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Winchelsea Farm Kitchen

Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
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High Street, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EA, England
01797 226287
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very attractive, well-stocked shop and cafe

This is a lovely place. I didn't eat here so can't comment on the food, but called in for a drink which I had on the sunny patio out the back. The staff were helpful and the deli and shop looked great - unfortunately I was on a hike and couldn't stock up on things here. But I was glad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited this shop after looking around the wonderful gardens in Winchelsea. Although not the full coffee shop service we experienced the last time we were here, we still left fully satisfied! This is basically a general store for the village, with the bonus that any of the food in the shop can be eaten in the lovely courtyard area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a lovely place. I didn't eat here so can't comment on the food, but called in for a drink which I had on the sunny patio out the back. The staff were helpful and the deli and shop looked great - unfortunately I was on a hike and couldn't stock up on things here. But I was glad... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

When we walked in none of the staff said hello, not even a smile. Surroundings and decor superb, staff terrible! We had to hunt for staff to serve us, paper cups, no vegetarian options. What a shame - could be wonderful if they had staff that cared.

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Winchelsea F, Manager at Winchelsea Farm Kitchen, responded to this review

We were sorry to hear of your experience upon visiting our shop, however, I would just like to confirm it was in fact our premises you visited, as some of your comments do not appear to make sense to us. We have a full compliment of staff, and there is a bell in the Coffee Shop to make yourself known... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited here hoping for lunch but there was so little available we had to settle for a drink. Service was awful...we were hardly acknowledged and I had to ask if they had a menu. We later witnessed other customers standing at the counter being completely ignored as the waitress made drinks. The waitress didn't know the price of items and... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Have just purchased and eaten in the Winchesea Farm Kitchen shop & cafe and have to say it must have upgraded again reading other critical reports. I was there Sept 2014. WE sat outside with very comfortable rattan style seating and tables. Food coming out of the kitchen looked delightful and we enjoyed cream teas and cake all on china... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed nearby, and this shop was a godsend. Great deli foods, superb local produce, and a brilliantly decorated cafe serving top-class coffee. It was good when it was The Little Shop. It's even better now.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Last year I had a superb lunch with my husband here, so I had no hesitation about stopping again there last week for a tea and cake. I could not believe it when a cup of tea and a latte were served up in PAPER cups, and our cakes served on PAPER plates! When we asked why, we were told... More 

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Croydon UK
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26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In the past we've had good experiences here - lovely light lunches and teas. However, when we visited last Saturday afternoon, we were hoping for a delicious tea in pretty surroundings. Our hopes were dashed - there was only one flapjack left and only crisps or ice cream on offer from the deli. Tea is served in paper cups and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Last year we spent many happy tea and cake times here. But a tearoom without china! Paper cups and plates to save on washing up. No pots of tea. Very disappointing.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well - I for one am delighted by the lack of background music at this delightfully informal shop and tea room. We were luck enough to start a circular walk from Winchelsea on a beautifully sunny morning by having tea, coffee and cakes in the garden of the Farm Kitchen. The dog - a new addition to our family -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye  >  Winchelsea
  • Phone Number: 01797 226287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen

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