The Little Old Toll House


Allington Locks, Castle Road, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0LU

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The Little Old Toll House Cafe, at Allington Lock on the River Medway


A glorious little cafe, right beside Allington Lock.  It has stylish and comfortable chairs, with a choice of cushions.  You can sit under the trees on the lock side in the shade or out in the sun.  There is no indoor seating but the outside is so lovely you wouldn't want to sit inside everything is alfresco.  Teas and coffees come in stylish mugs and taste great.  Paninis, sandwiches and cakes are all freshly made and completely delicious.  

To find it walk north along the river bank from Kent Life or the Malta Inn or the Premier Inn and cross over the weir toward the little island in the middle of the River Medway.  This is where this little cafe is situated, on an island right in the middle of the river.  There is no car parking on this site.

If you have walked or cycled here then it is a great refreshment stop.

It is only open during the summer months.  It opens around 10am and closes around 4pm but is slightly weather dependent.eside

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  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Menus available in large print format


  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining - All alfresco dining. No indoor dining at all.
  • Waterfront - Right next to Allington Lock.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

This is'nt on a road it is on the river.  However, it is close to the M20.  From the M20 come off the motorway and take the junction to Aylesford.  Pass the Village Hotel on your left and take Lock Lane (which is a small junction) on left hand side.  There is limited parking in Lock Lane and please try not to block any entrances.  Coaches regularly use this lane to get to Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, so please park with care.

Public Transport Directions

The Kentish Lady River cruises at weekends connects Allington Lock with Maidstone Town Centre.  The cycle path along the river connects Maidstone Town Centre to Aylesford and you can walk or ride a bike.  Buses stop close to the Village Hotel.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Beginning of March - end of October. Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Saturday & Sunday - 9.30am-5pm. Open Monday for the Summer Holidays 10am - 4pm!

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