Molly’s Tea Room in Hitchin was established in December 2014, serving its first customers by January 2015. Reminiscent of the Lyon’s Tea Shops that were popular in the pre-war era and only stopped in the 1960s, Molly’s provides table service in a relaxed environment but focusses on tea rather than coffee - there is no vast chrome coffee machine spluttering away in the background, no coffee grounds being hammered out... just a quiet urn and an endless supply of tea pots, heated with boiling water before the tea is added, its the only way!
Pride of place on the counter-top goes to Molly’s home made cakes - these are baked fresh on the premises every day. With the firm favourites of coffee and walnut, a traditional Victoria sponge and the deeply delicious chocolate brownies and the gluten free cakes, there’s always something to tempt you.
Molly’s Tea Room Hitchin is open 7 days a week and almost every day of the year. Molly’s also opens later than all of the independent cafe’s in Hitchin, so when you fancy a refreshing cup of tea after a long day, or just want to wind down after work, Molly’s is the place for you.
Monday to Saturday
9am to 5pm
11am to 5pm
Molly’s Tea Room is available for private hire and is often booked for baby showers, hen nights (although these tend not to be the raucous type!) and other family events. We also cater for local events delivering afternoon teas with a partner company who can supply all of the chinaware to make the occasion really special.
Well, now that we are out of lock down, we can once again welcome customers back in to Molly’s Tea Room. Whoop whoop!! We cannot wait to see you all again.
Afternoon Tea is an ever popular speciality at Molly’s Tea Room and always a delightful treat to share - just £18.50 per person. Everything is freshly made for the occasion so we do recommend that you book in advance. It is sometimes possible to make an afternoon tea without a booking but this depends entirely on how busy we are, so it is advisable to book. We do require a deposit for Afternoon Tea bookings and, as we have no on-line booking systems, that usually means popping in or giving us a call. We cannot bookings via email, text or FB Messenger, so sorry.
Molly’s does not have an alcohol licence, but we do have wine glasses and charge corkage per bottle if you would like us to serve your own bubbly to make the occasion super special.
Please drop into the tea room and talk to one of our wonderful staff or call to make your booking now on: 01462 337 470
Molly’s Tea Room take away afternoon tea will continue to be available as lockdown eases and as Molly’s returns to normal.
Per person, Molly’s take away afternoon tea contains: 6 finger sandwiches of 4 different flavours (plain ham, egg mayo, cheese, tuna mayo), 4 mini cakes, 2 plain scones with strawberry conserve and clotted cream. All of the cakes and scones are freshly baked and everything is carefully presented in cardboard boxes. Please note, the cakes do sometimes change from those in the photographs as we develope new ideas on what to include… but they are always fresh and always yummy.
Delivery starts at £2 for Hitchin, further afield costs more and our maximum journey time is around 15 minutes from Molly's.
You can ONLY book by telephone, please call Molly’s during the day – please try to avoid calling at lunchtime as this is usually our busiest time.
01462 337 470
If you don't live near to Molly’s but would like to send a loved one the gift of Molly’s treat, we have a selection of vouchers available. We have vouchers for Afternoon Teas for 1 or more people, vouchers for set values and even vouchers for the Take Away Afternoon Tea if you have a loved one who is still self isolating.
As ever, do please drop in or give us a call to place an order and remember, none of our vouchers have a “use by” date on them so that you or your loved one doesn't need to rush to complete before a fixed date!
Call today to place your order on 01462 337 470
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Molly’s Tea Room Vouchers -
A wonderful gift for a special treat.
Fixed value vouchers are available as well as vouchers for Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea.