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High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TB, England
+44 1323 870959
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my partner for a cream tea. Luckily they provide doggy bags, as ample food and we didn't manage it in one sitting. Their scones are still the best I have ever had and I have tried a few!

Thank Ellathegerman
Island of Malta, Malta
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Homemade Scones, jam, clotted cream all washed down with a perfect pot of Earl Grey on a cold winter weekend afternoon. All absolutely delicious and served by friendly staff. There was even small trivia cards on the table to have some fun with whilst soaking up this quaint little tea rooms atmosphere. Alfriston itself was also charming to walk around... More 

Thank Mach67uk
Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I've had cream teas all over the country and can honestly say I've had my best yet here!the scone was home made and freshly baked.served with clotted cream and the best home made blackberry jam I've ever tasted.superb!!

Thank milo099
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

very disappointed in the ploughman i ordered at £7.50. 2 slices of 'cheap' plastic ham and a slice of parma ham(the waitress asked if i would like, but i didnt want, so a piece of brie was offered instead). and an apple was sliced and fanned to fill the plate. she then told me when it was served if i... More 

Thank kaz517
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had a lovely smoked salmon sandwich followed by cream tea and delicious home made lemon drizzle cake. Coffee and pots of tea also lovely. Very pleasant staff and young waitress. Great (and unusual) 60's music much to my choice being quietly played Loved it all, so well done to the owners. Friends also advised they do a great full English... More 

Thank DavidNormanS
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely warm welcome even for our dog. The drinks and cakes were excellent - all homemade and simply delicious. Atmosphere was lovely too. Our only negative was service was very slow, the food took a long time to come after our drinks had been served, however standard was so good it was worth waiting for! We were told a hot... More 

Thank Jane D
Alfriston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lovely,cosy little tea rooms.run by a very nice couple.Good value,nice afternoon tea,scones,cakes etc

Thank john n
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here with friends and our three children (aged 2,7 & 7) while camping locally. We stopped for the obligatory tea and cake and was not disappointed. The tea came in gorgeous little tea pots with their own unique tea cosy and was lovely and much needed. Choosing which cake to have was the most difficult part! The staff... More 

Thank Brightonkimmie
Doha, Qatar
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

i visited Alfriston in July 2016 and had the pleasure of eating at the Chestnut Tea Room. The food was absolutely delicious and more competitive than other similar establishments in the village. I had the baked potato which was wonderful as it was crisp which is rare in these days of micro waved food while my other friends had the... More 

Thank Lance R
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Came hear with a friend on perhaps the hottest day of the year and it was wonderful. The music 1960,s playing in the back ground, sipping tea from bone china whilst tucking into a lovely scone with clotted cream and jam. It was truly delightful.

Thank Simon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Alfriston BN26 5TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?