Mrs Knott's tea-room
A former lighthouse keeper’s cottage has been transformed into one of the National Trust’s most unusual tea-rooms. With a distinctive atmosphere and quirky style, it's a really welcoming place to take a break while on your walk
Dressed to impress
The tea-room will remind you of the 1950s, with mix-and-match bone china cups, chintzy decorations and patterned wallpaper. We serve homemade cake and traditional cream teas as well as warming chunky soups and baguettes.
What's in a name?
The Knott family were an important name in lighthouse keeping. Five generations of the family were lighthouse keepers at South Foreland and would have lived in the cosy cottage that's now the tea-room.