On the bank of Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan River, Bilit Rainforest Lodge is situated strategically in the heart of numerous intriguing wildlife and fascinating habitats such as oxbow lakes, limestone caves, mangrove swamps and various types of tropical forests.
The English Tea House is superbly situated within the grounds of the historic Agnes Keith House Museum and is housed in a meticulously renovated colonial house surrounded by 1.5 acres of perfectly manicured lawns.
With enveloping greenery and cool breezes, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the town and Sandakan Bay as you relax with a cocktail in the garden, socialise with friends and family under a gazebo or enjoy a wide selection of beverages at the long bar. Offering fine teas from around the world, scones & clotted cream, delicious cakes & pastries and a wide a la carte selection of Asian and traditional English Specialties.
Keep the old English ways and master the skill of the ever popular croquet lawn game organised there. Dating back to the early 1800's, the sport of English Croquet became an extremely popular lawn game suitable for men, women and families alike.
Croquet spread quickly and by 1870, it had reached British North Borneo. Now at the English Tea House & Restaurant, you can test your skills on their manicured Croquet lawn and have fun knocking the coloured balls through hoops with their traditional Croquet mallets!