Tessa's Tea Shop

Tessa's Tea Shop offers a healthy fresh approach in a historic setting. Eat inside our Tea Shop in our 16th century Grade 2 Listed building, or outside in our secluded courtyard Tea Garden accessible through our Coach Archway. We welcome dogs, walkers and cyclists.

Our Tea Shop

Our Tea Garden

Choose from our wide selection of teas or enjoy a freshly ground, organic Fair Trade coffee. Almond and soya milk is available. Try our homemade cakes, almond tarts and specialty Florentines. Vegan and Gluten Free cake selection. Homemade soups served with homemade soda bread.

Hot Drinks

We offer a wide selection of speciality teas as well as 'Builders tea'.

Our coffee is Fair Trade organic with the option of soya, almond or rice milk.

Our Hot Chocolate is made with steaming, frothy milk.

Guide Prices:  £1.90 to £3.00

Savoury Food

We offer a good selection of fresh, locally sourced, savoury dishes.

We also cater for Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan customers.     

Our savoury choices are complimented with seasonal salads.

Our Ploughmans and homemade Soup are served with homemade soda bread.

Guide Prices:  £4.95 to £8.50

Try our extravagant PloughMans and goats cheese salads. Or choose from a wide selection of Gluten Free savoury dishes, pies, quiches and tarts accompanied with fresh seasonal salads, with the option of locally made fruit vinegarettes.

Cold Drinks

Locally pressed apple juice and beetroot & apple juice are available.

We also have a selection of San Pellegrino cans, as well as Elderflower Presses, CocaCola and other drinks to quench your thirst.

Guide Prices: £2.00

Sweet Food

We offer a wide selection of homemade cakes, and slices are available.

We have Gluten Free and Vegan choices.

Our cream teas are served with homemade scones,local jams and thick clotted cream topped with strawberries.

Guide Prices: £1.80 to £4.95

Tessa's Tea Shop offers the following services whenever you eat or drink with us:

Disabled Access

We are very aware that not everyone is a mobile as they would like to be, so here is description of things that might make access to the Tea Shop tricky for some.

Access to our Tea Shop from the road is over 1.5m (58 inches) of cobbles leading onto a 0.6 metre (2 foot) wide concrete plinth 8.35cm (3 1/4 inch) step into the building.

The Tea Shop is on one level. Wheelchairs can be used in the Tea Shop, but note that we are located in a Grade 2 Listed 16th Century building, so unfortunately, everything is not level!  

Outdoor seating in our rear courtyard is wheelchair accessible at ground level through the Coach Archway to the right of the building. The courtyard is on a slight incline. There are no steps between the High Street and the Courtyard but there is 1.5 metres (58 inches) of cobbles to traverse.

The customer toilet is located in the Courtyard through a 1 metre wide door way with a 10cm (4 inch) step. Grab rails are not installed due to the fabric of the building.

Customer Toilet

We have one toilet for the use of our customers.

Access is from the ouside of our building. Use the Coach Archway to the right of the building, and you will find the toilet on the left hand side of the courtyard.

Please be aware that the Coach Archway is on a slight incline and there  is a small step of 10 cm (4 inches) into the toilet. The toilet door is 1 metre (39 inches) wide.

Grab rails are not installed due to the fabric of the building.

Gluten Free

We sell Gluten Free products in our Tea shop and can provide Gluten Free breakfasts to our B&B guests upon request.

Payment Methods

We take payment by Credit Card, Debit Card or Cash.

We also accept some forms of contactless payments, but we do not accept Apple Pay.

Sorry, but we do not accept American Express or Cheques.

B&B Guest Discount

Our B&B guests are entitled to a 10% discount on all products in our Tea Shop for the duration of their stay with us.

Sit Inside or Out

We provide both indoor and outdoor seating. Indoor seating is within our 16th century Grade 2 Listed building.

Outdoor seating is in our Tea Garden Courtyard through the Coach Archway to the right of building (as you face it from the street).

Cyclist Friendly

We are Cyclist friendly. Take a look at our Directions page amd our Local Attractions page for route ideas.

Walker Friendly

We are Walker friendly. Take a look at our Directions page amd our Local Attractions page for route ideas.

Dog Friendly

We are dog friendly - having two dogs ourselves!

Wireless Internet (WiFi)

You are welcome to use our free WiFi (wireless internet connection) while you eat or drink with us.

Free Parking

Free parking can be found at the front of our building on the High Street, depending on availability.

Alternatively, you can park your car in Dunster Steep Car Park located on the south-eastern side of the A396 approx 200 metres from its junction with the A39. It is a Long Stay "Pay and Display" facility controlled by West Somerset Council that can accomodate 109 vehicles.      

The Olde House

B&B and Tea Shop

13 High Street


United Kingdom
TA24 6SF


George's B&B:

  • 07497 295358
  • +44 (0)7497 295358

Tessa's Tea Shop:

  • 01643 822394
  • +44 (0)1643 822394
  • opening hours:
    10am to 5pm



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