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Address: Firle, Lewes BN8 6LP, England
Phone Number: 01273858307

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Made it at last

We do not live that far away,but finally visited last Sunday.Enjoyed a self guided tour,and tea outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
diane s
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

House tours only, no free flow the day we visited. I would have loved more time to look at some of the beautiful 17th century portraits, but the guide was more interested in showing us the photos of family members with "our Queen Mother" and talking about how much Prince Philip always enjoys his visits to the Gage family seat.... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We do not live that far away,but finally visited last Sunday.Enjoyed a self guided tour,and tea outside.

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Brighton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We only stopped by the cafe here for a tea and cakes. Excellent selection of cakes but when they were bought out to us in the garden, they were ridiculously small slithers. I took them back and asked if this was their portion size. They said no and that they were busy and had done it hurriedly (they weren't very... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I visited this venue for a light lunch. The grounds of Firle Place are beautiful and the house's interior has an eminent reputation, so we naturally expected the same quality of the teashop there. Sadly, we were deeply disappointed. The range of food offered was very limited and service was very slow considering there were hardly any... More 

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solihull
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327 reviews 327 reviews
96 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having joined the HHA in April my wife and I have been visiting their properties whilst in Sussex/Kent and ventured to Firle after leaving Sheffield Park (NT)(Approx 15 mile 30mins). The conducted tour (approx one hour) was interesting and informative (500 years owned by the Gage family) The tearoom is open to non-visitors also. Adult £8.50 Senior £7.50 Child £4.00... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visited the new opened Firle place for a garden show which was quite entertaining but we really enjoyed visiting the house which is delightful and interesting. It is now open after being closed for a number of years for refurbishment and although there is still work to be done it was a pleasent visit

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Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We attended the annual garden show at Firle Place and enjoyed the stalls, the ambience and the grounds which were spectacular and also there was lambing going on which was great. There were lots of attractions for children so grandparents please note! However, the stairways and grounds were uneven and it was quite difficult to walk over parts of the... More 

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Florida, New York
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Café staffed by a very rude man with dubious standards of sobriety and hygiene. Visitors not even tolerated by Lady Gage who was offensive and ill educated about herbs, their uses and the different properties within the same species. Herb Garden is an insult to the intelligence of the public to invite them in, when it needs basic tending and... More 

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Eastbourne
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73 reviews 73 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Having been here in E Sussex for 7 years, we finally visited Firle Place; what a wonderful house, super little cafe, wonderful grounds all ver contained and not open to the gen public too often so well worth a visit.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The restoration of the ruins of Lewes Priory has given the town an airy park for the benefit of the town dwellers and a piece of history by the preservation of the Priory ruins for the benefit of locals and visitors alike.

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