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US$7 - US$14
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Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely tea rooms in pretty gardens well maintained, very good friendly service, lovely cream tea, liked the fruit scones which were topped with sugar and had a cinnamon twist, good gluten free cake choices. Dog friendly

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

We discovered this place when out cycling and decided to take my mother in law there. Very pretty little garden and cafe. We had coffee and scones. My mother in law had scone with clotted cream and jam and my husband and I had cheese...scones. All of the scones looked lovey , perfectly baked, fresh, light and fluffy inside. However, when I started eating mine I thought it was sweet, my husband agreed that his was too. This rather spoilt what would have been rather a lovely scone. I have a savoury tooth and found this off putting. I assumed it to be a mistake. When I went to pay, I complimented the lady on the till ( who was also the lady to make all of the lovely looking cakes and scones) about how light and fluffy the scones were but that we found the cheese ones rather sweet. “Yes” she said. “We put sugar in them!!” I have never come across such a thing before, and it wasn’t very nice. Obviously not a mistake so I won’t be ordering one again. The same lady was also rather brusque in her answer, and not “ friendly” as they advertise themselves to be. A real shame as it could be a gem of a place.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 7 August 2020 via mobile

Scones to die for coffee good so are the gardens but you can’t eat them! Stick to the scones! Friendly staff and garden is a treat

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020

Called at 1040 today - website said open & roadside board said open. Disappointed to find gates locked up and no explanation why. Luckily Otter Nurseries not far away!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

Wonderful afternoon at Muffins Galore when 10 friends met up there for lunch. Great menu choice and delicious food, catering for our vegan and vegetarian friends too. Our dogs welcome too. Lovely atmosphere and great location. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

This delightful cafe is tucked away in a quiet road and we only found it by accident! The choice of muffins was amazing and the cakes looked delicious too.You can eat inside or in the pretty garden if it is warm enough.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Called in for a coffee with two friends and thought we’d have a piece of cake or scone. For a place to be called Muffins Galore, the first thing we noticed that there was only one muffin on offer. Why? Scones looked very good so...we opted for one fruit scone and one blueberry muffin, both to share between the three of us. The woman behind the till was lifeless. Why on earth do people work in hospitality when they can’t offer a smile and engage with the customer? Her face was stern. Her manner was unappealing and it felt as if we were troubling her by just being there. We said we’d sit in the garden - to which she wanted to know the name of the table. There was only one other couple in the garden so really...you need to know exactly which table we’ll be at? Could you not find three women out there??!!! Ridiculous. The waitress delivered the coffees then brought out the scone and muffin. No spare plates (as we were sharing). No spare knives or cake forks. I mean - what did they think we were going to do? No thought at all. So we sent her back twice to get what was needed. Her body language was as bad as the lady at the till. She’s obviously trained her! What’s so disappointing is that the venue is lovely but the people so unfriendly. They don’t deserve to be in business. Will we go again? Maybe - as the scone was fabulous (the muffin was bland) but the lack of hospitality would send us elsewhere in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

What a delightful place for a relaxing cup of tea and cake...or in my case a cheese scone, one of the best I have tasted. The informal gardens are lovely with plenty of room between tables and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

The location of 'muffins galore at braxton gardens is LOVELY. The gardens are well kept all year round (although currently part of them is closed.. i don't know why but it would be good to have re-opened ASAP!). It is peaceful, hidden away.. stunning. There...are plenty of tables outside, with parasols, which in the summer is GLORIOUS. Having a stoll around the small gardens is wonderful. The inside of the tea rooms is also beautiful, LOTS of tables, pretty table cloths, the table names are types of herbs which is a very sweet idea. Pretty, colourful crockery. There are always options, for gluten free and vegan, I am both and there is always a soup, with GF roll, vegan butter, GFVG cheese onion tomato toastie, a type of cake/sweet treat, etc. They are extremely dog friendly which is great, they always have a dog treat for your furry friend which is MUCH appreciated :-) Often classical music playing in the background which, although I wouldn't usually listen to is honestly very calming and gives the place a great atmosphere. I love it! The food is great, nice options, very fresh, home made food which is truly lovely. Good portion sizes, good value for money. We have tried many options from the menu and i wouldn't complain about any apart from one - the ploughmans. The bread is a very small amount. ESPECIALLY for the price!! I have actually spoken to multiple other people at the tea rooms who have also felt the same about the ploughmans. If they only served more bread it would be worth the price as I think it's the most expensive item on the menu and I would be inclined to order it in future. There are a few other things which could use some improvement: The toilets for one are quite 'rustic'/a bit run down. They could just do with a bit of work to make them a bit more 'inviting'. Also, the 'extra' large room in the tea rooms is the same, just a little bit under-done. One end and a corner at the other end just feel a little bit like they've been put together without much attention. The staff are friendly and they don't do anything wrong as such.. but they just aren't really THAT friendly, they don't seem to have the natural hospitality skills to be open and chatty with people. One of the younger waitresses made quite a few mistakes last time we were there, and wasn't really very apologetic about them.. such as not bringing over one of the items we ordered and then claiming rudely that we hadn't ordered it when we asked where it was.. when she went to check, we had ordered it and it was her mistake. Also short-changed us, which i definitely didn't feel was an honest mistake on her part.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

I visited for the first time on Saturday and was so impressed I came back the next morning to show the family. A lovely, quiet tea room with great selection of cakes treats and snacks. I visited with my sister specifically for the selection of...vegan cakes available and we were very impressed. Food was fresh, coffee was fantastic and staff were really friendly. We will definitely be coming back- highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Muffins Galore! at Braxton Gardens is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5