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The Singing Kettle Tea House

6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
+44 1323 870723
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (52 reviews)
“rarebit” (10 reviews)
“jam cream” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every English village has a tea shop but if you only go to one make a trip to The Singing Kettle in Alfriston. As soon as you walk in you will be welcomed by charming staff who go out of their way to make you...More

2  Thank bobbV1979XM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the afternoon and just wanted a cuppa but happened to find this little tucked away courtyard. The scones were wonderful, so fresh and delicious. Tea came in a pot and you could have a choice of teas if you have a preference...More

1  Thank AlisonJ225
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb bacon and Brie on toast with avacardo. Service friendly and great value. Visited on a really foul day.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been out for lunch for my mums birthday, and had a walk along the river. When we returned to the village, mum and Nan were desperate for a cup of tea, so we popped in here. The staff were great, really friendly and...More

2  Thank Sara T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and coffee was OK, but the service was poor. Essentially what it boiled down to is 4 of us got food and drinks, including 3 pots of tea. We wanted 4 tea cups for our 3 teapots, they said they will only give...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth calling in - glad that we did! Well made cappuccinos and huge slices of homemade cakes. Plenty of other items on the menu tho’ if you want something more substantial. There are some seats at the front (on the pavement) which are popular...More

3  Thank Scene-set
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for the first time the other day for a ladies brunch on my birthday. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Sat out in the pretty courtyard which was a welcome break from the sun. Lovely menus and the portion sizes are large....More

1  Thank Tina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little gem in the heart of Alfriston! Really cute old building and lovely setting. Veggie breakfast and normal breakfast ordered, both lovely and the service was great considering it was very busy! All in all great experience.

1  Thank Jaymackie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast in a little courtyard which was perfect for the sunny weather, the staff were friendly and welcoming and the breakfasts were very substantial. I had eggs and salmon on toast which was lovely chunky brown bread, my partner had sweet corn fritters...More

1  Thank missma87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely love The Singing Kettle. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. Cakes and scones all home made! Coffee excellent. I find the staff to be friendly and welcoming and service with a smile! The medieval building is very beautiful and has a great...More

4  Thank miasampietro
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10 February 2018|
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Response from JT1972 | Property representative |
Yes all major cards accepted. Look forward to seeing you.
20 January 2018|
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Response from gp_moore | Reviewed this property |
Yes, pets are allowed. I checked with the staff before collecting my dog from the car and they said if the dog was quite small, clean & well behaved it would be OK. Toby, my Cavailier King Charles spaniel and I sat in a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Waterloo Square | 6 Waterloo Square, Alfriston BN26 5UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870723
Overlooking the enchanting village square, the singing kettle tea house idyllically looks out on village life. Inside you'll find calming contemporary farrow & ball decor with arty wall hangings and in the warmer months you can choose to sit out front and watch the world go by, or hide away in the delightfully secluded walled garden A long established tea house with a renowned reputation for fabulous innovative cakes, sweet & savoury scones and excellent customer service. But it's much more than a tearoom, for lunch you could have one of the various takes on welsh rarebit or opt for an open sandwich or toastie on hand cut bread, maybe try the delicious soup all of which is prepared and cooked for you on the premises. It's all simply lip smacking.
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