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Shelly's Tea Rooms

3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DH, England
+44 1227 730303
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good17%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
6 Nov 2016
“Take away ”
23 Jun 2016
All hours
Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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

Thank Mike H
sean s, Owner at Shelly's Tea Rooms, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We preorderd a full afternoon tea here, and it was just right! as we had not had lunch, the finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream plus small cakes, was a real treat. Beautifully presented and freshly made. The tea-pot was refilled too! The only...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The most amazing scones I have ever had in my life, and i have had a lot of scones, they are huge and very tasty, they make them here everyday fresh and serve them with clotted cream, my wife had the jacket potato, wow it...More

Thank Mcs12
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I expected the costs to higher than average but to be served a multipack can of drink for £1 does take the biscuit. The cost for a miniscule cake slice suggests that one whole cake would cost close to £200. Over priced, no atmosphere and...More

1  Thank Paul S
sean s, Owner at Shelly's Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, however we feel its criticism is unjust, firstly the can of drink, you were not forced to buy this if you feel that £1.00 was to much then the village shop is a 5 minute walk away and would sell...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place has changed little. It totally lacks atmosphere. It tries and fails to be oldy worldy. To only have one plugged in wall radiator was ridiculous you shouldn't have to eat with your coats on. The toilet was freezing with no means to dry...More

2  Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Fancied a coffee and slice of cake to take on my dog walk in St Margaret's. Nice coffee and moist carrot cake went down a treat £5

Thank Pandora M
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I had cream tea, which was rather expensive. Scones were oversized in my opinion, was not able to eat one of them Wish they would make small scones for less money, so that the experience remains enjoyable. Otherwise nice little tea room I however had...More

Thank Katalin S
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Dropped in for lunch today with a friend. Very disappointing. Lacks atmosphere, service slow and functional. We both ordered jacket potatoes which were undercooked, salad consisted mainly of iceberg lettuce, coleslaw was very heavy on the mayonnaise. We both left lots. Rather expensive and very...More

1  Thank Shenden
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Went to Shelley's tea rooms in St. Margaret's today. We had 1 ham sandwich, 2 cheese scones, bottle of water and a tea. It was quite expensive at more than £15.00. Not comparable to other local tea shops in Deal/Dover. The sandwich had plenty of...More

1  Thank Matthew C
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Why aren't you no 1 in St Margarets Bay when your reviews have a better score than The Coastguard which is rubbish?
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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover  >  St Margaret's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 730303
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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