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Wishing Well Tearoom

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Lewes Road, Wilmington BN26 5SG, England
+44 1323 487967
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Lunchtime treat - WOW

Lived in area for over 25 years and first visit with my mum. Friendly welcome, amazing food. We both wanted to try scones and panini's. The owners were amazing and split the order on 2 separate plates. Beautifully laid out and a really lovely olde world experience. Can't wait to go back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
louloubelle13
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Lived in area for over 25 years and first visit with my mum. Friendly welcome, amazing food. We both wanted to try scones and panini's. The owners were amazing and split the order on 2 separate plates. Beautifully laid out and a really lovely olde world experience. Can't wait to go back. Recommended to mums at school, and all have... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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173 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Stopped here for a mid long-journey meal break. First time we've visited the Wishing Well. Tempted to return for a post-diet celebration to sample the cakes, which will prompt a new diet! One of those 'tardis' like buildings - the tea-room is scarcely big enough to swing the proverbial cat, yet there is seating for 30 customers. The walls are... More 

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Rouen, France
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Revisited this tea rooms after a gap of two years, with a group of French people. The tea rooms had changed hands, but I needn't have worried, the high standard has been maintained, if not bettered! We devastated the displays of delicious home made cakes. I was particularly delighted with the savoury scones with cream cheese and mini tomatoes. As... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

12 of us had afternoon tea here. We were a big party but were dealt with so completely efficiently. The hosts are charming and pleasant; as is the location, not to mention the scones! There was plenty of jam and cream with the scones. So many choices of teas and cakes, savoury and sweet dishes. We were celebrating an anniversary... More 

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3 Thank Jacky742
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Homemade food in a beautiful location. First class service in this lovely tearoom which oozes character. It is plain to see why this establishment is in the running for the Sussex Life Tea Room awards.

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sussex
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My first visit even though lived near by for 10 years! Beautifully decorated and spotless. Had the baked potato with prawns,beautifully presented and so tasty.Large portion so had to leave some. My only moan is that you have to go out and around to toilet and in the rain not good.

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Polegate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Always look forward to visiting and receiving first class hospitality from Bernard & Carol !! Lovely setting & fantastic food to match !! ...Home from Home !! It's a Great place to get to know the locals & meet some really nice & interesting people ! See you soon. Alan.

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2 Thank Alan S
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Everything was home made - even the jam. Lovely garden & very interesting pictures absolutely covering the walls inside. Lovely host & hostess, very warm & welcoming.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely little place, friendly staff, tasty treats and spotlessly clean. A lovely setting at the foot of the downs, suffers a little from noise from the A27 but not so seriously that this should stop anyone visiting there. Good car park but turning right back on to A27 can be dodgy at peak times, better to turn left then, a... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quite delightful, very welcoming, wonderful setting, food and service. To top it all they are dog friendly - very welcome at all times, but especially when it's simply too warm to leave your dog in the car and you are in need of refreshment. Couldn't fault it, sat in the garden, treated ourselves to a beautifully presented cream tea each.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lewes Road, Wilmington BN26 5SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 487967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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