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Shelly's Tea Rooms

3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT4 8BY, England
+44 1227 730303
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
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“clotted cream” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“long walk” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British
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3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT4 8BY, England
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

What a great place for a break from a walk Greeted on entrance and the service was good It took a while to take the order but when it arrived it was wonderful

Thank ashraf p
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I visited today and was pleasantly surprised with the service that was given. I was also very happy that they had a gluten free option on the menu which was brilliant for me because of my intolerance I had a bacon sandwich on gluten free...More

Thank samual95
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I came here for a cream tea by myself while my husband and son took an afternoon nap during our mini family vacation. The tea and scones were delicious, I was able to sit and read for a while which was lovely, and she was...More

Thank BostonianMilanese
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you are looking for a cream tea, then you have to try this tea room. Small, clean, friendly staff and most of all scones to die for. Freshly baked that day on site, they are huge and delicious.

1  Thank drjasonclark
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I popped in here following a long walk across the white cliffs. We waited 5 minutes to be served so got up and placed our order with the young lady (Saffron I think) as it was quite busy. We ordered 2 Cream...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Just visited this place for a snack whilst on holiday - regretting it. Dour employee behind the counter, seemed pleased to inform me that i couldn't order a jacket potato to go. Apparently they don't stock suitable containers. Instead, i ordered the baguette & wished...More

2  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Just been here today with the wife,was going to have afternoon tea but you have to book 24hrs in advance but you can have cream tea(on menu scones are freshly baked but saw girl take them out of the freezer) so not sure how fresh...More

1  Thank Russ W
sean s, Owner at Shelly's Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

We are confused that you chose to give us a 2 star rating as we clearly state on our web site and menu that 24 hours notice is required for the full afternoon tea, this is the same for any reputable tea rooms due to...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

I had popped in with my teen son after a bike ride from Deal and was looking forward to cuppa for me and cold drink for him. This was our first visit. Atmosphere - lacking warmth and friendliness, really surprised by this at counter when...More

1  Thank shermum2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent tea shop. Very clean and welcoming - quite small but nonetheless delightful. We ordered their cream tea which was very good. Large scones and thick clotted cream with a good strawberry jam. We will go again if in the area.

Thank peter weller p
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

In this day and age I think the place is missing out on custom need to get into this century to cater for the foreign tourists that would be more likely to be in this area as they would like to see the sights. I...More

1  Thank Mike H
sean s, Owner at Shelly's Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your review, however as you know it is not entirely true, we are the only Tea Rooms in St Margaret's to take credit/debit cards, however late on Friday our machine failed and the company could not get a replacement to us before...More

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Questions & Answers
Sarah L
15 June 2017|
Response from sean s | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, a cream tea consisting of two scones baked fresh that morning served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve along with a pot of loose leaf tea is £7.35 per person
27 July 2015|
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Response from sean s | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, we cannot understand it either we have already raised this with Tripadvisor and we are awaiting their response and hopefully their rectification of it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT4 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 730303
  • E-mail
We serve our full menu all day, so whether you would like an oven baked jacket potato, a Panini, a freshly baked baguette, sandwich or a bowl of homemade soup you can enjoy this at any time of the day, and in addition to our wonderful selection of handmade cakes we bake our scones fresh every day and we know our amazing cream teas served with clotted cream will have you coming back for more.Our location is perfect to start or finish a walk be it down to the bay for a spot of rock pooling or a walk to the south foreland lighthouse
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