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The Singing Kettle Tea Room

6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
+44 1323 870723
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (34 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (11 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small, beautiful tearoom with a small, beautiful patio garden. Thoroughly recommend the lemon drizzle cake - which just happens to be gluten free. A calm stop when visiting Much Ado Books right opposite.

1  Thank ggatsby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal. All is home made and high quality. The decor is fresh and the venue is really clean. A must visit when you are in the area.

1  Thank markvdberg1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having found a seat a waitress half heartedly started to clear some of previous customers left overs. After a further 10 minutes someone else turned up to inform us they were busy so wouldn't be serving food.

Thank BoltonBld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little tearoom in Alfriston which is a well known gem of a village. We weren't going to have much but when we got inside the smell of smoked bacon (sorry none of the unsmoked stuff for me) cooking was irresistible so I had to...More

3  Thank David A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here several times, both to eat and to just have coffee. The staff are lovely, and you always get a friendly welcome. The food is always tasty and plentiful and the cakes home made and delicious. There are always daily specials, with tasty...More

1  Thank Pevensey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little authentic tea shop with a great selection of tea and cakes, filling breakfasts and most importantly lovely staff and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this place while visiting Alfriston for the weekend. My husband had a salmon salad and I had the avocado on toast with bacon. However, when my food arrived and I started eating it I realised there was no avocado! How can the main star...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea whilst sat outside in the secret garden which is a hidden gem. Lovely homemade scones and good service so well worth a visit whilst in the beautiful village of Alfriston.

2  Thank cazlovesbarbados
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Travelled a fair distance to visit and what a little Gem! Staff happy & friendly & took time out to talk even though they were busy. food was very well presented on the plate and full of flavour. i would highly recommend and will be...More

3  Thank KIA2146
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We, a family of 11, arrived in Alfriston after an overnight flight from South Africa. Everything in Alfriston, tea shop, book shop and gift shop, was very inviting and choosing was a hard decision. We chose The Singing Kettle, a small, intimate and truly English...More

2  Thank TrevorandMerryl
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are cream teas available all day?
23 March 2017|
Answer Show 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
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
16 August 2015|
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Response from Markylala | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and inside and also in the rear garden!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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.
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