Eating and shopping at Smallhythe Place

revamped cafe smallhythe place

Once you've explored the house and cottage garden at Smallhythe Place, enjoy a traditional cream tea in our theatre tearoom and have a browse of our gift corner.

Theatre tearoom

Our theatre tearoom 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. The tearoom is also open before and during the interval of evening performances, selling a variety of hot and cold refreshments.

On the menu

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


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.