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The Clock Tower Cakery & Restaurant

Peak Hill Road | Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth EX10 8RZ, England
+44 1395 515319
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (162 reviews)
“scones” (48 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Peak Hill Road | Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth EX10 8RZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Day trip to Sidmouth. What a lovely town and seafront. Very relaxing day out helped by a beautiful sunny day. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from but after seeing this restaurant on Tripadvisor, felt that it was a definite on the places to...More

1  Thank PJay1169
Reviewed 5 days ago

As locals celebrating a big anniversary, we took the whole family (10) for Saturday breakfast. Justine and her team were fantastic, making us all welcome and overcoming an initial hiccup (our pre-ordering had gone astray). Tables upstairs were rearranged so that we could enjoy the...More

2  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love the location of this cafe/restaurant. Sit in the gardens and look out over Jacobs Ladder. It is breathtaking. We mostly have coffee and (massive) cakes.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holidaying this past week , have visited Clock Tower 3 times. Twice for tea and cake. ( yum ). And we also visited the evening restaurant ( Thurs ). Welcomed by Katie, and served by her. Excellent service, and the food didn't dissapoint. Every course...More

2  Thank Lynette F
Reviewed 1 week ago

16th May, I was welcomed by Katie and she was very friendly and helpful. We chose the bakewell tart and tea and it was delicious. The cakes on display were superb and spoilt for choice. We sat outside as it was full inside . A...More

2  Thank chris504019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Branscombe we have often visited The Clock Tower Restaurant and recommended it to friends as it has always been a lovely friendly place for afternoon tea or morning coffee to end a walk with the dog. NOT ANY MORE !! Having visited yesterday...More

8  Thank Tony J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for a take away bottle of juice, No prices so you are shooting in the dark for when you get to the till & ask for your order. Got to the till and asked for a Heartsease lemonade, £2.95 Wow OK fine, Went...More

8  Thank ooooo2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come down every year and the last 3 years it has been closed at 4pm It could really do with being open till 5pm Today there was a lot of people who were disappointed after finishing their walk and finding it closed.More

5  Thank Phillip M
TheClockTower, Owner at The Clock Tower Cakery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are about to commence opening until 5pm as we hit the summer season, for the next few months until September. We already open earlier in the day at 9.30am, than ever before, to serve breakfast. However a closing time hardly warrants a 2 star...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting here for 20 years and it has always been lovely except for the queues at peak times. I understand the establishment is under new management now and we like the rearranged queuing system and decor. However I am sorry to say...More

4  Thank bedpanlil
TheClockTower, Owner at The Clock Tower Cakery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry you were disappointed with your visit. We are NOT under new management and have been here for over 28 years. Our scones are enormous and often serve two, our jam and creams are of very generous proportions, and served in environmentally friendly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved visiting the Clock Tower and made the trip to Sidmouth to enjoy its cuisine and fabulous views several times a year. At the beginning of May during a bout of fine weather I visited again. I was totally unimpressed by the changes to...More

3  Thank Southwesttraveller20
TheClockTower, Owner at The Clock Tower Cakery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry you didn't have a good experience on this occasion. Occasionally we have to close our top floor for an event, or other reason, and perhaps you happened across a day when this was the case. Most people are more than happy to sit...More

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Questions & Answers
March 15, 2018|
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Response from | Property representative |
Thank you from all the staff at the Clock Tower. We worked so hard to achieve our amazing results, it's nice to be recognised.
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Elaine S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry just got your question which is probably to late now. Yes, there is a car park on manor road just opposite the clock tower restaurant. A few minutes walk away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Peak Hill Road | Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth EX10 8RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 515319
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The Clock Tower Cakery & Restaurant stands in an unrivalled position within the award winning Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth right on the stunning Jurassic south coast of East Devon and England. 28 years on from humble beginnings the Clock Tower has remained a family-owned business, we are very proud of our excellent reputation for quality service and delicious, freshly prepared food. Offering breakfast 9.30 am - 12 noon, lunch from 12 noon - 3 pm daily and dinner from 6 pm Thursday - Sunday evening. Almost every day of the year. Everything is locally and ethically sourced, where possible, freshly prepared and cooked with love and passion. We care what we do!
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