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Peggotty's Tea Shoppe

122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England
+44 1580 764393
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (30 reviews)
“cake” (16 reviews)
“cream and jam” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the spur of the moment with a friend for a coffee & catch up. Landed up with ordering two large pieces of delicious cake as well. Staff are warm and friendly & that’s just how both of our stomachs felt after eating homemade...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful grade 2 listed tea room is simply delightful It's a must if you either live in Tenderton or just visiting Wonderful staff and food Lovely garden to enjoy in the warmer months, lots of flowers and plants Highly recommend

Thank Tyars123
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Husband booked a table for afternoon tea to celebrate our anniversary, When we got here ,we had a warm welcome from the waitress, showed us to a window table,with lovely china teacups and saucers, She told us to pick a sandwich each and a cake...More

Thank Chaz B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We were lucky to get a table at lunchtime as this small café was quite busy. Delightful place with nicely set tables. Our lovely fresh sandwiches and pot of tea were served by a charming waitress. Cakes were great.More

Thank DianaBKent
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

It is so kind of you to take the time to write a review. Thank you. We are glad that you enjoyed our tea shop. We try very hard to get things right! ..... and it is always lovely to get good reviews. Very best...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Back again and just a lovely experience. Service brilliant, great couple of sandwiches and a fine selection of tea. Wanted a scone too so bought them to take home!! Great

Thank timpd5
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope the scones didn't disappoint :) Warmest regards from Anne and Sarah

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

As with every town in the U.K. chain coffee shops are available in Tenterden but as we passed Peggotty's we decided to give it a try. The tea menu offered an excellent choice, the cakes were clearly homemade rather than mass produced and wrapped in...More

Thank navyclogs
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We popped in on a Tuesday at about 1/4 to 12 midday for an early lunch. We had our dog with us and asked if we could take him into the back garden and were delighted to find out we could. We ordered elderflower cordial...More

Thank whomewhy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Teas,soft drinks,sandwiches and,of course, scones. A willing and helpful young waitress will provide you with your snack promptly and with a smile.

Thank michaeljefreyf
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went there after being on a lovely Kent & East Sussex Railway steam train. Sandwiches were fresh and delicious. They were served with fresh salad. Cakes were nice but our favourite was apple and walnut cake 😋. We sat in the garden at the...More

Thank PatPatara
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

I am so happy you enjoyed your day in Tenterden. Of course very happy too that you enjoyed lunch at Peggotty's. Let me know when you will return - and I will bake another apple and walnut cake for you!!! Hope to see you all...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had lunch there today in the garden at the back. Its a real English country garden with just three tables and we absolutely loved it. Unlike some places in Tenterden it is not so commercialised which means you get freshly made food which is...More

Thank JADLondon
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Yes! I am the owner, (!!!), and very delighted you enjoyed the ambience of our garden, and the food. I very much appreciate your kind review. I certainly look forward to welcoming you again :) Warmest regards Anne Reading

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Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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