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National Trust Cafe

Birling Gap, Birling Gap BN20 0AB, England
+44 1323 423197
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (28 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“the cliff” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Birling Gap, Birling Gap BN20 0AB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good cafe. It's part of the National Trust area at Birling Gap. There is a dog friendly area if you are out with your canine friends, which was great! It's a simple cafe with typical British simple choices, as well as a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richster642018
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Here is a very enjoyable cafe; the decor is nice - good pictures on the wall and nicely painted. The views are superb. And the coffee and drinks are fine. Mind you, at Birling Gap, there's no alternative!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed October 22, 2018

And marvellous scenery and views to drink it to ! sit at the wooden tables outside and gaze out to sea, and see where your imagination take you to! !

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tradesman121
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We visit this cafe quite abit and its always good, they now have a heated section with warm cheese scones, sausage rolls and pasties which is great. There is a wonderful walk from here with amazing views. It’s a nice big cafe, large parking area...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RH1-7
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We made a stop for a quick drink. Friendly staff, clean restaurant, big car park and even room for our ponies.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 819dagmarw
Reviewed September 30, 2018

On a nostalgia trip around the area with my cousin we stopped here for a snack and had the cheese scones. Definitely try one as it was as light as a feather and very cheesy. Better than I've ever had.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diana M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stopped here for a quick break. There are options for drinks, a decent range of food and cakes available. Friendly, clean and well-maintained. Slightly overpriced

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shruti S
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Visited at lunch time with our grandson and tried the snack food on offer. Food came out hot and at a reasonable speed, it was very tasty. The room is clean if a bit basic and they were very busy there are plenty of tables...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bryan T
Reviewed July 30, 2018

As usual with the National Trust, a good standard of food, drink and other facilities...… Cliff edge views are fantastic.....having walked from the Eastbourne area, the bacon bap and drink were most welcome and set us all up for yet more walking!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ancient-trekkers
Reviewed July 26, 2018

It is a very nice and friendly cafe with decent food but oh my that view! The cafe is literally on the edge of the white cliffs and I cannot think of a better place to have a drink and a cookie or cake. They...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Illinirog70
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from Dennis W | Reviewed this property |
As above phone or email the NT
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Alison P | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your question, we have gluten free cake options and our soup is usually made from ingredients that don't contain gluten. We can make sandwiches using gluten free bread or rolls on request. When you visit us... More
Veronica E
March 22, 2016|
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Response from MaureenReevves | Reviewed this property |
yes, as far as I know, their menu does change, depending on what is avaialbe. best thing is to go and visit them and see what they have on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $13
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Birling Gap, Birling Gap BN20 0AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Birling Gap
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 423197
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A busy coastal café with sea views and outdoor seating overlooking the English Channel. A great base to start or finish your walk over the Seven Sisters, Belle Tout and Crowlink.
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