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Shelly's Tea Rooms

3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT4 8BY, England
+44 1227 730303
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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“scones” (14 reviews)
“cream tea” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British
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3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT4 8BY, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Very expensive Rude staff Hardly anything available no scones jackets paninis no cream for hot chocolate Won’t be returning and very disappointing as wanted to try for a while

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Shelly's Tea Rooms at St. Margaret's Bay is located on a junction at the top of the narrow road which leads down into the picturesque bay 300ft below. But the Tea Rooms does not serve only cream teas. There is a comprehensive menu of light...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PaulFabia
Reviewed 9 July 2018

An excellent cream tea. Very friendly and helpful. There are not many places to park, but there is a car park in the village.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank susan e
Reviewed 6 June 2018

the scones were indeed "out of this world"..... lovely to take with you if you do want to explore the stunning cliffs between st.margarets at cliffs and deal and further.........you will be very happy!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank klepkens
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a cuppa and cake on a Sunday afternoon. The front window has terrible condensation - it needs better extraction. The front window frame is all damp. The welcome was one of irritation as the lady was obviously more interested in closing up...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank barryhoneycombe
sean s, Owner at Shelly's Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, having spoken to our employee working that day it is clear that she did not demonstrate the level of customer care that we pride ourselves on, from their first and second interviews through to their training...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I went to Shelly's with my family after visiting the Castle. At first I was a bit suspicious, as the tea room was busy and there was only one lady serving and cooking. We ordered scones and jacket potatoes....well it was amazing, very tasty and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank t1908
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is in a lovely spot when your walking through and well worth popping in for tea and cake. I had a pot of teamed a rather large slice of home made cake. very lovely so thank you

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank scottj103
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There were perhaps 6 or 8 people in the tea room on the Sunday lunch time I visited. We all had tea, coffee plus a piece of cake. My coffee was excellent; I actually had a second cup and the lemon cake was very good...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank EdBlackadder
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

What a great place for a break from a walk Greeted on entrance and the service was good It took a while to take the order but when it arrived it was wonderful

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank aep2911
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I visited today and was pleasantly surprised with the service that was given. I was also very happy that they had a gluten free option on the menu which was brilliant for me because of my intolerance I had a bacon sandwich on gluten free...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank samual95
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Questions & Answers
Sarah L
14 June 2017|
Response from sean s | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, a cream tea consisting of two scones baked fresh that morning served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve along with a pot of loose leaf tea is £7.35 per person
26 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

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Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT4 8BY, 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
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