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“Badgers in Alfriston”

Badgers @ The Old Village Bakery
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our historic tea house! Alfriston was granted its market charter in 1406, and the house at Badgers dates from 1510 – over 500 years old! We know it was the village bakery for 200 years until 1933, and proprietor Michael Luttig and manager Lynn Attfield continue the tradition of exceptional baking on the premises. “Dissenters” from St Andrews Church met here in the late 18th Century until they built their own independent church (now the United Reformed Church) in 1801. We even have a Standing Stone in the pavement outside the front door…
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Alfriston is a wonderful place and Badgers is a wonderful tearoom. We have been to Alfriston many times, among other things to visit the fantastic bookshop Much Ado Books. Almost opposite the bookshop we found Badgers' delightful back garden. The very pleasant staff, the good quality tea, the delicious light meals, the great cakes, the fascinating old building, everything makes the visit a very pleasant one. Lovely old fashioned, quiet and relaxing(noisy people are discouraged), it offers the sort of atmosphere that is becoming rarer.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Went to Badger's last week after reading the TripAdvisor reviews. It was great. The porcelain tea set,the silver plate teapots....all lovely touches. Attentive staff and good food only added to the experience. Pricey?I suppose it is but you get what you pay for.

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Thank Jonathan R
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I'd like to start by stating the positives about this place.

Good quality sausage
Good quality bacon
Good quality eggs
Gorgeous bone china crockery
Cute teaspoons
Friendly service

Unfortunately there are also some negatives.

No fried/poached egg options with the breakfast
No smoking in the garden
ONLY well behaved children and dogs (how insulting is that sign!!!)
Overpriced breakfast

So, all in all a wonderful good quality breakfast albeit overpriced for what you got and super friendly service from the waiting staff but please try to find another way of making sure that parents (your potential customers) are not insulted by that riduluous sign. It's the sort of sign that makes you want to take a bus load of children in there just to scramble their heads! Lol

Total cost for 2 breakfast inc tea/coffee & orange juice was approx £19.00. And as good a quality as all the components were I'm not sure if this price tag is justified.

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Thank pollenca
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Woke up on Sunday and really wanted an afternoon tea, remembered someone had recommended Badgers at Alfriston so we went along and were not disappointed! From the pretty china to the delicious fresh scones and clotted cream, it was exactly what we wanted. If you are looking for English country charm, friendly service and the loveliest cream tea in town then this is where you need to go. Watch your head on the way in if you are tall though. Ouch.

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Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

the cakes! the lovely garden at the back, tucked away. Silver tray and teapots, lovely old fashioned tea service. The cake was delicious with real cream in the middle.

Thank entian
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