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Edith May Tea Room

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Lapwing Drive, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne ME9 7DZ, England
+44 1634 365343
10:30 - 16:00
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My son surprised me with a visit to the Edith May for Mothers Day. Had heard about the Edith May but never visited. What a lovely unique place to get a bite to eat. We both had bacon sandwiches and a lovely cream tea. Was a warm and cozy retreat on a cold and chilly afternoon. What a lovely surprise.

Thank Misty B
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A restored thames barge that in winter moors up and becomes a part time tea room ( mon - sun ) step out of the cold and into the warmth from both the coal burner and the staff. The menu is small soup / jacket potatoes / sandwiches homemade cakes oh and of course cream too, freshly baked scones still... More 

Thank ianyKent
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We'd visited the Edith May before so knew it would be a good place to take our friends for a light lunch. It was one of those dreary grey drizzly days at low tide but as we went down into the barge we were enveloped in the cosiness of the fire. We'd forgotten they don't take debit cards but managed... More 

Thank Karen S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We (11 of us) visited the Edith May on Friday and didn’t smell anything other than pitch pine – precisely what you would expect to find on a Thames Barge! If you want a characterless American style coffee shop this might not be for you - that said - live a little! What you do get is a beautiful and... More 

Thank joheathfield
Thessaloniki, Greece
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

It does not happen every day to enjoy an afternoon tea in an old-time clipper! Furthermore, if it is a good cream tea in anice and cozy environment! The only think, it smelled terribly of petrol and the lavatories - nautical style, even though i sail myself and I am quite accustomed to that kind of pumps - were rather... More 

Thank Evangelos K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Proper old barge . Wood burner . Home cooked items. Great atmosphere . Not suitable for people who are not agile as tricky steps and some clamber ing around to get to quirky toilet and some tables .

Thank amiga123
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Edith May Tea Room today and it was one of the best afternoon teas I have ever had. Everything was home made, the scones were lovely and warm and the drinks constantly refreshed. I had thought it was a little pricey at £18.50, but it was worth every penny and we all paid £20. Really lovely... More 

1 Thank Clare-Emmett
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this hidden gem on a walk with my girlfriend last week, we had an afternoon tea which was one of the best I've ever had in the most wonderful setting. The place is so full of character and was matched by the very attentive and polite staff. Will definitely be visiting again and recommending to my friends and... More 

1 Thank Connor E
Stroud, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited the Edith May for lunch one cold winters day.We were made very welcome and were invited to sit by the fire to get warm. We both had soup followed by coffee and cake all of which was delicious. The Edith May is an old Thames barge which spends her winters moored at Lower Halstow. Here you can have... More 

Thank W9465PGwendyr
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

In fact, this is such a hidden gem I'm not going to tell you anymore about it. It's my secret! We Love It and can't wait to comeback again!

1 Thank Mikala T

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British
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Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lapwing Drive, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne ME9 7DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sittingbourne  >  Lower Halstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 365343

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