• The Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle

4 Pool Valley



01273 327380


Half a century on and still pouring, this has a strong claim to be the oldest tea shop in town. Indeed the three-storey premises feel much older, like some Victorian haven just off the hectic seafront. The tempting array of home-made cakes is set out on simple wooden tables, the serving china (also mounted on the walls) is blue willow. Students, hipsters, families and ancient patrons all received a meltingly warm welcome here. The food offering is equally eclectic – sardines, Welsh rarebit and the like – but those cakes are the magnet. We suggest you try the monster meringues!

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