Eating and shopping at Smallhythe Place

revamped cafe smallhythe place

Once you've explored the house and cottage garden at Smallhythe Place, why not enjoy a traditional cream tea in our theatre tea-room and have a browse of our gift corner.

Theatre tea-room

Our theatre tea-room has undergone a vintage makeover. Visit for a cup of tea and a slice of our legendary carrot cake on a delicate china plate, whilst enjoying the tranquility of the cottage garden and views to the countryside beyond. Between 12 noon and 2.30pm we also offer a range of freshly prepared lunches. 

On the lunch menu

  • Sandwiches and platters, freshly made to order
  • Tasty soup made from local, fresh ingredients
  • Cakes and sweet treats
  • Chilled soft drinks
  • Tea and Coffee
  • We are licensed to serve alcohol - enjoy a glass of wine or a local beer

The tea-room is also open before and during the interval of evening performances, selling a variety of hot and cold refreshments and our new Theatre Suppers (available for pre-order only).


We have a gift corner that offers locally produced jams and biscuits. There is also gardening equipment, books and home accessories, perfect for that special someone. Our visitor reception desk also has a variety of greetings cards and postcards for sale.