Monday 20 July 2020

Peggottys tea shoppe Tenterden Kent

My first afternoon tea since lockdown. My husband and I booked this weekend away before the lockdown and so pleased it was able to go ahead. We booked a nice hotel in Tenterden , Kent and the Chapel Down vineyard tour after having their English sparking wine at a afternoon tea in London. 

Before we checked into the hotel we stopped and had an afternoon tea in a traditional tea room in the village of Tenterden. I had pre booked in advance to ensure we could get a table. 
It is called Peggottys Tea Shoppe and first opened its doors 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 homemade food, freshly ground coffee and loose leaf teas.. 
Inside it was just like a cozy cottage with a few tables nice laid out with spotted table clothes. Our table was in the bay window so we could gaze out onto the busy street and people watch. 

We were handed the full menu and then explained that for the afternoon tea we get to choose our own sandwich from the menu then type of scone,  plain, raisin or cheese and lastly which slice of homemade cake we wanted . 
I choose a ham and cheese sandwich on granary bread , fruit scone and slice of the homemade cherry Bakewell sponge. My husband choose the  chocolate and peanut butter cake which was the last slice. We said we could share and get to taste both cakes. There was also a Lemon cake and Coffee and walnut cake …they all looked very nice . We was offered tea or coffee whilst we waited  for the food to come out. 

After about 10 minutes a 3 tier cake stand was brought out to us , i could not wait to get tucked in. I thought it nice that there was some salad and coleslaw on the bottom plate with the sandwiches. My sandwich was very fresh with thick slices of carved ham not from a packet and chedder cheese. The middle plate had the two large homemade scones plus a large pot of homemade jam and then some clotted cream. The scones were homemade and still warm from the oven....they tasted delicious with the homemade jam and cream.
After finishing the sandwich and scone i was feeling rather full but still managed to eat a bit of each cake . I liked my choice best as the cake was very moist and buttery. The chocolate ad peanut butter cake was good too but a bit sickly especially when you are feeling full up. 

The afternoon tea was £25 for 2 of us which i thought was good as we had two hot drinks each and the food was plentiful. If i ever go to Tentderden again i would defiantly stop there again.  

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