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New refreshments at Tenterden Railway

Kent & East Sussex Railway have started offering traditional afternoon teas to round off its heritage days.

Served in the refreshment rooms at Tenterden Station on crisp white linen tablecloths, the teas include finger sandwiches, a selection of pastries and a warm scone with butter, clotted cream and a preserve. Standard afternoon teas are served with tea or coffee, or you can add some extra sparkle with a 200ml bottle of Prosecco.

Breakfast is generally available until 11am, whilst lunch is served from 11.30am to 2.30pm. The menus include a selection of homemade dishes featuring local produce and they serve roast lunches on most Sunday’s too!

The building was formerly the ‘Maidstone & District Motor Services’ waiting room at Palace Avenue, Maidstone. Originally erected in 1922, it is reputed to have been Britain’s first purpose built bus station. Re-erected at Tenterden Town Station in 1986, its Art Deco interior is a pleasant place to enjoy a freshly prepared meal, local ale or some light refreshments.

The Station Refreshment Rooms are open from 10am to 4.30pm.

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