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The Cobbles Tea Room

1 Hylands Yard, The Mint | Off the Mint, Rye TN31 7EP, England
+44 7808 097551
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (100 reviews)
“cake” (55 reviews)
“cream and jam” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Hylands Yard, The Mint | Off the Mint, Rye TN31 7EP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a morning's antiques hunting it was good to sit in a quite and relaxing room for a very pleasant lunch. The menu and specials provided a good selection of food, cakes and drinks. Service was good and the fare was tasty and filling. A...More

Thank thornt1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been here for lunch and tea previously whilst visiting Rye. The food is good and the staff are friendly and professional.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in to have a piece of cake and was very pleased with the choices on offer, we had Elizabeth cake and Victoria sponge cake, both were fabulous. We felt the atmosphere was just right, a little cool oasis on a very hot day. We...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself in this delightful Cinque Port town, don't spoil the day by missing out on stopping for afternoon tea at "Cobbles". This throw-back to the good old days of gentile hospitality, cream teas and leaf tea brewed in a POT is such...More

Thank paul r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently experienced afternoon tea and while the amount of food was acceptable the quality wasn't great. Packet ham slices in the sandwiches and the cakes weren't particularly fresh. In a town where there is substantial competition and an abundance of home baked cakes the quality...More

Thank review269
KickingbackRye, Owner at The Cobbles Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and kind words about the staff. To clarify, the ham we use is of a high quality and comes pre-sliced. It is available as a joint or pre-sliced and we choose that latter as it allows us to make the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this tea room years and years ago. We were in Rye this weekend so decided to pay it another visit. Found it quite annoying that the waitress kept coming over to our table to get our order when she knew I had just...More

Thank michieSpain
KickingbackRye, Owner at The Cobbles Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry that you found our simple menu confusing. I know you were a little disgruntled when we advised there was a small extra charge for a sandwich choice that wasn't included in the afternoon tea offering. To clarify, we did not charge extra for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a family Sunday and we visited Rye hoping to get a table for lunch here. We have visited it many times over the years and have often had to wait for a table due to its popularity. Luckily we got to Rye earlier...More

Thank joellen71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having a mooch around Rye when we found this place and decided to take a punt for a cup of tea. What we got was wonderful service in a delightfully old style tea shop, with great cake and tea. This was proper tea...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times and when we come to Rye always have lunch here. A very relaxed friendly staff. Good quality tea especially the Assam. Products as far as possible homemade Nigel and Pat

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Stumbled across this lovely little tearoom where they do a delicious variety of sandwiches, soup, baked potatoes and amazing cakes. The tea is proper - tea leaf and tea strainer. It is utterly charming and I thoroughly recommend it for a light lunch or afternoon...More

Thank PamnKeith
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becky g
27 August 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend booking just to be certain. We were 'walk-ins' on a lovely sunny day - it was busy, but we got a table just as people were leaving, otherwise would probably have had to wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hylands Yard, The Mint | Off the Mint, Rye TN31 7EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 7808 097551
  • E-mail
Set in the heart of the ancient Cinque Port of Rye, The Cobbles Tea Room has been known for over 60 years as the town's premier traditional tea room. Named in September 2014 as one of 21 tea rooms to visit before you die by BuzzFeed.
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