Hi there, we're the Dotty's Dream Team!

From vintage nuts to bonkers baristas, the Dotty's Teahouse team are a quirky bunch, find out more about us. We are always on the look out for new tea lovers to join our creative team, get in touch, contact Rebecca.

Rebecca

Dottys Teahouse Owner 

Favourite cake?
My mums famous cherry Bakewell cake

How do you like tea?
Definitely English breakfast, brewed for 3mins, dash of milk and one sugar lump, sometimes two!

Did you know?
Rebecca’s family supplied all the horses and equipment to the famous age old series ‘Steptoe and sons’ – her little claim to fame!

Lana

Teahouse Manager

Favourite cake?  
Carrot cake

How do you like tea?
My favourite is fresh peppermint tea, it always refreshes me!

Did you know? 
Lana moved her entire life over to England from Bulgaria in 24 hours. She went out to buy a pint of milk and ended up buying a one way ticket to the UK and has never looked back!

Shane

Resident Chef 

Favourite cake?
Cherry madeira cake 
How do you like tea?
English breakfast, strong and plenty of milk with 2 sugars (because he is not sweet enough!)
Did you know?
Shane started life as a shop fitter and joiner, he then moved to England from Zimbabwe and decided to retrain as a Chef. He has since spent 21 years building his experience in the food industry  and is now cooking up a storm at Dottys.

 

Lesley

Teahouse Assistant

Favourite cake?  
Lime and zucchini cake, hands down!
How do you like tea?
Strong and full of oomph (just like the man in her life apparently) English breakfast all the way…
Did you know? 
Lesley rides a motorbike and knows more about classic car engines than most men, haha!

Katie 

Events coordinator

Favourite cake?  
Chocolate orange cake
How do you like tea?
Really strong earl grey tea, definitely no milk
Did you know? 
Katie holds the Dotty record for most china breakages in one day….she is fondly known as the ‘chief china cracker’ by all but we love her dearly!

Maggie

Teahouse Assistant

Favourite cake?  
Coffee cake
How do you like tea?
Strong, English breakfast, just a dash of milk and no sugar because she is sweet enough
Did you know? 
Maggie used to work for Channel when they were based at no 2 Old Bond Street and delivered perfume to Elizabeth Taylor when she stayed at the Ritz Hotel (1961). She was also present at Buckingham Palace when Princess Margaret got married!

Our Little Dots, Isabella and Ava 

Chief cheeky tasters

Favourite cake?  
Anything chocolatey of course!
How do you like tea?
We only drink pink lemonade!
Did you know? 
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Recent Blog Posts

Our lovely team are always busy, read about what they have been up to recently on our blog…

Top Three for Tea – Surrey Life Awards

We narrowly missed out on being named Tea Shop of the Year at an esteemed Surrey awards ceremony – but making the top three was amazing. Only in our second year, our much-loved tearoom faced stiff competition from around the county just to be nominated for the...

Ultimate Victoria sponge – A Date with Cake

One of the most Popular Cakes At Dotty's is a Victoria Sponge cake! Here we have a Q&A with Dotty Royalty, my amazingly fantastic Mum Jenny. Thanks Mum. What are the origins of a Victoria Sponge? Well it is so called because Queen Victoria had a slice with her...