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Mrs Knott's Tea-Room

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South Foreland Lighthouse, The Front | St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6HP, England (Formerly Mrs Knott_s Tea-Room)
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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WOW! a gem

Worth a visit - if for nothing else to have look round! An old world tea room with charm and character. look at some of the old newspapers... brought back lots of memories - also a great place after a blustery walk on the white cliffs... tea and cakes - yummy

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Coventry
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit - if for nothing else to have look round! An old world tea room with charm and character. look at some of the old newspapers... brought back lots of memories - also a great place after a blustery walk on the white cliffs... tea and cakes - yummy

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a quaint tea room in the South Foreland Lighthouse with amazing views over the channel. The prawn sandwich was the best ever. Served in doorstep slices of fresh brown bread (although you can choose white) with potato crisps and a delicious small salad. I would love to keep this place a secret but the better half of me... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After a chilly, wind-blasted stroll along the Dover clifftops on New Year's Day, any café would have been a godsend, but it was a delight to find Mrs Knott's tea room at the base of the south foreland lighthouse. The tea (leaf, made in bone china teapots and served in bone china cups) was fabulous, as were the scones. Very... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We walked from Dover along the cliffs to find mrs knots tea room at the base of the light house. Proper English afternoon tea and cakes the light house tour was really interesting to well worth the walk

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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Quirky tea rooms in the lighthouse. All miss matched china which was lovely. Pot of tea, with 2 scones, cream and jam £4.95, can't be bad Took it outside to the picnic tables - and then the view........AMAZING Worth the lovely 50 minute walk to get there:-)

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dover
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My first visit to mrs knott's after a fair few walks up on the cliffs. I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious the tea room was,my boyfriend and I sat outside with a cream tea,sandwich and coffee,found the selection of tea and jams very appetising and the scones were a good size. Lovely staff and service and a beautiful setting... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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132 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We headed here after walking the The Foreshore Lighthouse Clifftop walk so it was a welcome break. Perfect views and lovely tea.

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Bedfordshire, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Really enjoyed the walk along the cliff-top path as did our springer spaniel, enjoying the beautiful September sunshine. Fantastic mid-point break at the Tea Rooms. Delicious cream teas, friendly staff and lovely vintage atmosphere. Please note that the walk is uneven and quite steep in places.

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Beautiful views, quiet and peaceful, but difficult to find and long trek or a 3 minute drive down an unmade road but well worrth it. Will go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was expecting it to be a bit more exciting but it's better than nothing after struggling up the hill. Check ahead because opening days are patchy outside of school holidays.

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  • Address: South Foreland Lighthouse, The Front | St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6HP, England (Formerly Mrs Knott_s Tea-Room)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover

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  • Cuisine: Tea Room

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