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The Holywell Tea Chalet


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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All reviews scones cake ice cream vegetarian breakfast baked potato dotto train beachy head sheltered spot western end sea front promenade walk public toilets sun trap land train plenty of seating inside mobility scooter fantastic cafe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away at the end of the Eastbourne prom, away from the pier end, is Holywell, here you will find a good old fashioned seaside cafe. Serving hot and cold snacks and meals at reasonable prices alongside hot and cold drinks and ice creams. Plenty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JuneJaundoo
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

What a delightful place this is. Good food, friendly service and plenty of seating inside and out. In a perfect spot at the very western end of the promenade at Eastbourne. A superb stopping point for something to eat and drink before the walk back...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Harvest3
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

A must when visiting Eastbourne. A brisk promenade walk to find a wonderful sun trap. Always busy, dogs welcome outside.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EssexYvonne
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A lovely spot, semi-hidden away. I didn't know it was there, it's not obvious from the promenade. This makes it quite a sheltered spot, and a great one for a cuppa and a snack, though the breakfasts looked tempting (sadly I'd already eaten - if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dick h
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

These tea rooms are at the western end of Eastbourne sea front. If the weather is nice there is ample seating outside and if it's not, loads of room inside. There is quite an extensive menu that ranges from all day breakfast, sandwiches, baked potatoes,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 608bevp
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We have been coming here for many years now. For coffee or tea or ice cream or lunch. The position is lovely. Sheltered and yet you can see the sea.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wendygillw
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Having walked for a couple of miles along the seafront parade, you come across this charming tea chalet, nestled in the side of a steep hill. My wife and I have been coming here for years. Now they try very hard here to discourage the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Don T
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We stopped here on our walk to Beachy Head, The fruit scones and cheese scones are home made and tasty. Walked here again for a cream tea along the sea front, although they do not advertise cream teas they will serve the scones with jam...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank home40
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love the Eccles cakes here. Only one left this afternoon and he kindly let me have it :) full of fruit, buttery and delicious. Latte was average, our cups were filled to different levels. I think the cups have changed? Seemed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eleighs
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Often go here for tea and scones. Also do a good range of food options. Reasonable prices. Cash only.

Date of visit: August 2018
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26 December 2014|
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Response from Terence C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know their opening times at this time of year.
26 December 2014|
Response from Akulum | Reviewed this property |
No idea sorry try calling them- King Edward's Parade Eastbourne East Sussex BN20 7XB. Tel: 01323 410220
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