More than simply serving the very best cakes and scones, here at Shelly’s we pride ourselves in serving only the very best food for our valued customers.
Whether it is our Oven Baked Jacket Potatoes, no microwaves here, our soups made from scratch on the premises or our curry again all made from scratch by us, all of our fillings are again made from raw ingredients, not a packet mix in sight, our oven baked baguettes, baked fresh each morning or a panini filled with the filling of your choice and cooked to order not pre-bought and made up already, no you choose what it is you want and if we sell it you can have it, all of this attention to detail in order that you, the customer, receives the very best experience.
It all began in the summer of 2007, we had always enjoyed the treat of visiting a Tea Rooms and indulging, however we found that all too often we left disappointed, either the service was poor or the food was, having tired of this poor service & value for money that was being delivered by high street Tea & Coffee shops up and down the country, we decided to begin a revolution to change this and so began Shelly’s Tea Rooms.
Before creating Shelly’s, Sean had enjoyed a successful career in the retail motor industry and before taking time off after the birth of their daughter, Shelly had also enjoyed a career in retail, the experience gained from running large businesses in a demanding sector, that heavily focuses on customer delight, was the best possible experience for our second career and our new venture of creating Shelly’s Tea Rooms. From the start it was to be all about the customer, from the quality of the cutlery to the coffee served, from ensuring our teapots do not drip when poured, to the quality of the serviettes, everything was with you, the customer in mind.
Our ethos is simple, “to deliver the best service, food and value”, we are totally committed to this promise as you will see for yourself when you visit one of our Tea Rooms.
We now own and run two Tea Rooms in Kent, one in the breathtaking 15th-century village of Chilham near Canterbury and the other in the exquisite beauty of St Margaret’s Bay, previously home to amongst others Ian Fleming and Noel Coward.