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Watersmeet Tea Rooms

Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
+44 1598 753348
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (57 reviews)
“cherry pie” (4 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the effort of walking there or parking above the gorge. We felt their menu choice was much more limited in our September visit than previously & we have visited many times, including when we lived in same area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank retired072
Reviewed 1 week ago

My now wife and i went here in our courting days...very apt as she is called Lyn.I had been there untold times before now we both love the place and the food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank michaelQ5370SN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These tea rooms at the top of Watersmeet are well worth the walk. Your feet will take you on a 20-minute (or so !) walk up through the gorge alongside rushing water. Not for the faint-hearted but my mother-in-law made it when she was in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Laurenceman
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Lovely spot right by the river. We were able to sit outside, amazing in November. There was a large basket of knee rugs for the less hardy! We were lucky to arrive as the cheese scones were coming out of the oven, can certainly recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Went for a lovely walk along the river, and decided to treat ourselves to a cream tea. Well, the scones were HUGE and plenty of jam and cream. Separate jug of hot water given on request, and we were joined on our table by blue...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank angemccabe
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Long walk to Watersmeet. Looking forward to a cream tea and arrived by 2.40pm. Phew... we made it, adn they don’t close until 3.00pm. People all around enjoying their cakes, cream teas and sipping from their china cups. In we go to order... but who...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ges_R666
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The Tea Rooms are a mile or two walk from Lynmouth. You can drive there but the walk is terrific. The river was in torrent while we walked, great natureside/riverside experience. Stout footwear recommended. The Tea Rooms were a bit lacking (well, we visited at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bp781
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

I've been here twice this year; in July and October. The cream tea served here is one of the best I've had. A cream tea for one was around £7 (if I remember correctly) and consists of two very large home-baked scones (identified by their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lauzie22
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The walk from lynmouth to watersmeet is absolutely beautiful. We arrived at the cafe having decided against breakfast thinking that a late morning cream tea would be nice...however as we queued the freshly baked pasties came out....oh my goodness they were fabulous. Clean friendly...perfect. more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit and great walk up to it with good waterfalls. Had a coffee only but cake looked fantastic.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank salcollinson
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January 1, 2018|
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Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
Hi just googled it and seems the tearooms are closed in January. Google watersmeet cafe it belongs to national trust.
July 20, 2017|
Response from Ruth H | Reviewed this property |
I thought you normally can choose, perhaps the waitor/waitress did not ask you?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 753348
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