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West Dean Stores and Tea Room

West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England
+44 1243 818222
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
“village store” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Probably like a lot of people, came across this little gem quite by accident. Travelling towards Midhurst, spotted the sign on the road and immediately turned off to find The Stores, plus plenty of parking off the narrow lane. Inside, the store part comes first,...More

Thank cowrieshell
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We are delighted that you found us! Please hurry back for lunch, which is always good.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

It was a warm spring day so a drive through the stunning country landscape of West Sussex was in order. Bypassing Chichester I headed toward Midhurst and although it can be a busy road that day it was almost free of traffic, so it was...More

Thank David R
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely review; Amy and her team look forward to welcoming you again soon. It's just a short hop in the car to visit the Gardens and fresh air and exercise after coffee and breakfast (we can recommend the egg or bacon...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

The delightful Brodie and Sally moved on a year or two ago, and the Store is now managed by the West Dean Estate. After a break of nine months or so, we twice cycled over to West Dean this week and stopped at the Store...More

Thank Jonathan S
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Amy and her team are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visits and as the weather improves, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Popped in here with my brother after a cold day's bird watching. Received a very warm welcome from the lovely staff. Great coffee and homemade cakes also helped us thaw out! Highly recommended. Able to buy a few things for supper too - bonus.

Thank Susie H
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

What a kind review - thank you. Amy and the team look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Went to west dean stores & tea room this Sunday for the first time after a hike around the local area. Judging by the number of customers, we had a feeling we had come to the right place and everything from the friendly staff to...More

Thank Alice L
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback; we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit - the fresh, locally made bread does make an amazing bacon roll! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Stopped off for coffee on a long bicycle ride. The cafe is also a local village store and there were three members of staff and one customer when I arrived. No welcome and not even a "Hello" from the person who took my order. It...More

Thank IE_and_H
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry that you didn't receive the expected West Dean welcome; we hope that you'll visit the Stores again and allow us to show that this was a 'one off' rather than the norm.

Reviewed 20 February 2018

What a super place, great little village shop and tea room, great coffee and cakes but.... the cooked food is very poor. We had pre-cooked then warmed bacon that was like leather and the fried eggs were solid. This is the second time we have...More

Thank Phillip J
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are sorry that you felt that the cooked food wasn't good on your recent visit - definitely not what we intend to offer. Your feedback has been passed to the team at West Dean...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

very friendly staff, yummy cakes and bacon rolls, lovely just to sit outside and watch the world go by. Am I biased? well i do live in West Dean, its really worth a visit

Thank dorothy m
WestDean, Executive Assistant at West Dean Stores and Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your review; we are biased as well but it's lovely to hear that the bias is shared!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Slightly hidden away this is a very pleasant place to stop for a snack after a hike. Being well off the man road it is nice & peaceful, and it is a sun trap.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Stopped by on a cycle ride along centurion way with my two boys. It was a lovely sunny day and we sat beneath the trees in the garden watching the birds and looking at the lovely flowers, chatting to other walkers and bike riders. Great...More

Thank Jamiefromnumber3
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Rating summary
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    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 818222
Description
West Dean village shop and cafe is open 7 days a week. The shop stocks newspapers, cigarettes, alcohol and local fresh produce, as well as full range of sundries and basic essentials. Our aim is to provide a convenient variety of essentials and locally produced fresh produce for our shop customers. The West Dean Shop also has a cosy team room complete with open fire and outdoor seating for sunny days. We are conveniently located just off the Monarch's Way footpath and the Centurions Way cycle path and our tea room is a perfect refreshment stop for walkers, cyclists and anybody out exploring the South Downs. We offer delicious freshly ground coffee and tea served in pots covered with quirky hand knitted tea cosies. We serve cream teas, a range of hot and cold snacks including bacon or O'Hagans sausage floured baps, assorted sandwiches and a range of scrummy fresh cakes and pastries.
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