Teapot Island


Hampstead Lane, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6HG

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Teapot Island is a most unusual visitor attraction and is well suited to England and its love of tea. Over the centuries we have so enjoyed this drink that we have developed teapots to celebrate different events, fashion and changing times.

Teapot Island opened its doors in April 2003 and is a small family run business. It holds two awards in the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of teapots they own. Whilst the collection is continuing to grow it is currently at about 6,700.

Teapot Island started life in the 1950’s as a tin shack which sold bait to fishermen and provided them with cups of tea. The café has developed a lot and is no longer a tin shack but serves a wide range of different food, a selection of ice creams and cream teas. The cream teas are divine with homemade scones, baked daily, homemade jam and real Cornish clotted cream. This of course comes with a nice pot of tea!

A small charge is made for entry to the Teapot exhibition and a gift shop enables you to buy a memento of your visit.

Potter Gary Seymour of Seymour Designs makes teapots and other ceramic on site and you can purchase a variety of goods from his workshop. Alternatively there is also the paint shop where you can paint your own pottery, and children can create their own masterpieces. These creations can be fired on site, making them dishwasher safe and suitable for everyday use at home. 

Teapot Island is situated alongside the River Medway with good walks in both directions or it is simply a pleasant place to spend the afternoon watching the world and his boat go by.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.50 per ticket
Child£1.50 per ticket
Concession£1.50 per ticket

Exhibition prices: £2.50 adult, children & OAPs £1.50
Group discount available



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    Recent Reviews:

    • SawyerTeam
      Gravesend, United Kingdom
      Overpriced, adequate food.
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 4th August 2023
      Bit of lunch here after a morning paddleboarding and canoeing on the Medway. Okay, so 2 lots of ham, egg and chips at £12.95 each, and 2 lots of jacket potato with Chili at £8.95 each. The food was... Read full review
    • hellymcg
      Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Sunny Saturday
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 12th September 2023
      Visited here one Saturday afternoon, not sure if theres any other parking but we had to park in a council car park (all day) as there was no other payment options. Anyway lovely on a sunny day, the... Read full review
    • Kevin H
      Croydon, United Kingdom
      Had to cancel visit due to lack of response
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th September 2023
      We had been looking forward to visiting teapot island for some time. Had a week off arranged in Sept 23, tried calling several times to the island and sent an email, to see if we needed to book in... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    A228 north of Paddock Wood; at roundabout right onto B2015, then right onto B2162 to Yalding, over railway crossing, over lock gates, over traffic lights, turn right into car park. (Follow signs)

    Public Transport Directions

    Half a mile from Yalding Railway Station.

    Opening Times

    2024 opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    * Mondays to Fridays 10am - 4pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
    9am - 5pm.

    During off season (Oct - March) please telephone for opening times

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