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“Perfect tea for two”

Badgers @ The Old Village Bakery
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to our historic tea house! Alfriston was granted its market charter in 1406, and the house at Badgers dates from 1510 – over 500 years old! We know it was the village bakery for 200 years until 1933, and proprietor Michael Luttig and manager Lynn Attfield continue the tradition of exceptional baking on the premises. “Dissenters” from St Andrews Church met here in the late 18th Century until they built their own independent church (now the United Reformed Church) in 1801. We even have a Standing Stone in the pavement outside the front door…
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“Perfect tea for two”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Woke up on Sunday and really wanted an afternoon tea, remembered someone had recommended Badgers at Alfriston so we went along and were not disappointed! From the pretty china to the delicious fresh scones and clotted cream, it was exactly what we wanted. If you are looking for English country charm, friendly service and the loveliest cream tea in town then this is where you need to go. Watch your head on the way in if you are tall though. Ouch.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Michelle T
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mixture of old fashioned charm with modern approach”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

the cakes! the lovely garden at the back, tucked away. Silver tray and teapots, lovely old fashioned tea service. The cake was delicious with real cream in the middle.

Visited May 2014
Thank entian
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The best place in Alfriston to have proper Tea!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Tea is served in Silver pot and beautiful China! Scones are fabulous, and the carrot cake is to die for....

Visited May 2014
3 Thank Bruno L
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Scrumptious afternoon tea”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Fantastic little find for afternoon tea following a walk to the Long Man. Beautifully served home made scones and tea in an old bakery surrounding. Well worth a visit!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank AdventurousMaz
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Sunday Morning Visit for Tea & Cake!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

The photo group I belong to from Essex, were on a day out and rather took over the dainty tearoom on Sunday morning all 15 of us, it was so pretty, we would have sat outside (had the weather been nicer) as it was just as pretty & relaxed with lovely outdoor furniture and climbing plants. I ordered tea with carrot cake & hubby had coffee with a scone & jam, it was all beautifully presented with silver teapot, milk jug & hot water jug, and china cups, saucers & plates, hubby's scone came in a basket, it was lovely, the staff were very gracious and didn't bat an eyelid on being descended on as soon as they opened by us all, and then quickly followed by other regulars and/or visitors to the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank stmoritz1960
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