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Shelly's Tea Rooms

2 The Square, Chilham CT4 8BY, England
+44 1227 730303
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (106 reviews)
“cake” (26 reviews)
“cream and jam” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:00 Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 The Square, Chilham CT4 8BY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We called at Shelley"s whilst on a walk. I was overwhelmed by the gluten free selection on offer. I opted for the cream tea which was almost identical to my husband regular cream tea. Delicious scones, lashings of clotted cream and jam. Plenty of tea....More

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

If you're in the area of Chilham Village, don't miss Shelley's Tea Rooms -- try the cream tea, which is two scones with butter, clotted cream (like a mild, spreadable butter), strawberry jam and a pot of tea. The scones MELT in your mouth!

Thank czechcheeks
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea at shelly's with a friend. Very friendly staff. Lovely scones jam and clotted cream very nice. Well worth a visit.

Thank Abbie21666
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff,who moved an outside table and chairs to make sure my elderly mum was in shade.Quaint ,beautiful old English square with privately owned castle in view.Also a pub and beautiful gift shop.Cream tea was huge and so tasty.It consisted of 2 large scones,butter,jam,and...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I have now been twice for the prebooked afternoon Tea, The host goes out of her way to meet all your requirements/requests. The service is personal & friendly. All the drinks, sandwiched and cakes/scones are fresh and delicious. It is an excellent place to visit...More

1  Thank NikkiB15
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Had a very nice cream tea, lots of scone, cream and jam. In a lovely little village with plenty of carparking. Sat outside admiring the scenery.

Thank nzcactus
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Shelly's is situated on the corner of one of England's prettiest village squares, with the beautiful grounds of Chilham Castle adjacent. My husband and myself have visited a couple of times and the service is always friendly and efficient, tea excellent, cake lovely. So I...More

1  Thank sallygraceb
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lunch here. The tuna jacket was lovely, well presented. The flapjacks has too much butter in them and they were “stoggy”. The service was ok, not amazing. And when we arrived the table was covered in crumbs and it was sticky. We...More

1  Thank CoolReviews
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Great location in village square surrounded by period homes and Chilham Castle. Basic menu but freshly prepared food is great and service welcoming and attentive. Perfect for the start or end of your walk ( or both! ).

Thank George K
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I had an appointment nearby and had time to stop for an Americano and a bacon sandwich. Wonderful experience sitting outside in a very picturesque square. It was a bit like stepping back on time as everyone who passed said good morning. The service was...More

1  Thank Steve070872
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Response from Elizabeth D | Reviewed this property |
Would think not.
John S
3 February 2018|
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Response from John S |
I know what the correct code is of course! My question was ‘why is it incorrect?’ Not what should it be!
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We had ours out the front
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Square, Chilham CT4 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chilham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 730303
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