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“I would travel the length of the country for these cakes”

Great Park Farm Nursery
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Battle
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Owner description: We are a small family run plant nursery, farm shop and cafe established 40 years ago. The farm is nestled in a quiet rural location, conveniently close to the 1066 walk to Battle and within a few miles of Hastings and Bexhill. The nursery and farm shop sell a wide range of high quality plants and produce, many grown and hand made on the premises, with friendly and knowledgeable staff always available to help with any questions.
Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I would travel the length of the country for these cakes”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This place is the best nursery/farm/tearoom ever. It bears no resemblance to those sad overpriced places on out of town estates with their nasty cafeteria style tea rooms. This is a barn, a walled garden, some lovely stuff to look at and divine things to eat. The nursery itself is reasonably priced and he grows some very good perennials. The tearoom at the back of the nursery is such a gem I am not sure I want to write this review. It's hard enough to get a seat there at busy times already. I have been on numerous occasions but only for a pot of tea and a cake. They also do light lunches which look equally delicious. The bakewell tart is out of this world. Huge slabs of cake, a gorgeous setting looking over the plants for sale in what was an old wallled garden. Inside there is a fabulous farm shop where you can go pleasantly bakrupt buying wonderful local produce. If you don't know how good the quiches in the shop, then "you ain't from round 'ere" know what I mean? Probably not - they are the finest quiches anyone has ever eaten and I say that in the complete conviction that I am right. I don't think anyone who has eaten them has ever tried making their own again. It's such a lovely place to visit. There's a walk from Battle which brings you out just nearby - friends of ours call it the cake walk - nuff said. Get there early for the sausage rolls in the shop. There is a lovely florists some days as well. Look for the sheperd's wagon near the car park.

Visited August 2014
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fab tearoom”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

What more could you want ? Homemade cakes to die for , cosy seating area , helpful friendly staff and then there's plants to look at too .

Visited June 2014
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great tea rooms and friendly helpful staff”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Food was delicious and the staff friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. We really enjoyed our lunch there and then went next door and found lots of fresh fruit and veg to buy along with homemade pies and quiches and the best cheese scones ever tasted

Visited June 2014
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Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent Food and Atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The café has a great atmosphere, situated right beside the plant nursery where you can have a look at some of the beautiful roses and other plants nearby while you waiting for your food. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help with not only the food but also with any plant related questions you may have. Each day there are freshly baked breads and cakes to try, often with very inventive flavours. For those looking for a more savoury option there is also a great range of delicious sandwiches on freshly baked bread. They serve a great deal of local produce all of which can be bought in the farm shop next store. The local apple juice and courgette and lime cake would have to be my favourites and I would recommend them wholeheartedly to any visitor.

I have visited numerous times and would not hesitate to come back.

Visited August 2013
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Battle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Cafe”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Fantastic cafe! There's always loads of choices of amazing homemade cakes! My personal favourite being the Courgette and Lime cake- delicious! I am a regular visitor to this lovely little cafe and have never been let down. Also, they make delicious sandwiches- perfect for an afternoon tea or a lunch. Friendly and helpful staff in a lovely area to enjoy tea over looking the pretty nursery.
Well worth the visit and will definitely be returning again to see what lovely treats are on offer!

Visited September 2013
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