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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely location on the cliffs, the Knotts family were connected to the Lighthouse, the tea room has the décor and artefacts from the WWII era. Best scones ever, washed down with a lovely cup of tea served in real china pot and cups. Also serves soup, sandwiches and cakes and is excellent value for money. There is seating inside as... More 

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Thank 720jackson5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth it! Delicious home made food, accompanied by a good blend of tea. Amazing view nonetheless and lovely people.

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Thank Orban A
Dover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you want to feel nostalgic. Glen Miller records playing on a genuine gramophone while tucking into a pot of tea served in a china cup and a delicious cake or scone. The view outside is across the channel to France overlooking the White cliffs. The easiest way to get here is to walk... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes - a pleasant opportunity for a break before returning back along the cliffs to the car park. Certainly fit the WW II theme for the day's visit to Dover Castle. (Not quite corny. But would have been if they'd had Vera Lynn on the gramophone!) Can't recall any previous tea rooms of this era I'd been to being self-service... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tearoom was marvellous; the two rooms are furnished with pieces from the 1950's; there is a 66 year old gramophone that still works and actual vinyl records were being played with music from the era. The food was also wonderful; fresh, tempting and a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth. Tea and food served on fine china -... More 

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Thank Heyer100
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED visiting the tea room. We did not go up into the lighthouse, but enjoyed a light lunch of egg salad sandwiches with soup.

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Thank Trina Z
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accidentally found this place and we were so glad we did. It's absolutely gorgeous, the staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for you. You can get a proper cup of tea, scones are amazing! ;-) . You feel like you are being transported back in time. Can not praise this enough and can not wait to return

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Thank charlottew661
Hampshire
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This tea room is lovely, great bakes and a walk through history, lovely staff and very informative, definitely worth a visit

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Herts.
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had been here before but on this occasion we travelled with our Godchildren - The tea rooms are wonderfully atmospheric and despite being a mere 4 years old wonderfully reminiscent of a tea rooms from yester year - They serve a range of home made cakes, biscuits etc plus tea,coffee or soft drinks to your taste. Hats off to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Wonderful pot of proper tea.. China cups ...! Lovely cream tea on a very breezy bank holiday Monday!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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