scones each and no skimping on the amount of thick clotted cream and jam - that I could not eat it all. Had we wanted a meal there was a wide menu choice... More 

Thank Sandie A
Lancing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Welcome was a little cool. Food was fresh and prepared quickly. Was having a takeaway and was pleasantly surprised to be offered a container for the salad. BUT £7.20 just for a cheese and pickle sandwich and a little salad and over £12 for that plus hot chocolate and a bag of crisps.! The National Trust charge around half that... More 

Thank Andrew R
Milborne Port, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch after our climb at the valley of the rocks. As soon as you walk in all the homemade goodies on display makes your mouth water. And EVERYTHING we had was homemade and very delicious , in a lovely setting I cannot wait to visit again

Thank Roxie W
Swanage, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were visiting he Valley of The Rocks and stopped for a pot of tea and a sausage roll ,which was huge . Sitting in the sun enjoying the garden and the peaceful surroundings ,life doesn`t get much better !

Thank Peter W

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
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View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garden Lodge Lee Abbey, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
Beautiful location and gardens in The Valley of the Rocks Lynton offering Great lunches home made cakes & deserts cream teas and excellent Tea and coffee

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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