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Highdown Gardens Tea Room - CLOSED


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All reviews scones cake quiche rarebit soups ice cream salad pudding south downs dog walkers lovely little tea room seating inside home made light lunch sit outside food is excellent tearoom
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Reviewed yesterday

Friend and I met to walk the dogs and have tea. Really disappointing since it’s been taken over. Very very little choice no lovely home made scones anymore, the scones were great when the previous people had the tea rooms now it’s just awful. Use...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank winged1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been looking forward to returning to this tearoom following its refurbishment. Such a shame. The interior has been given a face-lift but the previous relaxed atmosphere has gone. The menu is limited and we had an excessive wait for 2 slices of cold...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Notout1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The refurbishment of the tea rooms has been done very well,more space and a nice outdoor seating area.Was VERY dissapointed with the menu though yours choices are extremely limited,a place to grab a sandwich Not really a place to meet for lunch,shame they have a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 18 July 2018

What a gem! Went here for afternoon tea after walking round the gardens. A great selection of lovely cakes, friendly staff and good value for money. We sat outside in the shade which was very welcome on a hot day!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bertiebaz
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Had a very enjoyable afternoon tea with hubby and two friends on 16/7 /2018 it was a gift from our daughter. Tea rooms staff are always friendly and welcoming. Fresh made sandwiches, HUGE scones and jam and cream. Pots of tea. Very lush.😊😊 The afternoon...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank shrubbie
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Why on earth is this lovely tea rooms being closed down on 29th July 2018? It is a great place to go after walking over Highdown Hill or in the gardens. Delicious food, great coffee, very dog friendly. A great shame that big powerful companies...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Meg O
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is my go to place locally for a brilliant cream tea. The scones here are to die for! They also serve excellent lunches, from homemade quiches to really delicious soups. The ladies are so friendly and always welcoming. It’s a added bonus that you...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PipStaff
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I'm shocked and saddened by the news that this tea room will be forced to close! I'm utterly disappointed! Came up here Friday 29th for the last time, this has to be the best tea rooms, it's dog friendly and sells doggy ice cream. I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jselwood
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I love this place and have been regularly since rediscovering it and the gardens some years ago. Yummy cafe food and cakes with lots of variety, a great place for friends, family children and dog walkers alike. I am disgusted and dismayed to here that...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank 180emmaj
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

SHOCK NEWS TODAY, this great tea room is BEING FORCED TO CLOSE this week, maybe their HOTEL landlord who gave them notice thinks they can do as good if not better than the great oeople working there already fir the past years THAT IS VERY...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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