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Newens The Original Maids of Honour

At Newens | The Original Maids of Honour on the Kew Road, we’ve been keeping traditional baking skills alive for over 150 years. And our history dates back even further – to Tudor times and the dainty little tarts we’re named after. Legend has it that ‘Maids of Honour’ were brought to notoriety by Henry VIII who so loved their ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ sensation, he took the recipe and kept it under lock and key at Richmond Palace! Today these delectable pastries are still served warm from our ovens – with a wide variety of other sweet and savoury treats all made by hand to traditional recipes using fresh, natural ingredients. Adjoining the shop, our dining room offers a warm welcome to visitors from near and far – for coffee and cake, high tea, a hot luncheon – whatever takes your fancy…

Afternoon Cream Tea for Posting & Collection

The Most Quintessential of English customs delivered straight to your door!
Our AfternoonCream Teas bring a dulcet taste of British tradition to your home. Straight from the bakers’ oven at our historic Tea Rooms in Kew Gardens, the oldest onsite bakery in the country, our scones, cakes & shortbreads are altogether scrumptious.
 “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” Henry James
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Vegan Options

We are frequently working on new vegan recipes for our savoury and sweet counters. If you, or any of your party are vegan, please call and speak to the team and we will be more than happy to discuss all of our vegan options currently available.  For any bookings or take away orders we need a minimum of 24 hours notice period.

Ideal location for films and photoshoots

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