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Abbey Tea Rooms & Licensed Restaurant

16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England
+44 1458 832852
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (50 reviews)
“cream and jam” (6 reviews)
“home made cakes” (20 reviews)
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European, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This tea room was recommended to us so we made a trip into town especially to visit. We were welcomed and shown to our table. Drinks orders were taken and we were advised thot lunch is not served until 1200. Only 15 mins away so...More

Thank johnny-glen
Reviewed 5 days ago

Occasionally you come across a restaurant which reminds you of yesteryear. This is a good example. For lunch I chose the chicken and mushroom pie. Home cooked, piping hot ,with vegetables and excellent roast potatoes. For dessert I had blackberry and apple crumble with custard...again...More

Thank raycblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so pleased we visited this Glastonbury institution. These tearooms have been going for 29 years & it is easy to see why. Friendly, helpful staff, yummy freshly made food & good pots of tea. Definitely worth a stop if you need to refuel!

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended this place by our caravan site - and can confirm definitely worth a visit if you are in Glastonbury. Food was tasty, good value and there was a really friendly welcome both for us and our dog. Cakes were AMAZING too - definitely...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday afternoon visit after a walk up the Tor. Friendly service good tea and excellent scones with jam and cream. Only downside is that there are a lot of tables in a small room and it was quite hot (when it was cold outside!). Also...More

Thank cabarker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of clotted cream and jam, even for 2 nice fresh warm scones. It would have been nice to have some hot water to top up the tea, and service is somewhat leisurely, though friendly and helpful. Cream tea good value and a nice central...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for a short amount of time on a tour. This place was recommended and we did enjoy it. Service was good. And the tea and food were delicious. Nice atmosphere also.

Thank TravelPanda99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Lovely Tea Room , we often visit and are always more than Happy with our Food and Service . Great Menu with plenty of choice from Cream Teas to Hot Dinners and Plentiful Salads , the Staff are Lovely and we never miss a...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for some post tor refreshments, lovely little tea shop and the menus looked good. We had tea and cake and it was delicious. It can get busy at times so check before assuming there will be space.

Thank NicktheNurse
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The Glastonbury Tea Rooms, has always had a good reputation for its cleanliness and fine food. This why a lot of locals use it .

Thank Stephen B
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22 February 2018|
Response from 784melc |
Hello. I bake cakes at the Abbey tea rooms. I have just returned from maternity leave and seen this. Yes we could do either of these for you. Please call us if you are visiting again and we would be happy to sort this for you More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England (Formerly Abbey Tea Rooms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1458 832852
  • E-mail
This traditional tea rooms is situated opposite the famous Abbey and looks onto the bustling and unique centre of Glastonbury. The place is warm and friendly with a great selection on the menu. The menu ranges from freshly cooked breakfasts to light lunches such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches and hot specials including: pies, roast lunches, homemade soups, salads and other traditional meals. There is a good selection of drinks including a range of wines, beers, ciders, local juices and soft drinks and a wide range of teas and coffees. The staff here are very attentive and welcoming! They were very knowledgeable about the Tea Rooms and the food and it was good to hear that the ingredients used are local and the food is all homemade! The tea rooms is also open on Thursday & Friday evenings offering a range of meals including European and international dishes which differs from the day. There is also a live harpist playing which gives a fantastic atmosphere to the place! The menu caters for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with various allergies as does the day menu which also includes a gluten free breakfast and gluten and dairy free cakes! On Sundays there is a traditional roast lunch served and the restaurant is always well booked on this day. A different meat is served each week on a three weekly cycle together with roast chicken and a vegan nut roast. The meat is always local and the vegetables are fresh and seasonal. There is also a large selection of homemade hot and cold desserts served with local clotted cream or ice cream to finish off your meal. This lovely Tea Rooms offers everything one could have asked for. A welcoming atmosphere, lovely food and fantastic staff! The prices are very reasonable and one gets very good value for money and they even offer outside seating. The tea rooms offers an outside catering service and made decorated celebration cakes to order. This tea rooms is well wort a visit if you enjoy a good food and a friendly welcome.
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