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Meare Shop and Tea Room

Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 452156
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the meare tea rooms on our annual day out for a nursing home my partner is in.theyre we're 5 in wheelchairs,1 able to walk,2 carers a nurse and me. The benches outside were difficult to get the wheelchairs in and they had some...More

Thank _a_thomson716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed by the long wait and congestion in waiting to be served. Might be better to have waitress service then at least you could be enjoying the view instead of being inside and being pushed about by those shopping while you are trying...More

Thank HollyQuincey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and views over lake. Food was good, cream tea was good value although other food was a little expensive. Dogs allowed outside. Considering how quiet it was, service was slow. Very expensive coffee

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here with friends, although the staff are friendly and helpful when you look behind the till area where the cooking is done you do wonder what type of food you're going to get! Doesn't look like the cleanest kitchen in Suffolk! Food is...More

Thank hazza12016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly cafe and tea shop in a beautiful setting. It was very busy on bank holiday Monday yet the staff were brilliant, clearing us a table and giving us colouring to keep the children entertained. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Kids beans...More

Thank frue1504
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were trying to be healthy so had a jacket potato with tuna/ prawns with side salad, but there were some mega quiches on offer which I would have had if I could, came with big portion of chips and salad for £8, looked lovely...

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location next to the Meare overlooking the boats, swans, cygnets,etc. Had the vegetable soup it was horrible -monosodium glutamate was the overriding taste. Lovely location it is a shame tonot make better use of it by also providing decent food. It is cafe fare...More

Thank properenglish2015
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Nice little tea room. You can sit on the green or at the tables overlooking the river. Either area is beautiful. Thorpness is a little gem!

Thank DebbieThomas253
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful setting for this cafe. We sat outside in the seating provided. We were very well looked after by the staff we carried the drinks out for me before our meals arrived. The dogs were offered water but they were enjoying the Suffolk ham more....More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Looking at the menu you think £2.95 for cappuccino and £8.95 for Ham chips and beans are a little on the pricey side. The quality too was mediocre for this price. However the nail in the coffin is that it's not even the true price,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Thorpeness
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 452156
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