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Cross Lane House

Allerford, Minehead, TA24 8HW +44 1643238974

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We had the afternoon tea and it was amazing!!! We have told a lot of friends and family about this place now. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you!!

Kathryn Cook 20 March 2017
from Glastonbury

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Dating back almost 500 years, Cross Lane House is a beautiful guesthouse and restaurant in the bucolic village of Allerford. It is an absorbing setting for traditional afternoon tea, a classic selection with all the trimmings.

Afternoon tea at Cross Lane House is a towering display of dainty finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with West Country clotted cream, and exquisite pastry creations. A wide choice of teas completes the selection, while a chilled glass of champagne can be added as a decadent touch.

A richly historic setting, Cross Lane House in Somerset exhibits a light touch in its contemporary interior design. Modern colours perfectly interact with stoic wooden features and antique bookcases, making for a tranquil environment in which to take afternoon tea.

Offering a range of boutique rooms, Cross Lane House boasts a picture-worthy garden. In a peaceful country spot within Exmoor National Park, it is 4 miles from Minehead, and 45 minutes’ drive from Taunton.

Cross Lane House

Allerford, Minehead, TA24 8HW

Contact +44 1643863276
Reservations +44 1643238974

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Customer reviews for Cross Lane House

4.8 ((((( (based on 18 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (17)
  • luxury (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • value (4)
  • views (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Kryss Forsyth from Minehead

    Amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and the added touch of a birthday card just toppped the day.

  • ((((( 9 May 2017 by Jade Merrett from Bath

    We came to Cross Lane House for afternoon tea as part of a hen weekend. The building itself is beautiful, full of history and very inviting. We were made to feel very welcome, and the staff were very attentive. The food itself was amazing, everything from the sandwiches to the macaroons and scones was beautifully presented. It was great value for money, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here. Thank you for helping to make it so special!

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Nichola Bradley from Weston super mare

    Booked for afternoon tea with 3 friends. And there is only one word to describe Cross Lane House.........beautiful. Pleasant and friendly service from the moment they opened the door to let us in to the second we left. Good range of tea's and the selection of food was phenomenal. Relaxed atmosphere and didnt feel rushed at all. Wonderful surroundings in a stunning village setting. Highly recommended. Can't wait to return.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Kathryn Cook from Glastonbury

    We had the afternoon tea and it was amazing!!! We have told a lot of friends and family about this place now. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you!!

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by David O'brien from Minehead

    All excellent.

  • ((((( 20 October 2016 by John Frank from Welsh Marches

    A very warm welcome from a genial host who had even lit the woodburner for us. The afternoon tea was superb and plentiful. A second pot of fresh tea was provided without being asked for and showed the host's attention to little details that made the whole experience so enjoyable. We'd like to stay here next time we're in the area.

  • ((((( 9 October 2016 by Carole Murphy from minehead

    10 star. Excellent. Everything thing was 1st class. We has afternoon tea and everything was just perfect. The presentation and the whole atmosphere of the
    building were 1st class. Were made to feel very welcome on arrival and were treated like royalty. The whole place sparkled with loving care.

  • ((((( 26 September 2016 by Minoo Shroff from Mumbai India

    We just loved the setting the service the courtesy and warmth the food not to mention was plenty well presented and well done. Glad we made it.

  • ((((( 11 September 2016 by Onno De gier from Netherlands

    Lovely afternoon tea. Every item was very good, we really enjoyed the experience. Service was good.

  • ((((( 8 July 2016 by Lyn Lee from Bridgwater

    Cross Lane House is a small hotel situated near Porlock in Somerset surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the Bristol Channel. This historic house boasts a wood panel dating back to the 14th century. Although we haven't stayed at the hotel we have visited three times for afternoon tea so, it goes without saying, that we would recommend. Afternoon tea is served in a small intimate lounge/bar on a low coffee table with crisp white linen and relaxing classical music playing softly in the background. You have a choice of teas including tea grown in Cornwall. A selection of finger sandwiches, dainty pastries and cakes and, if you have room, scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, all served on a silver cake stand. Tea pots are replaced during your indulgence and you even have a tea timer in order that your tea stands to the strength of your liking. Cross Lane has a wonderful ambiance with an added twist of antique items, packets of tea and toiletries to purchase for a gift or to treat yourself. Overall, it's a great experience so, go ahead and spoil yourself.

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