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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%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (37 reviews)
“cake” (31 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
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1 - 10 of 250 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to walk the white cliffs to the lighthouse, drove to St Margaret's Bay and found this unassuming little cafe. The staff were so helpful, checking on ingredients for my friend's gluten free needs and what a fresh and tasty turkey salad they...More

Thank veejaybee625
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Providing The Pines Garden Tea Room is the same as The Pines Calyx in St Margarets, this is a place I would strongly recommend for the purpose of holding an intimate and ladi back wedding. The food was simple but absolutely delicious and the staff...More

Thank oldtravellingfriends
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight it was to lunch here with a friend. Thoroughly recommended for lunch light bites or more substantial appetites alike. Produce is grown at the Pines Gardens and lovingly prepared and served by hard working friendly staff. Dog friendly. limited parking, but beautiful...More

Thank GoLivefortheday
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The building is beautiful but it's lacking any character or style inside. Very simple place, just tea, hot chocolate or cafetière coffee drink-wise. Service was very quick though and there was a selection of homegrown vegetables outside.

Thank lacm2016
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, lovely museum and garden. Had a delicious salmon brie and spinach quiche with good coffee. They also provide high chairs.

Thank Elfo9
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We love The Pines! First discovered when we were looking for a house in St Margaret's Bay, The Pines was such a welcome delight from the delicious home-cooked food and cakes to the cheerful room to the always warm welcome! Now that we live in...More

Thank ARPJ
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It was a hot Bank holiday Sunday ...and the the crowds were out and about. Things were looking busy at the Pines and we were getting twitchy. There was a queue of people waiting to place orders but there were seats available...so we might be...More

Thank GDD1111
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Nearby Attractions
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.01 km away
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.21 km away
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Hi there! apologies for the delay, yes all areas including the loos are wheelchair accessible :)
denise b
30 June 2017|
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Response from KentMad2 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes!!!
Pami B
8 February 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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 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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