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Peggotty's Tea Shoppe

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122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England
+44 1580 764393
10:00 - 16:30
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely tearoom... Cosy and welcoming. Big selection of teas and amazing home made cakes. Best lemon drizzle cake!

1 Thank Slvrfxx
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This place is beautifully kept with lots of interesting bits and pieces to look at whilst you wait for your food to come. We were very quickly greeted when we entered and I asked for the loo straight away. Was worried when I realised it was outside but had no need to be as it was very clean and also... More 

1 Thank whomewhy
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were very lucky to have stopped at this place, after having read good reviews about it. We were greeted with a warm welcome and given the option to sit outside on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon, so we jumped to it. It was a quaint narrow garden with lovely cottage perennials and shrubs. Our Tea was made with decent... More 

Thank sbw777
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

We are so happy that your experience was enjoyable, and thank you for taking the time to write a review and recommend others to our tea shop (and garden). Many thanks from the team at Peggotty's! Hope to see you again - our best wishes Anne and Sarah More 

Lancing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lovely home made cake and great coffee . 🍨 went back and had cream tea with the best scones ever and proper tea !! Lovely staff and the owner is lovely they loved our irish setter lucky weather was good as we had to sit outside .cant wait for next years holiday to go back 😀

Thank Linda M
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to your return next year :) Your Irish Setter is a very special boy! Kind regards Anne and Sarah More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Relief from third-rate eating houses and cafes on a busy High Street, Peggotty's Tea Shoppe is an outstanding example of how quality trumps mediocrity and how service adds to satisfaction. With an excellent variety of cakes and pastries, this is THE place to unwind in a modest art deco styled tea house where leaf tea is served and homemade cakes... More 

1 Thank DAVID B
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you so much David for this glowing review, which makes all our efforts very worthwhile. Our best wishes from Anne and Sarah at Peggotty's More 

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I booked a table at the last minute - quite late on the evening before in fact - via Facebook. The online response was very quick, and answered all my questions, including to bake a fruit-free scone especially for my wife, as she cannot eat dried fruit. When we arrived, our reserved table was right in the window, offering a... More 

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madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your wife enjoyed your visit to Peggotty's. Always happy to help with special requests in advance. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Anne and Sarah :) More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited Peggotty's Tea Shoppe in Tenterden during a one day visit to the town, we were looking for a cup of tea or coffee but not from a large chain. Peggotty’s Tea Shoppe is located along the High Street (A28) at a point where the pavement is noticeably lower than the road itself, giving it some protection from the... More 

Thank Stewart C
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review. The back garden adds additional seating on pleasant days, but is rather hard to maintain to a high standard, but our customers are always surprisingly complimentary. I hope you make a return visit soon and try one of our cream teas. All the scones are made throughout the day... More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Best homemade scones I have ever had. We chose Peggottys because the allowed us to take our dog Fred into the rear garden, which meant the place was a hit straight away, as so many places don't accept dogs. We opted to have the scones, I had fruit with jam and cream, which were just beautiful, the texture and taste... More 

Thank Jeanlee2014
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

I am so pleased that your experience was such a good one. We work hard as a team to provide fresh delicious food and a warm welcome. Very happy that Fred enjoyed the visit too. Hope to see you all again very soon. Anne More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Perfectly fits into my favourite town of Tenterden. A lovely little tea shop/cafe with home made cakes and lovely teas and delicious coffee. Today we had a jacket potato and salad which was perfect, and then we shared a cream tea, lovely home made scones with stacks of jam and clotted cream. Delightful. Service was perfect and we were left... More 

1 Thank Nikkicancan
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Every time we visit the food is lovely and freshly baked. Toasted tea cake with lashings of salted butter and a cream tea with speciality teas. Yummy. Garden is great when sunny whereas the front room is now looking more like a coffee shop. Nice people serving.

Thank fitzzz2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 764393
Peggotty's Tea Shop has an interesting, ever changing decor inside the shop. Perhaps a little quirky? Bright paintings and hats (!) decorate the walls. There are tables in front of the shop, and also a couple of tables in the peaceful oasis of a back garden.The tea is from the local Kent Tea Company - loose leaf only.The cakes and scones are 100% homemade. Try the tangy lemon drizzle or the nutty coffee and walnut, 2 of the favourites.Or why not just go for a plain and simple old fashioned rock cake.They will not disappoint you.If you are feeling the need to be decadent, try a scrumptious afternoon tea - consisting of sandwiches of your choice, scones jam and clotted cream, and cake of your choice to finish.The cream teas are scrumptious - how can you resist?Go on - treat yourself!

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