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“Worth a visit”
Review of Hikers Rest

Hikers Rest
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in East Dean
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Airy and very clean. Plenty of choice whether you want just a coffee or a snack lunch. All freshly prepared.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What an excellent find!”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I found this tea room after a disappointing experience at the tiger inn. A lovely place with an unusual selection of gifts and delicious cake. The staff were lovely and welcoming, the shop itself was spotless and the prices were very reasonable. We will certainly be returning again soon and bringing friends!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank evelynn p
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Would be nice if they're moved some of the extra tables they've squashed in”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We have been here a lot as it was a good combination of cafe and gift shop and especially enjoyed by less mobile friends. However on the last two visits we have been very disappointed. Half of the gifts shop items have gone to make way for four more tables, so close together that I could barely sit down because there was someone sitting behind me at the next table. I had to ask her to move so I could get seated. And when a less mobile member of our party tried to get up to go to the toilet, two other people had to get up for him to be able to extricate himself.

Not only uncomfortable but noisy, we could clearly hear the conversations at adjoining tables.

This seems a clear case of profit before patron comfort and we will not be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sussex
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great location, but café doesn't achieve its full potential.”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

East Dean is a beautiful spot, but this café is quite a functional sort of place - a modern L-shaped room where they serve a range of hot and cold drinks alongside a pretty basic snack menu - the sort of things you could get anywhere. Don't expect a changing list of daily specials or any reference to local produce. The welcome can seem a bit flat, with smiles in short supply, but the place is certainly spotlessly clean and does what it does quite well. In addition to the food, they have a range of gifts on offer.

  • Visited July 2013
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Seaford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just Lovely”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We have been going to the Hikers since it first opened and love it...we take all our friends and family when they visit its always a hit, staff are friendly and the food is always freshly made.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank tanya s
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