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Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely delicious homemade scones and cakes, served in this delightful tea room. Lovely real tea (no tea bags) I will Absolutely recommend and will return. Brilliant place, friendly staff professional staff ,clean and the most delicious homemade produce. Even the jam was homemade (amazing) Kind...regards Peter.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020

We saw this tea room whilst driving by and spontaneously stopped as it looked so cute. We got a warm welcome and the atmosphere was really nice and friendly. We choose Cream Tea and a salmon sandwich and both were delicious! We were lucky to...have stopped there, and we will stop again if we go back to Seaford.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

We are visiting Seaford and were recommended this little cafe. We got take away sandwiches which were lovely - homemade bread, good quality ingredients and a nice little side salad, all boxed up for us. We also tried some of the cakes - pretty good...too, but for us the highlight was the sandwiches! Would recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here as a family during a cycle trip to/from Alfriston. We sat outside. Our teenagers enjoyed their monstrous hot chocolates and hooj brownie (see photos). I had a yummy eggs hollandaise and the boss snuffled her cream tea down in no time at all....We enjoyed the no-nonesense service too!! 😃👍More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea here. Scones and clotted cream were lovely but the highlight was the carrot cake which was absolutely amazing best I had, all this gluten free as well. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 25, 2020

Great service and really lovely place. Tasty cream tea home made scones and jam whats not to like. Worth a visit. Will return.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

First visit today , great service from the lovely ladies working there . Very friendly and welcoming . Great cake and hot choc too , will return

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Delicious brunch - excellent eggs and pies. Large range of loose leaf teas. Lovely friendly service and all reasonably priced. 😊

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020

We had a cream tea here - the scones were so light (we were told they were baked 3 hours previously) and the homemade raspberry jam was great. Would highly recommend! We also went home with two jars of homemade jam which they sold at...a very reasonable price. The couple running the tea room were so friendly, and gave great recommendations regarding the surrounding area. We will definitely come back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Amazing place for afternoon tea! Very friendly staff! Best place in the town! Will definitely come back at some point

Date of visit: August 2020
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August 1, 2019|
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Response from SpecialKJ | Reviewed this property |
As I remember there are steps up to the tea room and so no. Yes however the staff are very obliging and I’m sure would be able to help and accommodate if you rang ahead. They have some seating outside and if the weather is... More
May 23, 2015|
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Response from greedy60 | Reviewed this property |
The opening times are :- Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday Closed Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
April 3, 2015|
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Response from greedy60 | Reviewed this property |
When we ate there we booked a couple of days in advance, which was helpful as they are very popular and busy. As it it Easter Sunday it is probably best to check if they are open.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Church Lane Tea Room

  • Yes, Church Lane Tea Room offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Church Lane Tea Room offers delivery services.

  • Church Lane Tea Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5