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The Pines Garden Tea Room

Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
+44 1304 853173
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (63 reviews)
“scones” (37 reviews)
“cake” (32 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice cafe with lovely freshly made baguettes. The scones ... served warm so the butter just melts! Really nice coffee too served in cafetières. Nice and relaxing atmosphere and a great stop before or after a good walk.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were walking from White Cliffs car park to the Dover Patrol memorial and back. Total distance is 7.5 miles, so we stopped off at this cafe on the way back, Had a pot of tea and a local fruit juice. Sat...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 5 March 2018

On the day of the worst weather in years, Michelle and her team were outstanding - battling through the snow to ensure that we had the "spread" in the village hall following our mother's funeral. The food was the usual delicious home made excellence, with...More

1  Thank willcoxgibberd
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Deal is awash with new cafes and bars painted Hoxton grey. Ignore them and go to the Pines garden Tea Room. Decor is 1940s (it's attached to a wartime museum) and green - although a green that probably won't be trendy until the next war....More

1  Thank mftwatford
Jerome D, Public Relations Manager at The Pines Garden Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words mftwatford! This is just wt we are aiming for - and fingers crossed we will never be 'trendy' :)

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Met 2 different people on my coast walk who recommended this place. Was determined to just have a coffee after my healthy picnic. This was until I walked in and saw the homemade cakes. I was not disappointed the chocolate cake was really good. Staff...More

1  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Brilliant cafe, delicious wholesome food and heavenly cakes! The service is great. The memorabilia of the war, and old pictures of local areas add to the nostalgic feel. Well worth a visit

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 1 December 2017

OMG what a find, nestled at the bottom of a lane, with on road parking, is this quirky Tea Room which serves amazing cakes and light lunches, not only is the food terrific in good size portions but there is a fabulous war museum in...More

Thank GINAP1964
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We have visited the tea rooms many times in the summer but the Sunday roast ( book to save disappointment) was delicious. We love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a home from home feel to the dining experience.

Thank Maggie1401
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The nutroast and veghies we ordered were delicious and the staff were super friendly. The garden nearby is quite and a lovely place to wander around before or after food :)

Thank Bridgette M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday lunch best food ever and wonderful people that work here. Me and my husband always come here it's a relax and friendly place I would go every Sunday for my lunch in the winter x

Thank Wendy H
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Hi there! apologies for the delay, yes all areas including the loos are wheelchair accessible :)
denise b
30 June 2017|
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Response from KentMad2 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes!!!
Pami B
8 February 2017|
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Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply - yes we do :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853173
The Tea Room is open throughout the summer from 10.00 am – 4.30 pm, Seven days a week including Bank Holiday Mondays. From the end of October we will be open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.Our delicious home cooking makes use of produce grown in the Pines Garden. We hope to see you soon.
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