At The Original Maids of Honour on the Kew Road, we've been keeping traditional baking skills alive for over 120 years. And our history dates back even further – to Tudor times and the dainty little cakes 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!
Alfred Newens and his family and staff posed in front of the Kew shop. Mrs Newens stands to the left of Alfred. On his right is his son Frank, who distinguished himself as a photographer and his daughter Kathleen who with John, (holding the pony) continued in business all her life.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.
Contact us by Telephone: 020 8940 2752 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org