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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcome cup of tea

This was our second attempt to visit Mrs Knott's - be warned its a long blustery walk to find its closed!! Today the sun was shining (and the wind blowing) and when we arrived the cup of tea - served in beautiful china tea pots and cups - very welcome; and the huge slice of home made sponge was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Sean C
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our second attempt to visit Mrs Knott's - be warned its a long blustery walk to find its closed!! Today the sun was shining (and the wind blowing) and when we arrived the cup of tea - served in beautiful china tea pots and cups - very welcome; and the huge slice of home made sponge was amazing!... More 

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Theydon Bois, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautiful views but worst cup of tea ever!! The waitress was pleasant which is more than I can say for her leggings, which had more holes in than the tea strainer she gave me to use and really perhaps with hind sight you shouldn't wear white knickers under threadbare holey black leggings, just as well we were not eating, as... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

What a superb location for headroom. Fantastic views across the channel homemade cakes and biscuits tea and a lovely atmosphere. A good dose of nostalgia with a original gramaphone playing, an ambieance of the 40's makes this a great place after long walk along the cliffs. Well done to the NT you've hit the right spot in so many ways.... More 

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 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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