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The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden

The Tudor House High Street | High Street, Alfriston BN26 5SY, England
+44 1323 870730
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (37 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 16:30 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Tudor House High Street | High Street, Alfriston BN26 5SY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I go there regularly when I visit Alfriston, particularly in the summer. The staff are lovely and friendly, the food is scrummy and the garden [in Spring/Summer] is the most magical place on Earth! Looking over the downs, with sparrows dancing around and the most...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CharlieMalo
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind review! It is so good to hear that you enjoy your visits. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Alfriston just as everywhere seemed to be stopping serving lunch so we were highly delighted when we saw the Apiary and we were able to enter with my wheelchair. There are the most exquisite animal toys everywhere and a fantastic shop full...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gingko2
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us, and for taking the time to write your review. I am really pleased that you were well looked after and that you enjoyed your cakes and scones. We pride ourselves on our homemade food and it is lovely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well run family business serving delicious home made soups, scones, cakes & light lunches. Called in lunchtime yesterday and were not disappointed. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harvest3
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 28 November 2018

Popped in on a dreary afternoon and was pleased by the setting of the place and staff.Did not have a portion of the large cakes slices which did look good just opted for a beverage,

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eileen D
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thank you for calling in and for your kind review. Next time, why not try one of our delicious homemade scones or cakes. The stem ginger cake is particularly good!

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We go once a week. It is constant good service and food. In the summer there is duck and the bonus of the garden. Never had cause to complain. The owner acknowledges us which is nice. The ladies are polite. Food is constantly good so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pungler
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you so much for your review. It is really rewarding to have such good feedback from our customers, particularly our regulars!

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Usually get the bus to Alfriston and walk home over the downs. This is our favourite breakfast spot, with great coffee. The garden is a lovely place to start the day

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank P2275DOjohnc
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for visiting us before your walk, and thank you for your review, too! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Visited this coffee shop after visiting the Clergy House, a National Trust property. Lovely coffee with coffee cake and a free refill with the filter coffee too. The young staff group were friendly, knowledgeable and kind, they’d run out of the filter coffee so we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve S
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us, and for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is very interesting that you had just visited the Clergy House, as the front part of The Apiary building was constructed at the same time as the...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

So nice to come across a coffee shop with homemade and excellent quality food & drinks. The staff were all really nice and so efficient. The garden is delightful too. We will return as soon as possible.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bishopstone
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us, and for your kind review. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

I'm another of the group of walkers mentioned below. As already outlined we were pretty bedraggled, but this certainly didn't phase the very friendly and efficient staff. Excellent teas, coffee and cakes set us up nicely for the rest of our walk, and the warm...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Michael H
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you, too, for taking the time to write your review. We always try to make everybody welcome, and I'm very glad that you enjoyed your visit. See you soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Arriving wet and a bit muddy after a day's walking in the Sussex countryside, we were pleased to be find a warm welcome here. After tables were re-arranged to accommodate the group, our orders were taken and tea and cakes then delivered efficiently. Between us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LE100EB
Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for your detailed review, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:30
Friday
10:30 - 16:30
Saturday
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Tudor House High Street | High Street, Alfriston BN26 5SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870730
  • E-mail
Description
Coffee Shop serving really good espresso coffees, teas, light lunches, pastries and speciality savoury and sweet cream teas. We are also licensed for the sale of beers, wines and spirits. In the summer you can relax in our sunny garden and chill out with a delicious iced coffee or tea, or even a glass of Pimms?
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