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The Dwelling House

6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (78 reviews)
“plum jam” (8 reviews)
“bacon roll” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here on our last morning in Fowey for a cream tea, and although it was the nicest we had in Cornwall by far, we got the impression it could be made a lot better.

Thank Maddie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt one of the best cream teas in Cornwall. Outstanding value and excellent customer service

Thank alan g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had about an hour in Fowey but we stopped here for tea. It's a wonderful atmospheric place - straight out of Jane Austen. Tea was lovely and the cake was delicious. Staff were really friendly & welcoming & there is also a nice...More

Thank Fromeperson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst holidaying in Cornwall wanted to have a nice Cornish cream tea. We were heading back to Looe from a day out and checked on trip advisor this place came up. Wow!! absolutely gorgeous scones, jams and clotted cream we were very pleased to found...More

Thank Karenee763
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Dwelling House whilst on holiday many years ago and returned again whilst holidaying. My husband had a toasted sandwich and I ordered a jacket potato. The jacket potato was tasty and had been cooked in the traditional manner being baked in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem 💎 of Fowey, Cornwall. Lovely tea room, fantastically, delicious food. We were made to feel very welcome and sat in a little courtyard. Coffee & Walnut cake was perfect, and so was the soup of the day, accompanied with lovely piece of...More

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love high tea and often search out establishments who offer this fabulous indulgent treat, living in Cornwall we've tried lots this year but The Dwelling House has been the best. A comfortable, quirky cafe with vintage furniture and crockery, polite staff and fabulous food....More

Thank gingerbread61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for morning coffee and cake and loved the quirkiness and quality so much we came back for lunch. We had 6 different things, all delicious and great value. Lovely little garden too and fantastic service. Would highly recommend and we will...More

Thank Justine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not very impressed. Looks very quaint and was expecting lovely scones. Sadly ours were burned underneath and it all looked as if it was thrown on the stand! Service quite poor and had to keep asking for things!! Wouldn't visit again sadly.

Thank Jayniemouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely quirky proper tea room. We had lunch from the fantastic choice of home made cakes, scones and sandwiches and tea from the huge choice of teas available. Lovely polite staff, a joy!

Thank Maystar22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Fowey
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