We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Singing Kettle Tea House

6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
+44 1323 870723
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (52 reviews)
“rarebit” (8 reviews)
“polenta cake” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (240)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This unassuming little cafe surprises with the most amazing home-cooked food, and effortlessly caters for 'difficult customers' like me, providing delicious vegan and gluten-free options. My meat-eating partner was equally impressed with his meal, and we have since been back three times for brunch and...More

2  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny tea shop on the outside, tiny wonderful eatery inside! Limited but very adequate menu. This was our 5th visit in so many weeks, it's become a favouriite place for lunch when in the area. For me the Devils Rarebit with chorizo. Friendly staff, excellent...More

2  Thank Viking_Raider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were meeting our friends who were doing the MacMillan walk we wanted to buy a sandwich and meet them at their lunch stopping place. This was the only one we could find. It is a mostly eat in cafe but they kindly closed...More

3  Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a bite to eat in this pretty village and The Singing Kettle hit the right notes. A small tearoom but nicely decorated and with very friendly staff. My wife had a rarebit and I had the scone cream tea. The rarebit was delicious...More

3  Thank CollieB52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little tea room. We're Always made to feel very welcome, the coffee is nice and we can't fault the food.

3  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I visit most weeks and we wouldn't go anywhere else in Alfriston. Dogs are welcome inside which is a huge bonus for us walkers who come with a canine friend. All the staff are friendly and helpful and it's lovely to be...More

5  Thank Niall812
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Never before done a double review in one posting. We visited for afternoon tea and were so impressed came back the following morning for breakfast! Tea first - good selection of teas, sensibly priced accompanied by an equally good list of cakes, scones and snacks....More

4  Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Totally in awe at the menu choices that only the time limited the choice but the bacon sandwich was delicious! Fresh bloomer bread and excellent amount of bacon. Definitely one of the best!

3  Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Mid morning coffee and scones with family. One of our party had the gluten-free lemon cake which she said was excellent. The guys had cheese scones which were - well cheesy. Coffee was good and strong. The young waitress was really cheerful and friendly and...More

3  Thank Roger P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

After a bad experience of trying to eat at Badgers, we came to The Singing Kettle where we were greeted warmly and looked after very well considering we were soaking wet and with a little dog! We sat outside under a massive brolly and the...More

4  Thank Charlotte D
Nearby Restaurants
Badgers @ The Old Village Bakery
343 reviews
.03 km away
The Plough and Harrow
426 reviews
1.50 km away
The Sussex Ox
497 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alfriston Clergy House
204 reviews
.27 km away
St Andrew Church
72 reviews
.21 km away
The Plough and Harrow
11 reviews
1.37 km away
Much Ado Books
13 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from JT1972 | Property representative |
Hello necstour, Yes you can have a cream tea for breakfast if you want. We make our scones every morning ready for you to enjoy whenever you'd like to eat them. So we look forward to seeing you.
Elinore B
16 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Markylala | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and inside and also in the rear garden!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870723
Overlooking the enchanting village square, the singing kettle tea house idyllically looks out on village life. Inside you'll find calming contemporary farrow & ball decor with arty wall hangings and in the warmer months you can choose to sit out front and watch the world go by, or hide away in the delightfully secluded walled garden A long established tea house with a renowned reputation for fabulous innovative cakes, sweet & savoury scones and excellent customer service. But it's much more than a tearoom, for lunch you could have one of the various takes on welsh rarebit or opt for an open sandwich or toastie on hand cut bread, maybe try the delicious soup all of which is prepared and cooked for you on the premises. It's all simply lip smacking.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing