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The Orchard Tea Garden, Cambridge

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 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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  • i love the sense of history, the open space and apple orchard and the decadent scones with jam and clotted cream - no visit to Cambridge is complete without it. This time we missed lunch, but the scon...  read more »
  • Very pretty and the sandwich was lovely. We felt as though we had fallen back in time, sitting on deckchairs and having tea and sandwiches in an orchard. It very quaint, but very busy. We went on a wa...  read more »
  • What a delight! A really beautiful historic orchard garden where you can sit in traditional deck chairs in the shade of the apple trees and enjoy an excellent lunch or cream tea. A very special place. 
  • Where do I start? Firstly we had to queue for 30 minutes due to the incredibly inefficient point of sale system they have set up, and then having paid we couldn't find anywhere to sit! We had to sit on the floor! Secondly, who doesn't supply jam and cream with a scone?? They charge extra for both here! Do not go here. Waste of money and time.
  • A nice place to relax with a cream tea but can't help wondering if they could make more of the place (considering its rich history). Also gets very busy in summer and can feel a little commercial.
  • Historic writers paradise, Lovely grounds, seating and light English teas. Best on warm sunny days.
  • A bit on the pricey side but great for the sun and relaxation. Recommend the roasted vegetable and cream cheese sandwich! Scones are homemade and delicious.
  • A Cambridge icon. In this orchard used to have tea some of the most beautiful mind of the last two centuries. During the summer is one of the best place where go for an outdoor tea. The only problem is that, pricing speaking, is the classic tourist trap.
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