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Coach House Tea Rooms

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Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN22 3QX, England
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I am afraid that as a group we were very disappointed from the service and quality of food at the Coach House tea rooms. They do not seem prepared for visitors.the queues were going out of the building and along the path. I do not understand the business mentality of the NT surely they can organise cashiers and tills. There... More 

1 Thank belbest
Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Whilst visiting the park popped in here for lunch, had the soup of the day Pea, Mint and lettuce with chunk of wholemeal bread, very nice indeed. Prices are what you would expect. Tipton't leave your cake unattended when sat outside or the Magpie will help itself lol

Thank Hairyworf1
Redhill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Having queued for 25 minutes to get parked we thought we'd go for a drink before the walk. Never thought it would be that disorganised, and had to queue for another 10 minutes. As the serving was so slow, when we reached the front we decided to have lunch, and fortunately there was plenty of seating as people had vacated... More 

Thank dace520
Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Went for lunch before visiting the gardens. A ham "ploughmans" and a burger came in at around £13. Utter waste of money, both were minuscule and incredibly average. Staff are friendly enough but the food and the prices are laughable. Stick to coffee and cake if you do visit. We won't be going again.

Thank HoveProbably
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We've been here several times, and always enjoyed our walks round the lakes and gardens. However, since the café in the old stables was extended it's gone downhill. On the last occasion we visited, my wife and I had "ploughmans" - consisting of a hunk of bread, a small piece of cheese, a lettuce leaf and a couple of other... More 

1 Thank thebin16
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Food was good, staff where polite, good menu, places to eat in or outside, was not to crowded when we went,

Thank Sandeeww
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Recently much extended and with plenty of seating even at the busiest times. Usual range of drinks food cakes etc. found at most National Trust tea rooms. In this case they are not inside the gardens and can be visited by any passer by.

Thank Tony S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Out with friends for the day having enjoyed the beautiful backdrop of Sheffield Park Gardens. This was a particularly unpleasant experience. The staff were so incredibly rude with a 'them and us' attitude quite frankly we were stunned with their lack of customer service and general politeness. I appreciate NT cafés can be a bit 'iffy' and this is most... More 

1 Thank lizzieleg
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Fairly standard National Trust food, but the plum and orange cake was delicious. The sandwiches in the children's lunch boxes were excellent - thick cut ham on chunky granary bread, much better than many such boxes. The sausage baguettes were nice too, and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Antony B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

Good home cooked food clean and good value always nicely prepared and served with a smile. Use this Tea Room on my travels across counties.

Thank Graham D

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
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  • Address: Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN22 3QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Uckfield

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