Peggotty's Tea Shop in Tenterden
Opening hours Mon-Sat 10am - 4.30pm
Situated in the West End of the High Street, this 18th Century building opened its doors as Peggotty’s Tea Shoppe in 1975. Although there have been different owners and ideas through the years, it has always maintained a place in the Locals' hearts and holds happy memories for many of its of customers. Peggotty’s gives a traditional tearoom experience serving wonderful homemade food, freshly ground coffee and loose leaf teas.
Enjoy light lunches, baked ham, Welsh rarebit, jacket potatoes, delicious soups, sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones, a wonderful selection of brownies & cakes such as cherry bakewell, Kentish apple, carrot and pecan, apricot and orange loaf, coffee & walnut, lemon(gf), afternoon tea in the lovely tearoom, on the front terrace, or in the courtyard garden. All homemade and made fresh to order.
Peggotty's Tea Shoppe Highly Recommended
"Tenterden’s Popular Tea Room Peggotty’s, achieves Highly Recommended Status from Renowned Tea Room Critic Joe Ellis (English Tea Room Guide). This summer has seen Joe Ellis, controversial reviewer of the Joe Ellis Tea Room Guide website, sweep across Kent and Sussex in his bid to seek out the highs and lows of English tea rooms and save more from closing. His passion is not for the ‘cuppa’ tea itself, but for the tea room: the ambience, the staff friendliness, and the attention to detail of both what is served and the environment. Peggotty’s Tea Shoppe is the oldest tea room in Kent’s bustling town of Tenterden having been established in 1975. In September 2018 it was taken over by Dan and Nicola who proudly run Peggotty’s with their team of six local ladies. It was struggling when they took over, but they have all worked hard to rebuild its reputation and win back loyal customers as well as other visitors to the town." [Joe Ellis]
Photo: Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide