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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” (67 reviews)
“scones” (41 reviews)
“cake” (36 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

What a treat. Had a wonderful morning tea in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of fresh home cooked food options accompanied by a range of teas and coffee. Perfect start to the week and would not hesitate to recommend.

Thank Knight356
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch tea and took in the WW2 museum, very interesting. The sandwiches and the crisps we're also great.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting at Margaret's bay beach for years and have never visited the pine garden tearoom or museum today we had a very nice lunch here and also a look around the museum across the road are the pine gardens which are lovely...More

1  Thank Belinda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had called in to the Pines for lunch after a small tour around Kent and on the way to Dover, after the good reviews I had read about we got to the Pines early (around 11.15) expecting it to be bookings only, we were...More

Thank unclebaj
Reviewed September 8, 2018

My friend and I visited last year, returned this week and recieved the same high standard and friendliness we received previously - truly a hidden gem! Thank you ladies .....

Thank Fearless68843
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A nice break before the ferry. Although no view over the Sea. Stil a typicall place with volunteers serving nice tea scones and sandwiches etc. Nothing fancy.

Thank Jorrit68
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Pines Garden Cafe and museum today. Absolutely delicious. The staff are always so lovely. We ordered a bean and red cabbage lasagne, Brie tomato and pesto baguette, sausage and fried onion baguette all including salad. There were five of us altogether so we...More

Thank crumble2016
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Considering we were a coach party, they were friendly and helpful. The cake was lovely and a generous portion, they stocked tea pigs(!), and the coffee arrived in a small cafetiere. We couldn't fault anything, and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Gavin F
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The road from the village down to the beach is an undiscovered area. This tea room is almost at the bottom of the hill, and is an ideal place to break from a walk along the coast. You will be assured of a friendly welcome...More

Thank LondonFozzy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit here. The food was excellent, quite expensive, but very generous portions. Ladies who work here are lovely and the service exceptional. Hopefully there'll be more Vegan options for our next visit. I thoroughly recommend this venue.

Thank vipfi
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Questions & Answers
August 24, 2018|
Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
+44 1304 853173
Kira S
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Yes, our tea room is wheelchair accessible with a dedicated parking space, ramp to avoid stairs and disabled toilet.
July 2, 2017|
Response from Jerome D | Property representative |
Hi there! apologies for the delay, yes all areas including the loos are wheelchair accessible :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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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