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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” (45 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 August 15, 2017

Never before done a double review in one posting. We visited for afternoon tea and were so impressed came back the following morning for breakfast! Tea first - good selection of teas, sensibly priced accompanied by an equally good list of cakes, scones and snacks....More

4  Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Totally in awe at the menu choices that only the time limited the choice but the bacon sandwich was delicious! Fresh bloomer bread and excellent amount of bacon. Definitely one of the best!

3  Thank Aaron D
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Mid morning coffee and scones with family. One of our party had the gluten-free lemon cake which she said was excellent. The guys had cheese scones which were - well cheesy. Coffee was good and strong. The young waitress was really cheerful and friendly and...More

3  Thank Roger P
Reviewed August 9, 2017

After a bad experience of trying to eat at Badgers, we came to The Singing Kettle where we were greeted warmly and looked after very well considering we were soaking wet and with a little dog! We sat outside under a massive brolly and the...More

4  Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We went twice to this lovely café and had fruit scones each time. Top notch they wee too. Had Earl Grey Supreme tea which was gorgeous. Would go again and try their lovely loving lunches

5  Thank uklcsr
Reviewed August 2, 2017

stopped in for coffee and cakes, and both were really nice, with good friendly service, but what was the surprise is the little court yard at the back, most people were crowded on the tables out front, but this is really a little haven, very...More

5  Thank JLM3080
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Arrived just before midday, hoping and praying they still served breakfast.... yes, served til 12!! Luckily a table came free in the pretty courtyard garden. We had a Singing Kettle Breakfast... the full works and SO tasty. The Vegetarian Breakfast.....Where do I start? The mushrooms...More

4  Thank Daisychain642
Reviewed July 25, 2017

On a family visit we stopped at the Singing kettle for lunch. Sat outside in a small outdoor garden. Food was special, very tasty and well presented. I had the bacon brie and caramelised chutney on brown, whilst others had a rarebit with cooked leek,...More

5  Thank Jim B
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I had a really warm welcome at this charming tea room, and enjoyed some tea with a generous serving of soya milk and water offered as I must have looked very hot! The cakes looked delicious but sadly I wasn't hungry.

4  Thank Sidonia01
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

I actually stumbled upon this little gem by accident as I had got lost and strayed from my planned route. I can honestly say that I have never been so pleased to get lost before in my life! We needed a welcome break and we...More

6  Thank ewarwoowar71
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Questions & Answers
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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