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“Back in time”

Mrs Knott's Tea-Room
Ranked #1 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Attached to the South Foreland Lighouse this charming old world tearoom has both external and internal eating areas.

The rooms are furnished early 20th century manner although they have been freshly decorated.

Plenty of atmosphere and a great place to sample cakes , sandwiches etc, washed down with cups of tea and coffee,

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Great place to stop for a typical English tea. They're just a bit disorganised! It takes awhile to get your tea but once you have it the surroundings are great. We sat in the little sun trap outside - just lovely!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My first visit and I was delighted, boy what a tea room it is, real loose leaf tea in real china tea pots and china cups and saucers, I was in heaven!!! cakes were perfect too, especially the apple cake and even though I didn't have it, the soup looked and smelt inviting, I can't wait to return.

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1  Thank Loz T
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I love this place! Situated in the old lighthouse keeper's cottage there are two beautifully decorated rooms with authentic, mismatched "brown" furniture. Vintage china, sugar cubes & sugar tongs, tea strainers, crocheted mats and a record player playing old records (a talking point with the younger iPod generation). Food is limited to soup, sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and cakes as the kitchen facilities are tiny in this cottage cafe. However the food is lovely and the view outside the best anywhere. You can park in the bay and walk up to the cliff top (not as bad as it sounds) or park at the White Cliffs Visitor Centre and walk across the cliffs. Sometimes there's a minibus to and from the Visitor Centre running for an additional charge - useful if you're too full to walk back!

1  Thank Lucy D
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

The White Cliffs are beautiful, but quite a walk, and this is a great place to relax for your trek back to the car park.
Near the end (furthest from the entrance and Dover Castle) you will find the South Foreland Lighthouse, home to Mrs.Knott's Tea-Room. I was new to England and asked the woman at the counter to pick what I should have. I was given cream-tea and scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. It was delicious! After a year and a half of living in England it is still the best I've had and you cannot beat the surroundings!
If you find yourself at the White Cliffs make sure you find your way here!

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1  Thank dejectedsketch
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