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afternoon tea in lewes ?

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On 8 Feb 2012 at 9:36am want2know wrote:
Hi just wondering if anyone knows of anywhere serving a decent afternnon tea ?
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 9:49am leweslad wrote:
Try the cafe at the needlemakers, great food, coffee and very friendly service.
Homemade scones rock.
Hope you have a great afternoon tea!
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 9:56am bonzodog wrote:
If you are thinking of the sort of afternoon tea which is served in London hotels, with sandwiches, scones, cake etc, all on a jolly three tuer cake stand - forget it - it doesn't happen. You may get what is called a "Sussex Cream Tea" which is a couple of scones, jam and cream, but not what one would expect for the prices charged.
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 10:05am Cliffite wrote:
If you do want that though, pop out of town to Sheffield Park railway and book a ticket on the 1st class carriage steam train
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 11:09am Best china wrote:
Not Lewes but Duddleswell Tea Rooms, edge of Ashdown forest, just north of Maresfield. Worth a drive. In Lewes I cant fault the Pelham House, v.pricey, treat yourself!
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 11:35am bastian wrote:
there are very few tea shops left in Lewes thanks to the drive for cofee in hand shops.There used to be two in cliffe and the casbah used to be a tea shop. Even little east st had a tea shop in the 1950s...where have they all gone?
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 11:50am Best china wrote:
Bastian, they is swept away on a tide of capitalist chain stores innit.
Frapa-capa-half-caf-soya-cino anyone?
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 12:07pm Hungry wrote:
Badgers in Alfriston. Just perfect - salmon / cucumber sandwiches, scones, cakes etc served on a stand, silver teapot etc. (I think about £13 per person).
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 12:20pm Best china wrote:
Badgers in Alfriston, sounds perfect, I will try it next time I win the lottery.
Joking I am! Lets go Badgers now, anyone?
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 12:28pm Yum wrote:
Try Sillets at Selmeston...if they are stil there!
If you just want nice tea and china tea cups etc then Buttercup cafe down opposite the Dorset pub....soo twee and lovely
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 12:38pm Cliffite wrote:
And was recommended on Alex's blog post about Lewes /ducks
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 12:49pm someone else wrote:
Badgers in Alfriston serve some of the greatest sponge cake ever known to human civilisation.
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 2:02pm Hungry wrote:
Oh yes, the Gooseberry sponge is divine.
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On 8 Feb 2012 at 3:53pm The Twister wrote:
I always partake of afternoon high tea at my Great Aunt Matilda's in East Chiltington. She always lays on a damn fine spread and afterwards we often stroll through the splendid Sussex countryside reciting our favourite poetry out loud to each other. Then it's back to the old ramshackle mansion for an early evening snifter. Of course, this option would not normally be open to you ordinary riff-raff, but hey-ho!
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On 13 Feb 2012 at 6:03am chris h wrote:
I had a nice tea and 'tiered cake's and sandwiches' at Shelleys Hotel, was very good. Not London/5 star, not sure why its so hard to use real teas. Although Tea at Grand in Eastbourne is my favourite. No kids or prams or mobile phones! Bliss. Badgers looks nice. What about Pelham House?


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