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The Meare Shop and Tearoom

Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
+44 1728 452156
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness IP16 4NW, England
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited with family last week and was well impressed with this little place! The menu is quite varied - everything from snacks and sandwiches to meals like ham, egg and chips. The food arrived quickly and was lovely and hot - very nice chips!...More

Thank Bridgepep
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Thorpeness for a coffee and it is so pretty. Nice tearooom but quite expensive. Large outdoor seating area just by the Meare

Thank Sunshine284046
KirstenE284, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you in Thorpeness again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a hot afternoon decided to stop for a tea... wished we hadnt.. the tea was not nice at all.. Tables were packed in tightly outside on very poor uneven ground.. but better than sitting indoors with the flies. Crockery was chipped... not a great...More

Thank Peter B
KirstenE284, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to read you did not enjoy your visit. You're right we do need to re-surface the patio and it has become rather uneven over the last year, we will be having a refresh, inside and out,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a sunny afternoon, sat outside as it was really busy inside, I ordered jacket potato with tuna mayonnaise, it was nicely cooked and came with a generous salad garnish, my husband ordered a toasted sandwich and fries, plenty of filling and...More

1  Thank Linhay63
KirstenE284, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello. Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. Hope you get to pop back for that cake soon 🍰 😊

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has the potential to be something special but I think I visited on a bad day... The place was full of flies (not just one or two) , their was no food (despite us visiting at lunchtime and the menu being out) the...More

Thank DollyD318
KirstenE284, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you saw lots of flies - it has been a bad summer for them and a daily fight - we two fly electrocutors and spray every evening - but some days, especially when warm as...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Lovely relaxing lunch overlooking the boating lake. friendly efficient service and great value. Well done.

Thank Julian J
KirstenE284, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review - it means a lot to us. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed September 6, 2018

Called in for an early lunch. My sons sausage and chips looked very unappetising and a bit dry and overlooked but he said it was ok. At over £8 it was a bit expensive for a plate of what looked like overlooked frozen food. My...More

Thank sarah o
Kirsten E, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Hi there Thanks for your honest review - and sorry for not brightening your day up. We’re not normally miserable - once in a while of course - but not often. And if it’s one of those days, it shouldn’t be noticeable by our customers...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Went here after boating to have ham and chips and a hot chocolate which I recommend as a nice relaxing lunch, especially for my friend who rowed us round the lake for an hour😂

Thank Amelia R
Kirsten E, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review. Much appreciated Hope your friend enjoyed it too 🚣🏾‍♀️😃

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Stopped here for a snack lunch while "investigating" Thorpeness. Plenty of tables outside overlooking the lake, or on the green on the other side of the building....a lovely relaxing view lakeside. We had three Jumbo rolls with different fillings, they were all large and well...More

Thank nanni22
Kirsten E, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again in Thorpeness sometime.

Reviewed August 7, 2018

The food was what we expected for an outlet such as this one. Service was not bad considering how busy the staff were.

Thank Irene N
Kirsten E, Owner at The Meare Shop and Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Irene N. Hope to see you again.

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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Description
The Meare Shop & Tearoom, is situated in the unique village of Thorpeness, on the beautiful Suffolk coast. We serve hot & cold drinks, cakes (including our homemade scones and gluten free options), snacks like toasties and bigger meals such as Suffolk Ham, Chips & Beans and we have a Children's menu. Our Ice Cream selection includes Mr Whippy, Scoop and wrapped options. You'll also find a small range of gifts & cards and Duck Food. You'll find us right next to Thorpeness Meare. Our patio and some of our inside tables overlook the Meare and are perfect for watching the boats and wildlife. We open at 9.30 - until about 6pm (or when most people have gone home). We serve food all day. Hope to see you soon
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