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Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

....to learn that this delightful venue has closed as a result of the pandemic. Best wishes to the lovely people that were running it and I really hope the day will come when The Apiary opens it's doors again.

Date of visit: August 2020
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502stephenr, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you for your kind remarks! We will be reopening in the autumn as a destination gift shop, and hope that you will visit us again then.

Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

Feeling sad for the businesses in Alfriston because of the works going on we headed over for a snack. Never been here to eat before but it’s worth visiting. The best cheese scones I have ever tasted and served with a delicious homemade soup- such...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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502stephenr, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2020

Thank you for making the effort to come and visit us while the High Street is closed for replacement of the water main - we all appreciate this. Thank you, too, for your review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch, and we hope...More

Reviewed 19 January 2020

We usually visit here half way through a walk from either Wilmington or the BoPeep car park near to For me. The cake is just amazing, especially the carrot and walnut cake. Slightly on the pricey side but lovely setting etc and the guys that...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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502stephenr, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2020

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We welcome walkers all through the year, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly and helpful. Had a good selection of delicious gluten free food. Allowed dogs too. Great atmosphere. Clean facilities. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Thank you for visiting us and for your kind review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

Great place and some friendly staff. Myself and the wife ordered a cream tea each. Although all very nice we were disappointed to not be allowed in the main cafe with our well behaved Labrador and had to go to the garden which has a...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2019

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry that you were disappointed that you could not bring your labrador in on the day that you came. We welcome dogs, however, when we are busy we have to restrict this to smaller dogs, owing to space limitations indoors....More

Reviewed 20 September 2019

My partner and I visited at the weekend. The waiting staff were welcoming, friendly and polite and service was prompt. A beautiful garden to sit in, full of flowers and with plenty of shade. There were gluten free options, which was a key reason for...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you for visiting us, and for your review. I'm really glad that you tried and enjoyed the gluten free scone, which is proving very popular! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 September 2019

Good service in beautiful surroundings. I had a delicious custard tart which is one of my favourites. Very good indeed.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you for your review. I have to agree with you that our freshly baked Portugese egg custard tarts are delicious! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2019

We called in for lunch whilst in the area. Lovely old Coffee Shop with a beautiful rear garden where we ate. Very good service and lovely food. We had home-made soup and cheese scones which were absolutely delicious. A good find!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2019

Thank you for visiting us, and for your review. We agree that the cheese scone goes particularly well with our soup! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

Whilst visiting Alfriston we decided to stop for morning tea. We spotted this tea shop and liked the idea of sitting out in the garden - especially since the day was so sunny. You go through a gift shop to get out into the garden....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. I'm very sorry that there was a hiccup in serving you, but I;m glad that you enjoyed everything else about your visit. I hope that you visit us again soon, so that we can show you...More

Reviewed 9 September 2019

We had been on a long cycle ride and stopped in Alfriston in search of a cup of tea. Staff at the Apiary were really helpful and let us take our bikes through the cafe to the garden. We had a lovely cream tea and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Stephen R, Owner at The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Thank you for visiting us, and thank you for the review. We welcome cyclists, and we have plenty of tempting treats to help you on your way!

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  • The Apiary Coffee Shop and Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5