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The Tollgate

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$3 - US$14
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for breakfast and was very glad we did. Good welcome and comprehensive breakfast choices. Excellent coffee and a good size! Waitress was very helpful and although service was not speedy (they were very busy so cant complain). Breakfast was really well cooked and...delivered hot to the table (not always the case) Full English was enough for me although the Big Boy Breakfast was very tempting!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

I had the most gorgeous roast but my daughter and her boyfriend didn't fancy roast so the chief very nicely offered to cook whatever they liked, they had amazing food as well brought to us very quickly. Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021

Booked a few weeks ago for lunch after a walk. Part of our group (non walkers) arrived first to find the place closed for a wedding. They should have let us know!!!

Date of visit: September 2021
A Lukas L, Owner at The Tollgate, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2021

We apologise for your poor experience.

Reviewed August 28, 2021

I've passed this place many a time over the years and often thought I should factor-in a stop here one day when visiting the area. I finally did...and quite quickly wished I'd driven past it like I did all the other times! It's a very...pretty building from the road, but the charm fades once you get inside. The place looks a bit tired and in need of some investment. The service is not great (training need?) The food...average at best. Cleanliness...we asked for water and were presented with a bottle that looked like a well-handled antique piece, spotted all over with marks and smears. The bottle was accompanied by a pair of IKEA glasses, also liberally marked/smeared. The water was interestingly cloudy, much like the glassware. I should add that there are lovely views from the back of the garden. Other than that, I was very happy to leave the place, get back on the road, put it down to experience, and head home. It may not be the worst place we've ever eaten at, but it's a contender.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 26, 2021

Having passed by many times and liked the look of it, we decided to stop on a sunny afternoon, the place was busy but we were greeted pleasantly, and were told where to go to sit outside. After a reasonable wait our order was taken,...which was simple for tea/coffee and cake, then the wait began, 20+ minutes later our tea/coffee and cake came, and surprisingly the tea was a twinnings tea bag in it’s wrapper and some hot water, not what you really expect from a tea shop, the coffee and cake though were very good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
A Lukas L, Owner at The Tollgate, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

We really apologies for the poor side of your experience you had with us. We can promise you that this was a simple misunderstanding. Our teashop provides plenty of high quality loose leaf teas that we serve in China pots. We also provide ordinary tea...More

Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

We had a family meet up for lunch. The cafe was very busy but our table was held despite us being late and the staff were efficient and helpful. Food was good and the views are great.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

We visited here with my family and our two dogs. The staff were lovely, food was served quickly and was delicious. The views were beautiful. Reasonable price. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

Had breakfast here this morning, simply lovely, can highly recommend the Tollgate, gorgeous place, stunning food, Nuff said, can't wait to return 10/10

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

An excellent experience. We pre-booked for lunch Just a short journey from the M4. Very welcoming staff and a socially distanced marquee for eating with nice views over rolling hills an added bonus. Food was hot as it should be but isn't always, it was...well presented and pleasantly served. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 2, 2021

If your looking for that little something extra special then this is the place. Took my grandparents here for a meal and they loved it. It’s not your typical restaurant feel but definitely restaurant quality.

Date of visit: June 2021
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August 4, 2021|
Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do gf pizzas, burgers and kebabs. 😀
October 3, 2019|
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Response from alukasl | Property representative |
Yes , we love dogs :-)
March 25, 2019|
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Response from thegiblins2018 | Reviewed this property |
It's a small establishment and I doubt they operate a booking system. Just turn up, you won't be disappointed
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tollgate

Yes, The Tollgate offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Tollgate is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Tollgate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4