We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Lapwing Drive, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne ME9 7DZ, England
+44 1634 365343
Website
Today
10:30 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Thu - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 30: English reviews
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (11 of us) visited the Edith May on Friday and didn’t smell anything other than pitch pine – precisely what you would expect to find on a Thames Barge! If you want a characterless American style coffee shop this might not be for you - that said - live a little! What you do get is a beautiful and... More 

Helpful?
Thank joheathfield
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It does not happen every day to enjoy an afternoon tea in an old-time clipper! Furthermore, if it is a good cream tea in anice and cozy environment! The only think, it smelled terribly of petrol and the lavatories - nautical style, even though i sail myself and I am quite accustomed to that kind of pumps - were rather... More 

Helpful?
Thank Evangelos K
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Proper old barge . Wood burner . Home cooked items. Great atmosphere . Not suitable for people who are not agile as tricky steps and some clamber ing around to get to quirky toilet and some tables .

Helpful?
Thank amiga123
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Edith May Tea Room today and it was one of the best afternoon teas I have ever had. Everything was home made, the scones were lovely and warm and the drinks constantly refreshed. I had thought it was a little pricey at £18.50, but it was worth every penny and we all paid £20. Really lovely... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Clare-Emmett
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this hidden gem on a walk with my girlfriend last week, we had an afternoon tea which was one of the best I've ever had in the most wonderful setting. The place is so full of character and was matched by the very attentive and polite staff. Will definitely be visiting again and recommending to my friends and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Connor E
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited the Edith May for lunch one cold winters day.We were made very welcome and were invited to sit by the fire to get warm. We both had soup followed by coffee and cake all of which was delicious. The Edith May is an old Thames barge which spends her winters moored at Lower Halstow. Here you can have... More 

Helpful?
Thank W9465PGwendyr
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

In fact, this is such a hidden gem I'm not going to tell you anymore about it. It's my secret! We Love It and can't wait to comeback again!

Helpful?
1 Thank Mikala T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
176 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were trying to avoid busy bank holiday places on a lovely afternoon and found ourselves in Lower Halstow to see if we could find the old waterfront which we eventually found. It is through the new estate and near the wonderful Norman church which we could not go inside as there was a christening on and it was RAMMED!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Glynis98
Corsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The homemade scones were delicious as was the cream & jam & tea. The skipper's wife was delightful & we can't wait to go on a cruise in the summer. A lovely Sunday afternoon thank you.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sue P
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The food was fantastic! We had jacket potatoes absolutely heaped with cheese and a large slice of coffee cake to finish. Service prompt and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Helpful?
1 Thank happybear83

Travellers who viewed Edith May Tea Room also viewed

Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne
 

Been to Edith May Tea Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
Thursday
10:30 - 16:00
Friday
10:30 - 16:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lapwing Drive, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne ME9 7DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sittingbourne  >  Lower Halstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 365343

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Edith May Tea Room and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Edith May Tea Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?