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Shelly's Tea Rooms


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews scones cake cream and jam finger sandwiches baguette homemade soup jacket potato scrambled eggs tea room rod stewart village square well worth a visit lovely cream lovely little village beautiful setting sit outside staff were lovely
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As the Irish song asks"How can you purchase a fond mother's smile..." how can you find such fresh , warm, delicious scones as those in Shelly's Kentish Tea Shop, in The Square, Chilom, Kent, not a far country drive from Canterbury. These scones are good...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank brookdelsobral
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in after a wall around Chilham Castle. Lovely tiny tea room. Staff were wonderful, and the trainee young lady was fab! The scones were delicious! But HUGE. One cream tea with 2 scones.... not sure how one person can eat both. So I'm glad...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Pastryk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner treated me & my sister to afternoon tea for my birthday & I was not disappointed. The cakes were beautiful & scones fresh & tasty. Sandwiches were fantastic & staff were friendly. I love the decor and the setting & will definitely be...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank loulouiq
Reviewed May 13, 2019

A lovely quaint building on the outside set in a delightful square. However, the interior is drab and lacks homeliness, with nothing to create any ambience. The coffee was nice but the cappuccino cake was disappointing. It was cold in the middle and warm on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Daisybaker7
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

I grabbed a take out scone and it was absolutely perfect! Quick & friendly service, too! Do visit this place when you’re in Chilham

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GracesMum
Reviewed April 9, 2019

I have been to this tearoom quite often this past decade, and I always was very enthousiast about the creamed tea. I'm afraid this last visit (April 5 or 6) has been the last. To me they were the worse scones I have ever had...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ilsje2015
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Having enjoyed cream tea so much on Wednesday we opted for a second experience the following day. Located in the very special Kentish village of Chilham with its historic castle and architecturally stunning square what could be better than a lovely view of aforesaid buildings...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank keithfrombucks
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Having been to Shelleys several times before, I treated a friend to afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday. On previous visits I have always enjoyed their delicious cakes, but this visit did not live up to expectations. Firstly, the sandwiches had been in the fridge,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AlgernonLondon
Reviewed March 25, 2019

My Coeliac partner and I visited Chilham on our short Valentines break in Kent and popped into Shelly's Tea Rooms as the sign said they were able to cater for Gluten Free. We were seated straight away and both ordered the Gluten Free cream tea....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 6StephenB
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

This place hit the spot for us. Tired after a long walk we sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed a beautiful homemade vegetable soup with delicious artisan bread. We followed by a decent pot of tea. Charming friendly service and delicious soup set us...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from elizabethd600 | Reviewed this property |
Would think not.
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February 3, 2018|
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I know what the correct code is of course! My question was ‘why is it incorrect?’ Not what should it be!
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We had ours out the front
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