About Us

Tea by the Taw was opened and is run by two local 'born and bred' ladies who had a dream!

Sandra Wiggins and Lesley James started their catering careers by studying at North Devon College (Petroc) in 1978. They met at the Barnstaple Rugby Football Club volunteering whilst their sons played rugby.

In 2014 they began a new venture with Tea by the Taw, a vintage styled tearoom. They started serving cream teas, traditional Vintage High teas, lunches and a selection of homemade cakes. All ingredients used are locally sourced as much as possible which helps maintain local sustainability and boosts the local economy. 

Sandra and Lesley's tearoom won the best cafe award in the food, drink and tourism awards in 2016. 

The tearoom is in Barnstaple North Devon sitting alongside the beautiful view of the river Taw.