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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (66 reviews)
“cakes” (48 reviews)
“quiche” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple cafe with a little museum. Good food with decent prices. It is right across the pines garden, which was veing cleaned when we came by. Loved the atmosphere. A hidden gem. Quite hard to get there by foot if you are coming from dover...More

Thank Jericho V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness our ferry arrived in Dover in the time for us to come here for a pot of tea and scones. We were worried they might throw us out as it closes at 16.30, but the staff told us to take our time. The...More

Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice tearoom in pleasant gardens. Good for a cream tea or coffee and cake.only a shame it closes so early.

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food cakes and coffee...and the dogs pull us in when we pass....they know they get biscuits ☺☺

Thank ginette249
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little quiet spot for a sit down & a cuppa. Unfortunately they were not offering food until 11.30am (so bang went the breakfast theory), well actually cake was available but cake early morning somehow doesn't do it. Really lovely staff.

Thank lynne j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely homemade cake and coffee and great staff. We had a lovely chocolate and pecan cake as well as a lemon and rhubarb cake - both scrummy. We've just moved to the area and the staff were very friendly, offering advice about what to see...More

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent at the tea room, and the local museum within really brought home the horrors of being in the area during the early part of the second world war, but as for the gardens themselves I found them a bit underwhelming. Neither...More

Thank AG_Man_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went last saturday afternoon for another visit to one of our favourite tea rooms. We asked about sunday lunch for the following weekend because we had heard that they were excellent. Unfortunately there is a waiting list for several weeks so i guess we...More

Thank trippermb2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pines Gardens are worth a trip in themselves but the visit is not complete until you have taken refreshments at the Pines Cafe. A freshly brewed jug of real coffee accompanied by the most delicious home made cakes and biscuits is a must😄

Thank Pam01304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value as the portions of cake are very large and very tasty. The staff are very friendly and helpful having asked for directions they had good idea of the area

Thank davidenglish2018
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Questions & Answers
Kira S
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
i think that there were a few steps (like 3) to negotiate from the path to the cafe. The cafe itself is all on one level.
July 2, 2017|
Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Hi there! apologies for the delay, yes all areas including the loos are wheelchair accessible :)
denise b
June 29, 2017|
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Response from KentMad2 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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