‘Where Memories Meet’ is a beautiful, quirky tearoom where you can sit and eat delicious homemade food, surrounded by the delightful paintings and antiques. All the antiques you are welcome to buy and down the stairs awaits even more. It’s a perfect café where memories of the past meet the new memories you will make, with family and friends.

Situated in Maidstone Kent, at Wateringbury Crossroads, I had the delight of visiting this quaint vintage centre last summer. Looking on the website the atmosphere already established a homage to all décor of history. Upon arrival, the pictures did not deceive, and I was welcomed with pink doors and delicate, white drawings on the windows. For someone who was expecting shades of an old folk’s home, the cafe is popular, and the community, bustling and alive. Greeting us, the staff were welcoming, friendly and adore any customer who wears period dress. We were sat at a table with a mix-matched array of chairs from different times, which were both cute and comfy. The eclectic furniture creates a quirky yet homely atmosphere, as you are transported into the memories of different past periods. For me, it was as if I had been placed into the house of an eccentric character, from a Jane Austin novel.

The food was a scrumptious range of fresh sandwiches. I had a mouth-watering sandwich of bree, bacon, mango chutney and tomato. The best part was the delicious selection of homemade cakes and scones. Exquisite cakes such as walnut and chocolate; scones filled with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry preserve. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options so everyone can enjoy the same experience. The teas are all environmentally friendly, as the tearoom uses speciality loose-leaves, from all over the globe, rather than teabags.

The greatest jewel of the tearoom was the treasure of antiques in the basement, all of which you can purchase- glass perfumes bottle in cabinets, paintings, from antique to vintage records. Everything is so cheap and affordable, for such unique items. I picked up a China tea seat for just a pound and pearls for only £6.

A visitor to ‘Where Memories Meet’, Yvonne praised, “The food was well presented and the antique part was interesting, and accommodated for all tastes and pockets.”

For anyone who is a fan of books such as Pride and Prejudice, just as these period novels continue to be popular, this tearoom should attract generations to come. ‘Where Memories Meet’ is not just a place for history or book fans, but for family and friends alike to be new regulars for the lovely food and quirky, quaint setting.