Opening Times

Mon to Fri
8:30am – 6.00pm

Luncheon sittings from
12.30pm and 1.45pm

8.30am – 6.00pm


Merry Christmas & Welcome

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Alfred Newens and Staff

At The Original Maids of Honour on the Kew Road, we’ve been keeping traditional baking skills alive for over 120 years. And our history dates back even further – to Tudor times and the dainty little cakes we’re named after.

Legend has it that ‘Maids of Honour’ were brought to notoriety by Henry VIII who so loved their ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ sensation, he took the recipe and kept it under lock and key at Richmond Palace!

Today these delectable pastries are still served warm from our ovens – with a wide variety of other sweet and savoury treats all made by hand to traditional recipes using fresh, natural ingredients.

Adjoining the shop, our dining room offers a warm welcome to visitors from near and far – for coffee and cake, high tea, a hot luncheon – whatever takes your fancy…

We also offer a range of catering services including Traditional Buffets, Formal Luncheons, Outside Events, Picnic Hampers, Afternoon Teas, Birthday Parties, Hog Roasts, Marquee & Equipment hire. Our restaurant  is also available for private hire in the evening.

Bookings – Terms & Conditions Click Here

Please contact us at:

Telephone: 020 8940 2752  -  020 8940 5742



Bespoke Christmas Gift Baskets & Hampers

Arranged especially for you for collection or delivery please choose from our Christmas assortment:…[more]

Taking Bookings for Christmas Luncheons & Christmas Special High Tea

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Full details of our Christmas luncheons and Opening times are here...…[more]

Christmas Order Form

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The Original Maids of Honour Gift Vouchers

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Accommodation in Kew

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Our newly refurbished rooms in the original family quarters above the Original Maids of Honour make …[more]

The Original Maids of Honour in Kew has a history going back over 120 years, with the history of the recipe going back even further....... Read more »
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