The Old School Tearoom

Carburton, Worksop, Nottingham S80 3BP

Under $25 Recommended New Editor's Pick

The Old School Tea Room at Carburton in Nottinghamshire is housed in an old schoolhouse, built in the 1930s. It was last used as a school in 1976. We have tried to keep the feel of the old school even though we have done some refurbishment. We serve breakfast, lunch and traditional and clotted cream teas. We serve illy coffee and our baristas are trained by illy caffé to their exacting standards. We also serve Punjana tea. All our scones are homemade on the day.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: Carburton, Worksop, Nottingham S80 3BP
  • Cross Street: B6034
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01909 483517
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 16:00  
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 16:00  
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 16:00  
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 16:00  
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 16:00  
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 10:00 - 16:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2020
Carolinn G.

Very friendly and personal service Lovely staff Covid clean Great food We will definitely be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Rosie M.

Lovely food. Lovely setting. Attentive staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2020
Victoria L.

We love coming here. The staff are friendly and the food is always lovely


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Julie B.

We have been coming here for several years. The food is always fresh, Nicely represented and filling. We missed it so much when they had to close temporarily. We always enjoy going in Clumber Park and then popping in here for lunch. A truly lovely place. Staff are great too. Excellent. All round.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Richard S.

Able to book Online the night before my lunchtime visit the next day. Warm welcome, felt extremely safe in this Covid time.foodand service excellent. Highly recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Madeleine W.

Food simple and very good. The service and friendliness of the staff was excellent! Thank you for such a good lunch!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2020
Terry B.

Always very tasty meals and very friendly staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
Mary P.

A very enjoyable experience. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Caroline N.

We often visit this Tearoom. We always have a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The staff are amazing as is the food. We would recommend the Tearoom to everyone!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Gillian P.

It was my first time visiting and I enjoyed every minute excellent service all round


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Kimberley L.

We had a lovely afternoon at the tearoom. As the weather was nice we opted to sit outside. My children had afternoon tea, which was generous in size and great value for money. My sister and I opted for the jacket potato, which was served without butter to our request. The service was excellent! A nice stop off before a trip to Clumber.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Christine O.

Been there three times in two weeks. It’s lovely.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Michelle M.

A very excellent afternoon tea thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Rebecca P.

4 mums, 4 babies, well accommodated for, put us in area so easy to have pushchairs or high chairs near table, plenty of space in toilet for pushchair for when changing baby. Food delicious, very good service. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Theo P.

Fabulous as always


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Sandra H.

As always lovely food & lovely staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Wendy R.

My husband and I visit this tea room on a regular basis. We have never been disappointed with the quality of food or the service. The staff are friendly and will accommodate your needs if possible. The choice of cakes and scones are amazing as so are the breakfasts. Quint feel, amazing food and service why wouldn't you give this place a try.?


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Steven E.

We visited the Tea Rooms in January 2020 and due to the Lock Down we were prevented from visiting again. The venue is unique and it is an ideal starting point for a walk. The food and service is excellent value. We will be visiting again and do recommend it to my friends.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Margaret T.

Beautiful afternoon tea, fantastic service and a delightful place. Booked again for a slice of the famous quiche I have seen and heard about.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Judith M.

We really enjoyed our first experience dining out during co-vid. They have made the most of a difficult time.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Sue C.

Fantstic food and lovely staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Liz T.

Lovely lunch yesterday - the quiche was delicious! Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Linda S.

Its was lovely very relaxing


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Oliver F.

Fantastic food Fantastic service Really enjoyed my visit


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2020
Julie J.

We enjoyed afternoon tea in the Old School Tearoom. Sandwiches and scones were delicious and filling so we brought the remaining cake home for later! Service was excellent and staff welcoming and efficient.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Susan C.

Nothing should be changed lovely staff food excellent couldn't wish for a better place


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Tracey H.

Lovely to see it open again, and the food was up to the usual high standard. A missing staff member and some tables taped off due to social distancing measures did make a little difference, but it is still a fab and nostalgic place to eat. We will be back soon. We were glad that we pre booked as the resteraunt was full.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Annette B.

As usual, despite the restrictions the room was spotless, the servers were so friendly and the food was excellent. One of the party asked for a toasted teacake and, although it was after the time given on the menu for this item, it was serves to him. Couldn't ask for better!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Marshall T.

We had a lovely lunch served by a very friendly young waitress, we were made to feel at ease in these trying times. We most certainly will be back. Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2020
Ann B.

Everything was lovely. Such a treat to be back. Thank you very much to all the staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2020
George C.

This tea room is a regular place for my wife and I to visit , always good food and beverages before the lockdown, nothing’s changed since they have reopened except the COVID reopening measures , still good food and beverages in These challenging times , well done carburton tea rooms


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2020
Dianne N.

What a lovely treat to have afternoon tea here. Our 1st time out since lock down. Wonderful, friendly staff. Fabulous food and extremely clean. We will definitely be back


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 06, 2020
Stephen M.

We always enjoy visiting The Old School House. Good food and very friendly staff.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Lynne S.

Food was excellent and good value, was worth booking in advance as not all inside tables in use due to Covid


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 01, 2020
Shaune K.

We have been to the Old School Tearooms on 3 separate occasions recently and have enjoyed each visit during these testing and unprecedented times. A limited menu is in place but that does not deter from the selection that it is made available to guests including Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes, Paninis as well as a good range of cakes and hot drinks. The staff are friendly and attentive to everybodys needs and all of the required precautions are in place.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 25, 2020
Pam T.

Adhered well to Covid-19 regulations. The Quiche was delicious. Only minus was it was sometimes hard to attractive the attention of a member of staff.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Clive M.

A lovely cafe with very friendly and helpful staff. Slight difficulties with wheelchair access ( a step to negotiate on entry and exit, a removable ramp would solve the problem and couldn't see a wheelchair accessible toilet, if there is one).


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 07, 2020
Jill D.

It's the first time we have been and we really enjoyed it - food, staff and service excellent. Will be back again!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Christine B.

Very nice afternoon with friends lovely food and service very good. Worth ringing on the morning you are going so they can prepare what you exactly want so no waiting... Thanks to Helen for taking the order over the phone and all the staff for such a good job.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 24, 2020
Sarah T.

Menu was a little more limited than usual due to the current situation, but what we had was very nice. Staff very friendly and nice place.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Craig W.

Great


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Jan S.

The afternoon tea was delicious! Table service was efficient and courteous. We love the Old School Tearooms and visit on a regular basis.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 01, 2020
Debbie L.

Lovely tea room. Staff are very friendly, food is excellent & service good. Can highly recommend the scones!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2020
Sharon H.

Very pleasing as always. Good social distancing we’ll set up!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 17, 2020
Paul W.

First time visit since the lockdown was eased... and to be fair a very normal-ish experience Apart from the tables-being taped off to separate diners For social distancing The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food as good as ever..


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2020
Sue H.

Food was nice although pannini’s could’ve been warmer. Coffee was excellent. Need somewhere to change babies


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 29, 2020
Terence C.

A lovely place , quaint , clean and a great afternoon tea . I booked a table online but was told would have been better if I had booked the afternoon teas also as they can run out of some choices like clotted cream and particular cakes ! To be honest I can't remember being offered to book what food you would like when booking the table . Staff great and had only run out of one cake we asked for .


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Ruth F.

Its a lovely place and the staff are great. Everything was just so peaceful. The Covid takes away something from these places so l hope they can stay strong and get back to their full strength soon.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Penny L.

We were so delighted when we learnt that you had reopened and usual we had an excellent lunch with lovely service and it was good to be able to eat outside. However in the present circumstances one or two things did come to our attention but we accept we might be wrong. None of the staff appeared to be wearing face masks or shields and there wasn't much attention to social distancing when serving. We accept that the lobby is very small and social distancing there is difficult but would it be safer for your staff if you had a perspex screen between them and the public. Hope this is helpful, it is by no means meant to be critical!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
steve p.

Eaten there before, very good. Good service despite restrictions. Food not as good as usual unfortunately, sausages seemed re heated.