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The Original Maids of Honour

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The Original Maids of Honour 2016

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The original Maids of Honour of the title were dainty little tarts filled with almond-flavoured curd cheese, served up in Tudor times and brought to notoriety by Henry VIII, who kept the recipe under lock and key in Richmond Palace. Luckily, it got into the public domain and Newens’ Original Maid of Honour Shop on Kew Road has been selling them since 1850. Of course, the place is now overrun with tourists who come to buy tarts, cakes, pastries and other goodies. Visitors can also eat breakfast in the restaurant (service ‘ends promptly at 11.15am’), book for an ultra-traditional ‘luncheon’ (prawn cocktail, roasts, pies, quiches, ploughman’s, puds etc) or treat themselves to the most luscious cream teas or savoury high teas.

The Original Maids of Honour says
At The Original Maids of Honour on the Kew Road, we’ve been keeping traditional baking skills alive for more than 120 years.

• High tea and cream teas
• Wedding and occasion cakes
• Bookings taken for luncheons
• Available for private functions
• Gift vouchers
• Fully licensed
• On-street parking



Address: The Original Maids Honour
288 Kew Rd
Transport: Tube: Kew Gardens
Opening hours: 8.30am-6pm daily
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