The Cliffs, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QA Telephone: 01934 742142 Open Facebook Page Cheddar is a large village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset. It is situated on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, 9 miles north-west of Wells. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Nyland and Bradley Cross. The village, which has its own parish council, has a population of 5,755 and the parish has an acreage of 8,592 acres as of 1961.
Cheddar tea rooms seem to be unique and this detached tea room is no exception.
The Wishing Well Tea Rooms consists of an outside seating area overlooking the Cheddar Gorge. Inside there are two areas, one elevated with a selection of lovely plates on a high wall shelf. The lower seating area gives a view of the lovely daffodils situated just outside the window which are on the terrace where other seating is also available.
The majority of tables are round wooden type with matching chairs sat on nice patterned carpet. There are also nice tie back curtains giving a warm feel. The stone columns remind me of the dense Cheddar area of England.
Teas, coffees, milk shakes, scones, crumpets, shortbread, freshly cut sandwiches, snacks on toast, jacket potatoes, salads, omelettes, cream teas and fruit teas are offered alongside a selection of sweets and ice cream. However, only light lunches are available rather than heavy meals, which is the real tradition of English Tea Rooms.
I just had a pot of tea which was nicely presented.
I can recommend The Wishing Well Tea Rooms. Cheddar is a popular place, so car parking can be tricky. I love to park slightly outside and then walk in.
Contact Joe Ellis:
Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW Telephone: 01227 376180