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The Pines Garden Tea Room

Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
+44 1304 853173
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (37 reviews)
“cake” (34 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met 2 different people on my coast walk who recommended this place. Was determined to just have a coffee after my healthy picnic. This was until I walked in and saw the homemade cakes. I was not disappointed the chocolate cake was really good. Staff...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant cafe, delicious wholesome food and heavenly cakes! The service is great. The memorabilia of the war, and old pictures of local areas add to the nostalgic feel. Well worth a visit

Thank Alison C
Reviewed November 30, 2017

OMG what a find, nestled at the bottom of a lane, with on road parking, is this quirky Tea Room which serves amazing cakes and light lunches, not only is the food terrific in good size portions but there is a fabulous war museum in...More

Thank GINAP1964
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We have visited the tea rooms many times in the summer but the Sunday roast ( book to save disappointment) was delicious. We love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a home from home feel to the dining experience.

Thank Maggie1401
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The nutroast and veghies we ordered were delicious and the staff were super friendly. The garden nearby is quite and a lovely place to wander around before or after food :)

Thank Bridgette M
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday lunch best food ever and wonderful people that work here. Me and my husband always come here it's a relax and friendly place I would go every Sunday for my lunch in the winter x

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Nice pot of tea (+ pot of hot water), good cake, dog friendly (+ free dog treats!), friendly staff and a local WW2 museum attached. Simple, tasteful decor, what a tea shop should be. Short lunch menu looked good (we were there for 11s's).

Thank londoncabtours
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We were walking by this cafe and called in, we're so glad we did. Excellent cake, delicious soup, good tea and friendly helpful staff - just what you want in a cafe. The museum is worth a look too.

Thank Jaxx100
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

An interesting little museum, with the added bonus of great food! When we arrived the staff member didn’t know what was on the menu as it was still being chosen from available vegetables! Doesn’t come much fresher than that! The scones, and the doorstep sized...More

Thank Sam H
Reviewed September 27, 2017

After a lovely walk in the nearby Pines Gardens, I thought i'd stop for a quick drink and bite to eat but spent over an hour here looking around the museum as well as my Coffee and snack. Lovely people and relaxing.

Thank KentEnglandLife
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Questions & Answers
July 2, 2017|
Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Hi there! apologies for the delay, yes all areas including the loos are wheelchair accessible :)
denise b
June 29, 2017|
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Response from KentMad2 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes!!!
Pami B
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply - yes we do :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 853173
The Tea Room is open throughout the summer from 10.00 am – 4.30 pm, Seven days a week including Bank Holiday Mondays. From the end of October we will be open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.Our delicious home cooking makes use of produce grown in the Pines Garden. We hope to see you soon.
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