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Capture the castle

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46 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LD

Rochester Castle

I was driving and needed a cup of tea but didn’t know where I could find one. I saw a brown sign on the road saying that Rochester was a historic town and so I headed for Rochester. Brown signs tend to mean tea, they’re a good bet if you’re somewhere you don’t know.

Rochester is a lovely town that is apparently the inspiration for many of the settings in Charles Dickens’s novels. There are many shops with themed names relating to Dickens but the credit crunch has bitten here and there were lots of empty shops. Capture the castle is a shop selling ‘shabby chic’ and other fashionable items but also had three or four tables and sold tea and cake. There were some lovely Christmas candles and other items but I was feeling broke so didn’t purchase anything.

Cake at Capture the castle

I sat at the only spare table and ordered cake and tea. The shop and the cafe area are beautifully well presented with very helpful and considerate staff. A lovely cafe that I would recommend for light refreshments, they didn’t have many main meal items.

Teapot? Yes.
Leaf tea? No.
Milk jug? Yes.
Price? £4.75 (?) for tea and cake.
Cake? Yes.
Go again? Yes.

Tea and cake at Capture the castle

Author: tealeaves

I like tea and if possible, I'd like it to be loose leaf rooibos in a pot served with milk in a little jug. I'll try and find the places that do this and I'll tell you what they're like. Let me know if you can think of any cafes I haven't covered, I'll get to them if I can.

One thought on “Capture the castle

  1. Hi, I have only just read you review of Rochester and your kind remarks about our small family business Capture the Castle. We are still going strong and have extended our menue due to popular demand. Hope you will pop by again if next in Rochester, Anke :))

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