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The Singing Kettle Tea House

6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
+44 1323 870723
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (47 reviews)
“rarebit” (11 reviews)
“polenta cake” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to this restaurant/cafe. My wife and I had a mid-week brunch at 10am - I had the full English breakfast, which was huge and delicious. My wife had a special - bubble and squeak cakes and large slice of ham. Very friendly manager/cook...More

2  Thank gp_moore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff always cheerful, polite and helpful. Food to die for! All homemade. Cakes are delicious, as are the savoury dishes. Prompt service. Clean. Lovely little patio garden at the rear, filled with colourful plants.

2  Thank B F
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We dropped in for a light lunch and ordered a quiche with sales leaves and a nice cup of tea, having just walked a bit of the South Downs Way. Our quche has massive!! but ever so light and fluffy. Everything went down a treat!

2  Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We recently had a weekend break in Alfriston and while strolling around the village we came across this lovely tea house. I had a cappuccino coffee and my wife had a hot chocolate both drinks we thoroughly enjoyed and reasonably priced. The inside of the...More

2  Thank gray_nina
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I don't often come to Alfriston but when I do I head straight for this little bolt-hole. It's very clean and cosy with a good choice of lunches and cakes. It's lovely sitting out side in the summer, either back or front. Friendly staff and...More

2  Thank RoamerSE
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We've been here for lunch, coffee and cake, and afternoon cream tea. Each time the food has been brilliant, and the service equally so. It's such a sweet little cafe, with a great feel to it, you could happily stay all day!

3  Thank kate b
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This unassuming little cafe surprises with the most amazing home-cooked food, and effortlessly caters for 'difficult customers' like me, providing delicious vegan and gluten-free options. My meat-eating partner was equally impressed with his meal, and we have since been back three times for brunch and...More

2  Thank Anita H
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Tiny tea shop on the outside, tiny wonderful eatery inside! Limited but very adequate menu. This was our 5th visit in so many weeks, it's become a favouriite place for lunch when in the area. For me the Devils Rarebit with chorizo. Friendly staff, excellent...More

2  Thank Viking_Raider
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

As we were meeting our friends who were doing the MacMillan walk we wanted to buy a sandwich and meet them at their lunch stopping place. This was the only one we could find. It is a mostly eat in cafe but they kindly closed...More

3  Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a bite to eat in this pretty village and The Singing Kettle hit the right notes. A small tearoom but nicely decorated and with very friendly staff. My wife had a rarebit and I had the scone cream tea. The rarebit was delicious...More

3  Thank CollieB52
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March 23, 2017|
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Response from JT1972 | Property representative |
Hello necstour, Yes you can have a cream tea for breakfast if you want. We make our scones every morning ready for you to enjoy whenever you'd like to eat them. So we look forward to seeing you.
Elinore B
August 15, 2015|
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Response from Markylala | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and inside and also in the rear garden!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870723
Overlooking the enchanting village square, the singing kettle tea house idyllically looks out on village life. Inside you'll find calming contemporary farrow & ball decor with arty wall hangings and in the warmer months you can choose to sit out front and watch the world go by, or hide away in the delightfully secluded walled garden A long established tea house with a renowned reputation for fabulous innovative cakes, sweet & savoury scones and excellent customer service. But it's much more than a tearoom, for lunch you could have one of the various takes on welsh rarebit or opt for an open sandwich or toastie on hand cut bread, maybe try the delicious soup all of which is prepared and cooked for you on the premises. It's all simply lip smacking.
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