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Capture the Castle

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46 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LD, England
+44 1634 826100
12:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife today for drinks and a cake before we headed home. I had the iced coffee with cream which was really good and my wife had a coke. We shared a slice of cherry and marzipan cake which was gorgeous. Service was fine and it's a very nice little shop. Have a bottle of tap water if... More 

Thank Willie_Bucket
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Came across this lovely little tea room when visiting Rochester. The lady owner was very friendly and chatty. Had a latte and my husband had a cappuccino, in fact he had two has it was so nice. Not expensive. They were also selling lots of different trinkets for the home and garden. Would go back and definitely recommend.

Thank TerriBrand2014
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I have visited capture the castle in the past and purchased items but never stayed for tea or cakes. I came along during the week with my mum and my sister, we were going to take a seat as my mum and dad regularly eat in here, the guy recognised my mum and said hi but when I asked him... More 

1 Thank Katie I
Anke H, Owner at Capture the Castle, responded to this review

We have three children and grandchildren ourself and we certainly would never refuse an expectant mother the use of our staff toilet. We are not required to have a customer toilet, as we only have four tables. If your parents are regular customers, they would be aware that we don't have a customer loo. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The stunning window display made me enter and I was not disappointed. Stylish homeware and affordable gifts awaited. At the back of the shop are four tables looking out onto a cute courtyard. A small menue,but all freshly prepared and clearly good quality food. Homemade quiche, handmade sandwiches or a hearty soup are on offer, as are yummy cakes. All... More 

Thank Britta J
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Upon entering I was not made to feel very welcome, my presence was not even acknowledged. The owner was sat at the counter flicking through a catalogue, I felt uncomfortable about asking a question and when I did she was very unhelpful. The shop itself looks lovely and there are some really nice gifts in there but after being made... More 

Thank FDReviews
Anke H, Owner at Capture the Castle, responded to this review

As we run a busy shop and small coffee shop rolled into one, it is at times necessary to order goods and that requires looking in relevant catalouges. We offer table service in the coffee shop and if you would have sat at a table, we would have served you in a flash. We often have people just browsing and... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

A nice shop, how ever £15 for 2 sandwiches and drinks. Doubt will be returning again. To confined, and not enough choice on the menu.

3 Thank Kevin R
Anke H, Manager at Capture the Castle, responded to this review

Normal price for freshly prepared sandwiches and salad and barista style coffee, including table service. We do have a menue and prices are clearly stated. More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

One of my favourite shops in Rochester. I like visiting very much and the cakes and coffee are lovely. Anke and Philip run a very good business.

2 Thank Sarah S
Spalding, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

They serve a varied menu including hot food. However the day we visited he could only oblige with drinks/cakes. I asked for glass tap water and was served chilled water with fresh mint. very refreshing.

1 Thank Jane D
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

The tea and cake were good but the service was miserable! I wouldn't bother as there are plenty of other places to choose from.

Thank Lesley S
Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Love this place, good food (lovely after a hard morning canoeing), lovely owners who always have time for you, even when busy and although this appears to bother another reviewer, the personal touch goes a long way to keeping a loyal customer base. The fabulous home goods have a truly individual feel and it's a great place for picking up... More 

1 Thank Simon_and_TraceyA

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Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 826100
Capture the Castle is a coffee shop within a delightful gift shop in Rochester, Kent. A great spot for a tasty lunch and pleasant conversation.

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