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Peggotty's Tea Shoppe

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122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England
+44 1580 764393
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10:00 - 16:30
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since we have eaten at Peggotty's but we called in today for lunch. It was a busy Bank Holiday Monday and the garden area was closed so we were lucky to find an empty table. The menu looked a bit restricted since our last visit and I missed seeing welsh rarebit which I had enjoyed previously.... More 

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Thank Roy A
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Although I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Peggotty's, I am sad that you thought our menu restrictive. As a Tea Shop, I like to keep the menu quite small as this allows all of our products to be fresh and replaced quickly. Price-wise, our menu is comparable with the other establishments in Tenterden.... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small oasis which can be sadly missed by people who cannot walk the length of Tenterden high street. Do not miss out. Great selection of tea and cakes, with scones to die for. Lovely atmosphere and fabulous family service . A top spot.

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Thank timpd5
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

We are so pleased your trip to Peggotty's was enjoyable. You are right, we are often missed on the High Street, as we are at the 'quieter' end of the street. Sadly many of the shops have closed. But we believe it is the 'pretty' end, being tree lined and lovely period houses to look at. My daughter and I... More 

kent
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took Mum for a birthday afternoon tea. Was one of the best we have had. The sandwich selection was very good quality, beef and horseradish, tuna and cue, cheese and salmon. Cakes were yummy but couldn't finish them.

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Thank trish2665
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our tea shop. I am so happy you enjoyed your afternoon tea. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Warmest regards Anne More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Mum, Mother-in-Law and me visited Peggotty's for a Mother's Day Treat on Saturday. We all absolutely loved the atmosphere, food and service. Delicious sandwiches, scones, cake, tea and coffee. Would heartily recommend and will certainly be visiting again. Thank you for an enjoyable tea:-)

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Thank Pippa S
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

So very happy you were pleased with your afternoon tea, and taking time to write your lovely comments on TripAdvisor. Lovely to meet you both, and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes :) More 

Tenterden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Peggotty's is a bit like stepping back in time, it is exceptional quaint and cosy. Which means, unless it is the summer time when you can sit outside in the garden, it does get full very quickly. Much to my disappointment when I meet my friend for tea and cake. They make the most delicious cakes that I have ever... More 

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madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Peggotty's and the tea and cake. Hopefully we can open the garden soon - if the weather allows! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Medway, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

So glad we stopped and will definitely be returning. Had afternoon tea for 2 which we fully recommend lovely fresh sandwiches light home baked scones and cake and a good helping of cream and jam absolutely faultless. As is the warm friendly welcome and the final cherry on the top it's even good value for money.

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madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your visit Emma, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Anne and Sarah at Peggotty's More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely tearoom... Cosy and welcoming. Big selection of teas and amazing home made cakes. Best lemon drizzle cake!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This place is beautifully kept with lots of interesting bits and pieces to look at whilst you wait for your food to come. We were very quickly greeted when we entered and I asked for the loo straight away. Was worried when I realised it was outside but had no need to be as it was very clean and also... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were very lucky to have stopped at this place, after having read good reviews about it. We were greeted with a warm welcome and given the option to sit outside on a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon, so we jumped to it. It was a quaint narrow garden with lovely cottage perennials and shrubs. Our Tea was made with decent... More 

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Thank sbw777
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

We are so happy that your experience was enjoyable, and thank you for taking the time to write a review and recommend others to our tea shop (and garden). Many thanks from the team at Peggotty's! Hope to see you again - our best wishes Anne and Sarah More 

Lancing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lovely home made cake and great coffee . 🍨 went back and had cream tea with the best scones ever and proper tea !! Lovely staff and the owner is lovely they loved our irish setter lucky weather was good as we had to sit outside .cant wait for next years holiday to go back 😀

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Thank Linda M
madhatterTenterden, Owner at Peggotty's Tea Shoppe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to your return next year :) Your Irish Setter is a very special boy! Kind regards Anne and Sarah More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 764393
Description
Peggotty's Tea Shop has an interesting, ever changing decor inside the shop. Perhaps a little quirky? Bright paintings and hats (!) decorate the walls. There are tables in front of the shop, and also a couple of tables in the peaceful oasis of a back garden.The tea is from the local Kent Tea Company - loose leaf only.The cakes and scones are 100% homemade. Try the tangy lemon drizzle or the nutty coffee and walnut, 2 of the favourites.Or why not just go for a plain and simple old fashioned rock cake.They will not disappoint you.If you are feeling the need to be decadent, try a scrumptious afternoon tea - consisting of sandwiches of your choice, scones jam and clotted cream, and cake of your choice to finish.The cream teas are scrumptious - how can you resist?Go on - treat yourself!

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