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Watergate Tea Rooms

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9 Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
+44 1422 842978
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Hebden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

comfortable surroundings, friendly service and a menu with plenty of choice. the homemade scones are very good. soup is tasty and the welsh rarebit very good

Thank _sylviaclough
Bury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe been going in a few times over the years. Food always excellent and service very good would recommend it for anyone looking for a good quality brunch, let's hope we have a drought for a few years keep the town and places like this above water.

Thank pmbt1960
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off at this excellent tea room for lunch on our way to Haworth. Very clean and welcoming and the choice of food was excellent. Quick service and well cooked, very good value for money.

Thank Dave W
Bury, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now Hebden Bridge is one place where there is no shortage of cafes and restaurants, and the most difficult task is finding the one that suits best! We came to the town shortly after the devastating floods last winter, at which time the entire street was closed for repair and refurbishment, so one of the objectives was to support some... More 

Thank David H
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch. Had the Bacon Bagguette- a decent size and very tasty, along with tea. All our meals came quickly. Reasonably priced. Only criticism is that it took a while for the upstairs tables to be cleared. Would defo recommend and will call again.

Thank Hughzeelad
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely sausage bacon and egg baguette and pot of tea , just what the doctor ordered... Very nice and tasty and very good value for money. Will be back again when visiting

Thank Gary C
Preston, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is right next to where we parked our car on Bridge Gate. A place where last years floods widely affected the tourist trade but now up and running. so go and support them! The tea-rooms hark back to an era of gentle living, small little rooms at ground level and upstairs. There is also an outside area where, on... More 

Thank sandieH27
heald green
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

They really have recovered well from last year's Boxing Day disasterous floods and we arrived very early for a mid-day meal which was from the choice of the three different specials that were offered. We were recognised by the staff that we have known for years as being "old friends" with the hospitality that we have come to expect here.... More 

Thank supersidful
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stopped here for tea and a "bite to eat", so we chose to each have "a scone with butter, jam and clotted cream". When they arrived there was this scone on each plate the size of a small loaf! Unfortunately they were rather dry and so large that it was difficult to finish them. I asked for some slices... More 

Thank DorsetNinja
WatergateTeaRooms, General Manager at Watergate Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit to Watergate Tea Rooms. I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. It is true that our scones are on the large side but they are freshly baked each morning and are usually enthusiastically received. I do not know exactly what... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Sat outside in the sunshine having a late brunch with my son. Some unusual combinations on the menu, will have to call back again to sample some more.

Thank marie_louisene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Hebden Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 842978
Watergate Tea Rooms offer a wide selection of well priced breakfasts, lunches and light bites - freshly made on the premises using quality local ingredients. Completely renovated in 2016, Watergate has two floors of modern tea rooms with additional seating on the riverside terrace. Try our famous Welsh Rarebit and delicious homemade scones, or for a real treat indulge yourself with our afternoon tea and a glass of wine.

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