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The Periwinkle

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Perfect if you love vintage tea sets, the best knitting yarns and cake

This place is perfect. Tea served in vintage cups and tea pots. The most beautiful knitting yarns... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
Simonetta T
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Coffee, cakes and gorgeous yarn!

Good coffee, delicious-looking cakes and hand-dyed laceweight mohair that I didn't even try to... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2015
Liz W
,
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 Aug 2015
“Perfect if you love vintage tea sets, the best knitting yarns and cake”
14 Jul 2015
“Coffee, cakes and gorgeous yarn!”
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The Periwinkle is Ilfracombe's first knitting cafe, selling quality yarns and tools. All our yarns have either been sheared, spun, or dyed in the UK. We offer our customers locally sourced tea and coffee along with cakes handmade at The Periwinkle...more
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45 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is perfect. Tea served in vintage cups and tea pots. The most beautiful knitting yarns and a welcoming smile just off the Main Street in Ilfracombe. This place is a delight whatever the weather.

1  Thank Simonetta T
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2015

Its so nice to have tea in a china cup, so glad you like it. thank you for your visit. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ilfracombe!

Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good coffee, delicious-looking cakes and hand-dyed laceweight mohair that I didn't even try to resist. Fabulous selection of yarns from locally produced through to James C Brett, so there's something for every knitter (or crocheter) and for project. I'm already making a mental list of...More

1  Thank Liz W
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Hi Liz, So pleased that you appreciated the range of yarn, good luck with the mohair ! Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished piece. Tonia

Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty tea shop, with a generous pot of loose leaf tea. Good coffee and lots of home made cakes. This appears to be a haven for knitters and supplies all your knitting needs as well as the cakes. I don't knit, but the tea...More

Thank Sargonix
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Hello, so chuffed you enjoyed the loose leaf tea from Miles, and the home made cakes ! Hope to see you again next time you are in Devon

Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

A lovely afternoon on Yarn Shop Day eating home made cake, drinking coffee and buying wool. The staff were very helpful and the atmosphere very relaxing.More

1  Thank Happyreviewer100
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Hello, So pleased you enjoyed yarn shop day in The Periwinkle ! was such a fun day for us. Let's knit magazine are running the British Knitting Awards, and there is a category for best yarn shop day experience! we are hoping to make the...More

Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited for the first time today and spent a lovely time with coffee, fantastic cake and yarn - what else could we want? The visit was all the better for meeting Toni, Martin Storey and the lovely local people who made us feel welcome....More

1  Thank KathrynAMorgan
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Hi Kathryn, Congratulations on your win ! so glad you had a fun day and the chance to meet Martin Storey. Look forward to meeting you again next time you are in Ilfracombe Tonia

Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

A delightful cafe full of wonderful treats. Best white hot chocolate I've ever had and the cake is scrummy. The wool and gifts are great here too. Tonia was really helpful and friendly. I cant recommend this place enough.

Thank Gary J
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Hi Gary, Thank you for the lovely review, so pleased you liked the white hot chocolate !! Tonia

Reviewed April 19, 2015

Real tea not teabags. Delicious homemade cakes and a very friendly owner called Tonia Sears, This is a knitting café and so she also sells knitting wool and accessories and runs knitting classes for the locals. Don't just look and pass by, go in and...More

Thank KentGreektraveller
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2015

What a lovely review thank you ! - I hope everyone takes your recommendation. So glad you enjoyed the tea and cakes

Reviewed April 16, 2015

Holidayed in Ilfracombe for the past 2 summers and make a bee line to here for my knitting fix - tons of choice, quirky bits and pieces and love their community commitment and projects!

Thank Niamhy64
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2015

Niamhy64, so pleased you sought me out again this year, great to have people return each year, I always love to see pictures of your knitted items, so please do email them in ; info@theperiwinkle.co.uk

Reviewed April 8, 2015

During a one week holiday we visited twice. My teenage daughter has a fatigue disorder so lots of the things we do on holiday don't quite work for her. But she loves knitting this so was an obvious place for us to visit. On our...More

1  Thank Ampthilljohn
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2015

Thank you for your lovely review, it was so nice to meet you all, glad you had fun ! Hopefully see you next time you are visiting north Devon

Reviewed April 3, 2015

On a stroll through Ilfracombe in the wind and rain last weekend we stumbled upon the Periwinkle Cafe. As we had several knitters in our group they were immediately drawn to the wonderful window display and were encouraged to pop in by the lovely Tonia....More

Thank Artymiss
Tonia S, Owner at The Periwinkle, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2015

It was great to meet you all, glad you braved coming in on a quiet day, definitely fun to chat to you all. so pleased you enjoyed your visit !

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