After a busy morning exploring there's nothing better than stumbling upon a cosy cafe or tea shop where you can relax, refuel and watch the world go by for an hour or two - and here in Ashford & Tenterden you won't be disappointed.
Whether you've been for a morning stroll with your furry four-legged friend, indulged in a bit of retail therapy, enjoyed discovering new places or meeting with friends for a natter there's plenty of places to choose from.
Ashford is equally welcoming with independent cafes - why not try Stag Coffee and Cafe Madeleine. The Chilli Bite also offers a traditional afternoon tea. The Ashford Designer Outlet is also home to Lost Sheep Cafe and Patisserie Valerie who have a scrumptious selection of cakes. And just a little way out of town you will find The Bybrook Pavilion.
Our lovely villages offer a host of quaint and inviting stop offs; Biddenden is home to the and The Bakehouse, Shelly's Tea Rooms is set in the heart of Chilham and The Cosy Kettle at Hamstreet is a good spot for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
We really are spoilt for choice and this is just a small selection of what's on offer, take a look at our wider selection of coffee and cake stops in our two towns and dozens of villages.