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Abbey Tea Rooms & Licensed Restaurant

16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England
+44 1458 832852
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (45 reviews)
“cream and jam” (5 reviews)
“home made cakes” (13 reviews)
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European, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We called in for afternoon tea and it was superb, highly recommended. We had egg mayo sandwiches, scones with jam & cream and a huge slice of cake along with the tea. They even gave our dog a treat and didn't mind her being in...More

Thank QuiksilverSuffolk
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A very lovely creamed tea, the only place better was right in Cornwall. An assortment of other homemade cakes available. They also provide menu items for lunch and a Sunday dinner option looked yummy! The restaurant has regular clientele so I would suggest making a...More

1  Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I was taken to this tea room by my friend and her family who had been there before after a good experience, which was the reason we went. However, after ordering lunch we were told that they didn't have enough of the specials left, so...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The cake was divine (well, it is Glastonbury!) and I was even able to get Lapsang Souchong tea here. We would recommend to friends.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This tea room is just a few steps away from the busiest square in Glastonbury, but it is a real gem. It is a proper old-school traditional tea room that serves wonderful different types of afternoon teas. The scones were very tasty and so was...More

Thank TheDailyCrumpet
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We stopped here for a bite to eat before heading up to the Tor, Service was prompt and attentive, we went for the toasted sandwiches, Brie & Ham and Ham & Cheese. Well portioned filling and real carved ham and some excellent cheese, toasted in...More

Thank oxonchris2015
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. However service was a little indifferent probably as it was very busy. A good central location.

Thank Mick J
Reviewed 29 August 2017

After living in Glastonbury for 25 yrs I finally took a visit to this cafe. Its quite small andthe tables are packed in, it gets very busy so booking a table for the lunchtime rush is probably a good idea. We had the quintissential english...More

Thank pinkcombats
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here with family today. Scone with clotted cream and jam was lovely. Lovely set out and tea cups.

Thank Kimmie_Rose
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lovely tea rooms serving a variety of cream teas, but also main meals as well. Good selection of teas available as well as cakes and ice cream

Thank ianjfree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EH, England (Formerly Abbey Tea Rooms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1458 832852
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This traditional tea rooms is situated opposite the famous Abbey and looks onto the bustling and unique centre of Glastonbury. The place is warm and friendly with a great selection on the menu. The menu ranges from freshly cooked breakfasts to light lunches such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches and hot specials including: pies, roast lunches, homemade soups, salads and other traditional meals. There is a good selection of drinks including a range of wines, beers, ciders, local juices and soft drinks and a wide range of teas and coffees. The staff here are very attentive and welcoming! They were very knowledgeable about the Tea Rooms and the food and it was good to hear that the ingredients used are local and the food is all homemade! The tea rooms is also open on Thursday & Friday evenings offering a range of meals including European and international dishes which differs from the day. There is also a live harpist playing which gives a fantastic atmosphere to the place! The menu caters for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with various allergies as does the day menu which also includes a gluten free breakfast and gluten and dairy free cakes! On Sundays there is a traditional roast lunch served and the restaurant is always well booked on this day. A different meat is served each week on a three weekly cycle together with roast chicken and a vegan nut roast. The meat is always local and the vegetables are fresh and seasonal. There is also a large selection of homemade hot and cold desserts served with local clotted cream or ice cream to finish off your meal. This lovely Tea Rooms offers everything one could have asked for. A welcoming atmosphere, lovely food and fantastic staff! The prices are very reasonable and one gets very good value for money and they even offer outside seating. The tea rooms offers an outside catering service and made decorated celebration cakes to order. This tea rooms is well wort a visit if you enjoy a good food and a friendly welcome.
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