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The Orchard Tea Garden, Cambridge
(3.9/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Share in the great English tradition of afternoon tea at The Orchard Tea Garden. Time seems to have stood still in this small, genteel corner of the world, where little has changed since The Orchard opened in 1897. Enjoy the same peace and tranquility that have attracted a host of famous visitors over the years, including King George VI, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Hawking, and Prince Charles. The Orchard was also a regular meeting place for Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, all attracted by poet Rupert Brooke, who took up lodging in The Orchard house in 1909. Along with a wide variety of teas, soft drinks, and coffee, you can enjoy a selection of cakes, scones, and light lunches. Alcoholic beverages are also available. Watch for people punting down the river that The Orchard overlooks, a traditional pastime in Cambridge. Put The Orchard Tea Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cambridge holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Loved sitting among the apple trees having coffee, though you can sit inside in the cold weather from coffee and cake to meals available 
  • without a doubt this is such a pretty setting and lovely on a sunny day in Oct, but the coffee was a huge disappointment. No proper coffee machine to make fresh coffee or cappuccinos, just one of thos...  more »
  • Perfect for dog walking on a sunday afternoon. If you enjoy big long walks, you could walk for miles and then return for a really yummy pot of tea and cakes/scones with cream and jam. Sitting outside ...  more »
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  • They have delicious scones and a good tea selection. It is very nice place to sit outside, specially if the weather is good.
  • Lovely place to have tea after a nice walk. Delicious scones and a huge selection of teas.
  • Following a walk meandering alongside the river through meadows this is a brilliant place to pause, sit quietly, talk excitedly, catch up with friends sitting out on rickety deck chairs at randomly placed tables through out the Orchard. I thoroughly recommend the Cream Tea, which will provide enough Colorific Power for your return journey.
  • Relaxing, elegant, tranquil, refined. We'll worth travelling out of the city centre core this gem of a venue
  • Set in an orchard you can sit amongst all the fruit trees and enjoy the usual cafe delights. Cyclist friendly too.