OUR CUP OF TEA - TOP 5 PLACES TO TAKE TEA
There is nothing that marks the arrival of summer more than tea on the lawn, the opening of tea hatches and country tea rooms. We have so many great places to eat and drink in the Lewes District, but here are five great places to indulge your love of tea, cake and the quintisentially English experience of the afternoon tea.
Situated close to the village of Firle, The Beanstalk Cafe is one of the District’s best kept secrets. With an Indian tea tent, roaming peacocks and Incredible cakes, this tea room is like no other. This unique venue offers the privacy and tranquillity of the English Countryside and garden, serving traditional cream teas, home-made cakes and locally sourced food.
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THE SOUTHOVER GRANGE GARDENS TEA HATCH
Tea in china cups, sandwiches made to order and ice cream, all from a hatch in the garden wall. Situated next to the Magnolia tree in the Southover Grange gardens, the hatch opens for the season over the Easter break. Simply place your order and enjoy their hand made cakes and tea in this beautifully manicured garden.
Southover Grange, Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1TP
TEA WITH A SEA VIEW
CLOSE TO GLYNDEBOURNE
Situated in the beautiful South Downs village of Glynde, this tearoom is the perfect spot to relax if you have been walking on the South Downs. This licensed tea room offers light lunches, delicious cakes and afternoon teas which can be served in the garden. Popular with ramblers, holidaymakers and opera lovers.
TEA WITH THE BLOOMSBURY SET
Take tea at the former home of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell at Charleston Farm House. Housed in Charleston’s historic out-buildings, comprising of the Outer Studio, Apple Shed, Garage and Folly Garden, the cafe serves locally sourced and seasonal produce. The cafe opens one hour before the house so it’s perfect for a pre – tour lunch.
Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL