Corby’s Tea Rooms | York Street | Ramsgate
- Price range: £
- Families welcome
- Open six days Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
- Takeaway service available
- Patio area
Located just a few minutes walk from the picturesque Royal Harbour and across the road from high street favourite Wilko’s, Corby’s tea rooms is a family owned and run old fashioned tea room managed by Pat Corby and her husband Len, alongside their daughters and granddaughters.
What we ordered:
- 2x pot of tea
- Brie & bacon baguette
- Hot chocolate with whipped cream & marshmallows
Total cost: £15.30
This place is really cute. If you have a pram, make sure you go around the back through the terrace instead of the front on the steps so you don’t scare the crap out of your child in the pram (like I did). When you enter Corby’s you’re greeted by the lovely staff who all cooed over Emily and Adam, Emma’s youngest. We sat down and ordered our food, Emma going for the cream tea whilst I went for my bacon & brie baguette, tea and what I thought would be small, the hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows. Corby’s is run by Pat Corby and her husband Len. Pat Corby was the landlady of the local Elephant & Castle pub in Ramsgate before selling the pub, buying the premises the tea rooms sit on and opening this cute little place up. I’ve visited this place before, when pregnant the day before my birthday with my mum and her partner Leon. This place is cute, quirky and makes you feel at home. It’s a popular place serving everything from breakfast, lunch, cakes and an array of hot and cold drinks. As Pat describes this place is a traditional tea room, not a cafe – don’t make that mistake, she may be a petite lady but Pat knows her stuff and cafe this is not. With cute little china teacups the tea is served with and scrumptious looking cakes filling the display, there is a lot of choice on offer. Pat is the lady that most of the time takes the orders, for a little old lady she’s a mover. She’ll take your order, serve you your hot drinks and is quite the talker.
The place is pretty big for a tea room. There are wooden tables and chairs (not comfortable if your feeding a baby as experienced today) and plenty of space for pushchairs, Emma chose by the bathroom for easy access and to be out the way of other customers. The staff are friendly, chirpy and happy, which is nice and take a genuine interest in all their customers (some places in Ramsgate fail to raise a smile, it’s nice to see a place where they’re happy and not pissed off and miserable).
The menu is mainly filled up of hot & cold drinks, light bites, full breakfast, toasted sandwiches, sandwiches & baguettes, salads, hot dishes and cream tea. The place had a few tables with people seated at 11am but by 1pm families, little old ladies, suited blokes with their papers filled the rooms for their afternoon delights and hot drinks. The only downside is there is no baby changing facility available.