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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
  • The structure is very outdated and poorly furnished. You can definitely find better cups and saucers in IKEA. The fruit scone was tasteless. The garden is the nicest area. 
  • Set in the countryside near Granchester, there is something about this place that just oozes "Cambridge" as you sit at a table eating cake and drinking tea. Though consider yourself lucky for finding ...  more »
  • Booked for Boxing Day tea following a walk around grantchester meadows. We were shown to our table in a large hall, felt like we were eating a school canteen. The table cloths,floor and cutlery were d...  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.